1. The Wave Cap
Wave Cap vs. Durag.
Both black hair products are used to protect the hair and create “waves,” but the difference mainly lies in the preference. Do you like your durag cape to flourish, or would you rather rock a simple cap?
2. The Jheri Curl
The Jheri Curl was a very common hairstyle rocked in the black community in the ’70s and ’80s. The origin of the Jheri Curl came from a hairstylist named Jheri Redding. If you were feeling the Jheri Curl, you quickly learned that curl activator, a plastic cap, and the heavy moisturizing cream were your best friends.
We’re glad this hair phase is long gone.
3. Box Braids
Box braids are probably the most common braid choice among African-American women. They’re versatile, durable, and can be worn at any length.
4. The Classic Satin Bonnet
Silky, satin, and comfortable, the classic satin bonnet is used among African-American women to protect their hair at night, as well as maintain a particular hairstyle. They also come in cool colors for folks who love variety.
5. The Satin Braid Bonnet
Remember those braids Solange was rocking a few slides back? Well, she probably rocked a braid bonnet to preserve their neatness.
6. The Doobie Wrap
Remember the uproar Rihanna’s doobie wrap caused at last year’s American Music Awards? Before 2013, no black woman had ever been brave enough to rock a doobie on a red carpet, but Rihanna said “f*ck it” and did the unimaginable. Soon enough, fashion mags touted her “unusual-do” as the “next it style.”
7. The Beloved Luster’s Pink Oil Moisturizer
If you’re black, there’s a 99.99999% chance that you’ve used Pink lotion in your hair for a substantial time period. Now, there are a million moisturizing products, but Luster’s Pink is equivalent to the genesis of black hair products.
8. Murray’s Wave Pomade
Does your hair need texture, shine, and versatility? Murray’s superior pomade will come to your wave rescue.
9. Bantu Knots
Ever wonder how natural hair girls get a perfect twist out? Thank Bantu Knots. However, Bantu Knots made it into the homes of mainstream America when Netflix’s hit series “Orange Is The New Black” character “Crazy Eyes” rocks Bantu Knots as her style of choice. Couldn’t you imagine Miley Cyrus wearing these?
10. Havana and/or Senegalese Twists
Like the classic box braid hair style, Havana Twists are an easy yet comfortable hair option for black women. Havana twists tend to be a larger rope-like twist, and are very similar to Senegalese twists.
11. Kinky Twists
Beyonce’s twists pictured above combine two braid types – the kinky twists and micro braids.