6 Reasons to Make 2 Strand Twists Your Go-To Style for Fall

Don’t let the weather fool you, fall is right around the corner! A time to embrace the changes in weather as well as in life, the fall is a great time to switch up your decor, clothes, and of course, your do! Well, with hundreds or even thousands of styles to try, how do you narrow it down? That can be tricky! While NHH is certainly not here to tell you what to do, we can give you a few ideas in terms of what you should try. Speaking of which, check out 6 reasons why you should make 2-strand-twists your go-to style for fall!

THEY’RE PROTECTIVE 

One of the top reasons you should make 2-strand-twists your go-to style for the fall is because they are a protective style. If you’re like the rest of the NHH community, you spent your summer trying all types of fun and wild things. Well, given that the weather is growing colder, you need to protect your hair from this weather as well. 2-strand-twists are a simple style that can help to protect your hair from a wide variety of elements while looking fab as ever! 

THEY PROMOTE GROWTH

In addition to that, 2-strand-twists also promote growth. This is due to the fact that they keep the hair in the stretched position all while allowing it to rest and hide from potentially harmful environmental and/or chemical factors. They also allow for you to go days or weeks without engaging in other acts that could potentially be harmful to your hair or scalp as well. 

THEY’RE CUTE

Did we mention, they’re C-U-T-E?! Well, they are! With tons of styles to try out, you can literally pick a 2-strand-twist style for each and every occasion this fall. No matter if you go with singles, flat twists, an up-do, or any mixture of these, you can achieve a style that is not only lovely but also uniquely your own.

THEY’RE VERSATILE

In keeping with that notion, 2-strand-twists are also very versatile! As aforementioned, there is literally a 2-strand-twist style for every occasion. Virtually as multifaceted of cornrows and other types of braids, there is no need to straighten your hair to achieve a certain look, you simply need to find a way of achieving it using twists. 

THEY SHOW ETHNIC PRIDE 

In an age in which Black and Brown girls are continuously being attacked for embracing our roots, it’s important to take a stand. Rocking 2-strand twists show that you not only embrace your hair texture but your culture as well. Similar to the #SupportThePuff movement, rocking more ethnically oriented styles is a great way to make a statement and show a sense of solidarity.

THEY’RE DIFFERENT

Why would you ever want to look like everyone else?! Although the Natural Hair Community continues to grow and flourish, it is still far from the norm. Rocking 2-strand twists will always ensure that you stand out, even if you’re not trying to. No matter where you work or hang out, your twists will do the talking for you, asserting, “I’m natural and I love it!”

Now that you’ve gotten 5 reasons to try 2 strand twists this fall, check out some awesome tutorials on how to achieve these looks below! 

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Top 5 ‘Bad Hair Day’ Accessories for Autumn

Greetings, Natural Hair Hypers! With that cooler fall weather just chilling on the horizon, it’s pretty safe to say that your wash and go styles will also soon need to be put to rest. So, what can you do to spruce up your do on those unfortunate “bad hair” days?! Relax. The following is a closer look at NHH’s top 5 Autumn!

Headwraps

 

A trend that has once again taken center stage, head wraps have been all the rage in recent years. For those who are yet unfamiliar, headwraps are a unisex option with roots in Africa, India, parts of Asia, and many other areas. Moreover, with an entirely new generation of designer dueling this trend, Naturalistas now have their pick of a vast array of headwraps. Everything from bold retro prints to tradition African ones, you can literally find a headwrap to match every outfit in your closet! Great for the office, upscale, or even casual events, the head wrap is your go-to hair accessory for various times of year, especially fall! Check out some of our fave “how to tie a headwrap”  tutorials on Youtube below!

Beanie Hats 

 

If you’re into something a little less flashy, beanie hats may be the way to go. Cute, casual, and a great cure for a cold head, these are great for running errands, casual nights out, and on any day you just want to be cute and comfy. The can be worn in the fall, winter, spring, and even on cool summer nights. Moreover, they come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and prints making this a great option for men and women of all ages. 

Scarves 

Similar to head wraps, scarves are versatile hair accessories that can be dressed up or down at will. However, scarves are more shapeless as they can also be worn around the neck, waist, as a vest, or even as a duster, among other things. Nevertheless, they are also great hair accessories as they allow you to cover all or part of your head at will. 

