AA Hairstyles From Our Readers!!

How fun!! I'm so excited I had some readers send in some of the stuff they've tried! Lots of cute ideas for you here...

First off, we have a Mom who was brave enough to try the zulu/bantu knots from day 3. I LOVE how this turned out. This was more of the look I was hoping for when we tried it, LOL. Adorable, right? The only problem? It didn't last through nap time. Darn it! Maybe this is a non-napping older girl only style?

Look how straight these parts are. I'm totally impressed, especially considering this little cutie is only 2!! I have no idea how she got this done on a moving target. Next up, braid extensions! This Mom took these 2 to the salon to get this style done. I'm thinking that's a smart decision since she said it only took a couple of hours. Unless you are really fast at braiding and know how to put the extensions in, this is probably worth paying someone else to do. Btw, I love this picture, how sweet!
I love the angled parts on this do. A simple style made unique just by changing the parts a little. Cute! In case you're wondering, she got these darling clips at target.
Now this is cute! I've got something very similar in my folder I'll be posting soon. I especially like how those white clips stand out against the dark hair.
Another cute and simple one.....

Love these twists in the front! And how sweet are the dress and shoes?
Here's our twist hairstyle from day 1. Even with shorter hair, it turned out great!

I've still got a few African American styles ready to post, but I'm taking a break over the weekend. This has worn me out!!

See you all on Monday, have a great weekend!

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  1. I really like those extensions. I wish there was a black salon here.

    I tried the zulu knots to and they turned out perfect. Thanks so much for all these ideas!

  2. To the reader who got the extensions done...any chance you're located in Utah? I'm trying to find a black salon so I can take my little girl (the zulu knots 2 year old) there and they can give her a trim.

  3. WOW on these talented moms and beautiful girls! Thanks for this series of posts... I feel brave enough to try the criss-cross French braids below! =)

  4. To Stacy: No I don't live in Utah we live in San Diego, I'm sorry. I am still trying to get this hair thing down. I come on here and look all the time to find something new. My girls will be getting extensions soon again and I will send them to Kori so she can post. I will take more detailed pictures.

  5. We just did the twist hairstyle on my daughter today for field day. She's not AA, actually a little white girl with bright red hair, but she got a ton of attention for the twists! Plus, it stayed in SO well, even through all of the water sports!

    Thanks for the super fun ideas- my daughter wants to do the zulu knots next, but I'm afraid it will turn out like your daughters- a little too big of buns. We've used a ton of your ideas, and always get such positive attention for her hair! Plus, it gives me some one-on-one time with her, which she usually doesn't get being the oldest of 3 (almost 4!)

  6. I have enjoyed your posts about African hair. There is very little for our girls out there and I appreciate your ideas. I made my first attempt at a hair post tonight. Hopefully, you can stop by sometime and take a look!

  7. So cute. I wouldn't have been brave enough to try and come up with AA Hairstyles just because my sisters don't have that kind of hair. I just love watching to see what you come up with next.

    I guess it is good to know this stuff so that if I ever need to do someone's hair like that, I will know how to.


  8. The styles look great, but the two older girls have permed hair. It's not an accurate representation of how the styles would translate on virgin hair.

    I'd love to see more style ideas on natural black hair.