The Best Hairstyle Trends for Men with Natural Hair
There is no lack of style choices for men with natural hair. It is your preference over what you feel comfortable with. Each style for natural hair comes with a unique set of advantages. One thing to consider for every style to look it’s best will be basic hair care and maintenance is required.
Hair Care Basics
The foundation of any style is a clean and healthy scalp, along with clean hair follicles. Accordingly, the foundation of a healthy scalp and hair follicles is regular cleansing with a shampoo that cleans, nurtures, and restores the proper balance of your hair. While washing your hair is important, it’s equally as important that you don’t overwash your hair. Washing your hair too much can cause breakage. Ideally, 1-2 times a week is enough. A good choice is a sulfate-free shampoo that is devoid of Parabens and Phthalates. Luster’s SCurl Free Flow Charcoal Mint Shampoo cleanses your hair while leaving your hair moisturized. This shampoo uses charcoal to pull impurities off the scalp and hair naturally, which results in softer, more manageable hair.
Once cleansed, you want to turn your focus to a second key objective, moisture. Moisture is your best defense against hair breakage. A significant reason for the breakage is dry, damaged, brittle hair devoid of hydration. That being said, Luster’s SCurl Free Flow Leave-In Conditioner is a great product to include in your hair routine. This foundational product has organic shea butter, coconut oil, and olive oil and should be used often to infuse your hair with protective moisture and nutrients.
With the proper foundation, you can choose from several styles. In addition, you can combine styles, using parts of both short, medium, and long styles to create your own image.
Short Hair Styles
Short hairstyles are the ultimate carefree, versatile style. It is traditional and easy to maintain; it is an excellent style if you prefer shorter or conservative and understated. You can even style it more creatively with a hair design, or faded haircuts with a unique shape, V-neckline, or even a curved part. Regardless of the short length, you still want to cleanse the hair periodically. Many men with natural hair do this weekly or biweekly. Accordingly, basic conditioning is an essential follow-up step to provide moisture to the hair and scalp. (As we mentioned earlier, Luster’s SCurl Free Flow Charcoal Mint Shampoo, and Luster’s SCurl Free Flow Leave-In Conditioner, are excellent products for the following short style variations . Even in the realm of short styles, you have a lot of options.
High And Tight
This style is the easiest to obtain and maintain. As you probably guessed, this is short-cropped hair. Some variations of this are affectionately known as a buzz cut. It can be cut all the way to the scalp or even an inch off the top. It simply follows the contour of the head. It is a classic and is the lowest maintenance of any style. You can never go wrong with a classic. But even in the realm of short hair, many options still help you keep a tight trim look with some unique style elements. Depending on how the crown is left will determine which Scurl product will best pair with that style.
Waves are a great choice if you like short-cropped hair but want to give it some flare. Luster’s SCurl offers several safe, effective products perfect for wave styles. One product is Luster’s Natural Wave Pomade. It’s designed to help define your wave pattern by providing moisture and manageability by way of healthy natural ingredients.
Fade And Line In
Moving to the sides of your shorter look, a fade is an excellent addition to this ensemble. You can add a fade to your short wave style in several ways, which make it unique. One of the simplest is a high taper fade. You can also add a line on the front or sides or a tricky part.
A sharp addition to your fade is the addition of a beard. A short well groomed beard in line with your fade takes your styling options in new directions. The seamless graduated transition from your fade to facial hair looks professional and is easier to maintain than you might think. Luster’s SCurl Fine Grooming Products offer the perfect system to nourish and care for your face and beard hair. Grooming your skin and hair with beard oil helps nourish your beard. SCurls natural beard balm helps soften your beard while increasing its ability to grow stronger to prevent breakage.
Medium Length Styles
This is where the hero of the hair style is your curl pattern. Styles can range from curly afros, mohawks, mullets, free form afros, along with nappy or curly tops with faded sides. Scurl has a wide variety of products to help shape and define your curls. Use the SCurl Instant Oil Moisturizer for daily refreshing if your hair is dry. If your hair needs additional moisture add the Scurl Free Flow leave in conditioner to help soften & moisturize your hair. Luster SCurl Free Flow Instant Moisturizer is a highly effective go-to product to hydrate your hair. In addition, it can also help with other challenges you might face as your hair grows. First, it can help with detangling. Second, it is enriched with oils and vitamins to nourish your hair. This can translate into hair that is noticeably healthier and shinier.
If your curl pattern is tighter than what you would desire, you may loosen your natural curl patter with Luster’s SCurl Comb Thru Texturizer is the perfect solution. Luster’s SCurl Comb Thru Texturizer can help reveal your loosening curl pattern in minutes. Luster also offers another Regular Strength Texturizer Kit. These products are great for conditioning while you texturize.
As with all styles, some of the best looks come with combinations. There are too many to mention, but here are a few basic ideas.
Taking It To The Top
One of the most accessible places to incorporate a medium style is on the top. Combined with some of the elements of shorter natural styles, such as having waves on the sides and back while maintaining a curly top for the crown. The key is to grow the top and then define the crown with the Scurl Curl & Wave Gel Activator.
Shorter Twists And Braids
One option is sponge twists or short twists on the top. This can be complemented with a low taper or box cut fade that cleans up the sides. You can also take the medium-length hair on top and create braids, cornrows, or dreadlocks. They will be shorter and flow a little over the sides or back. The SCurl twist & lock gel works perfectly to help style, hold, and main this look.
Caring For Medium Length Hair
With a medium hairstyle, you will probably realize that you have
parts of your head with short hair features and other details with medium features. Naturally, our cleansing shampoo and leave-in conditioner's basic hair care regimen is an adequate foundation. This will cover areas with shorter hair. Of course, you now need to contend with the top that is longer and could require more care.
Moisturizing Medium Hair
Now that you have thicker hair on top, you need to make sure you are moisturizing adequately. Without it, your hair will not have a lush, healthy appearance. Additionally, dry, strained hair can lead to breakage. Luster’s SCurl offers several products to help you supplement your hair with moisture.
Mixing Longer Hair Styles with Shorter Ones
If long hair is more appealing than short or medium styles, there are many choices for you. For those that have long hair, here are some more types to add flair to your life. There are always the classic long styles. These include dreadlocks, twists, and more. One thing you may not have considered is you can blend longer hairstyles with shorter ones. Very similar to medium styles, combining the two can allow you several new looks. An excellent example of this fusion is mixing dreadlock hybrid styles with features of shorter ones. If this appeals to you, here are some style options to consider.
Dreadlocks On Top
A trendy style is to have dreadlocks on top but not on the sides. Combining these two styles can give you a unique look. The key is to put your dreadlocks up to help expose the sides. From here, the combinations are endless. By pushing the dreadlocks up, you can then do a fade on the side. You can also do a square up or add a line in.
One unusual and unique way to incorporate long dreads with a fade is by putting them into a mohawk shape and then sporting a high fade. You can also put them into a top knot leaving the sides and front open. Both give you a different spin on a classic longer hairstyle and allow you to do more with the sides. Other variations include combing the dreads back or to the side.
Choosing Your Style
The combinations are endless. From a foundation of regular and effective hair habits, your style options are limitless. You can combine short, medium, and long hair elements to create looks that are uniquely your own. Regardless of how you style your hair, the most important part is keeping it healthy. Luster’s products will help you maintain hair healthy enough to withstand any style you choose.