Turbans

 

Next, turbans are another unisex option that look fab with an added cultural flair. Also able to be dressed up or down, turbans can be paired with your fave outfit regardless of color or occasion. You can cover your full head, or just the outer rim of it, it’s up to you. Moreover, there are more casual ones for things such as exercising and errands or fancy ones for the office or upscale occasions. 

Headbands  

 

Lastly, headbands are a great accessory for Naturalistas from all walks of life. Available in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, these are a fun way to switch up your look as well as pull those wild natural tresses out of your face. Great for a vast array of occasions, this is a good accessory to stockpile as you never know when you’ll need a good headband! 

Now that you’ve seen our picks for fall hair accessories, what are yours?! Try some of ours or leave suggestions below! 

7 Poppin’ Natural Styles for Fall

Greetings, Natural Hair Hypers! If you’re anything like me, your summer just flew by! A time to put away those bikinis and pull out those heavy wool trenches, if you are switching your style up for the cooler months, then why not your hair?! Most Naturalistas (especially us) just love the autumn as things cool down and you know longer need to worry about the ridiculous humidity or the sun beaming down on your natural skull. Nevertheless, what will you do with your hair for the next few months?! Relax, we’ve got you covered. Check out 7 of our top natural hairstyle choices for fall!

Bantu Knots

 

So, in case you’re new to NHH, we LOVE Bantu knots! A great way to get in touch with your roots while rocking a fabulously edgy style that promotes hair growth, Bantu knots are an ancient style with powerful origins. You can make them big small, with short hair or with long hair, on natural hair or permed hair, on healthy hair or hair that has been damaged. And for thicker and longer lasting Bantus, you can even ass extensions! The style lasts for days and you can untwist them and turn them into another style when you’re done! Moreover, they also look great with some of your favorite hair accessories! What’s not to love?!

Jumbo Braids

 

For those who prefer a little length added to their tresses, jumbo braids are an excellent style for fall! Achieved by installing thick sections of synthetic extensions and braiding them into singles, this hairstyle is simple to achieve, yet is highly time consuming. Especially in the case of a beginner, this is a style that can take hours or even days to complete. Therefore, be sure that you have the time set aside before attempting this style on your own. Either way, this style is super cute and can be styled in wide variety of ways!

Perm Rod Set

 

Yet another one of our faves, the perm rod set is a fun, flirty style that lasts for a few days. Achieved by parting your hair into small sections and wrapping each individual section around a perm rod, the perm rod set is fairly simple to install, yet can be difficult to master. This is largely due to the fact that everyone’s hair texture is different. Therefore, figuring out which products will make your perm rod set pop can be a bit puzzling. Nevertheless, some of the best products to use universally are curls creams, some sort of gel, as well as an oil for moisture.

Crochet, Crochet

 

Next up, crochet styles are a fun, easy, and fairly low maintenance way to switch up your look on a moment’s notice. You can do jumbo braids, curly hair, or anything else that strikes your fancy. Achieved by installing the extensions via a crochet needle, this style is fairly quick to execute and easy to keep up. Perfect for fall, crochet styles are protective and allow your hair to rest after the damage done by the extreme summer heat.

Chunky Twists

 

In addition to that, chunky twists are a fun and easy style that can last for many days as well. Achieved by parting your hair into medium to large sized sections, sectioning that area into 2 parts, and twisting the sections together, chunky twists last a long time and are the perquisite to a fab twist out!

Twisted Up-do

 

A great style for those who work in a more professional atmosphere, twisted up-do’s, are sophisticated and fun at once. With an array of ways to achieve this due, the important thing to remember is that your are flat twisting your hair into a style that can be pinned up or put into a ponytail.

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Lastly, #supportthepuff by rocking your Afro in all its splendor! In case you are unaware of the movement (article coming soon), it was started to support an array of young girls who have recently been booted from class due to rocking their own gorgeous, natural Afros! This makes this style more important than ever as it’s not just about looking fab, it’s about making a statement and taking a stand! No matter if it’s a curly fro, blow out, twist out, or any such style, the important thing to remember is to make it as big and fabulous mane that makes everyone gawk in amazement!