Jacklyn’s Closet: We Love Our Natural Men Too!

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As natural girls, we get so caught up in trying to find hairstyles that show off our curls and kinks that we forget, a lot of our men are natural too. And for some, it takes just as much patience and maintenance to achieve masculine yet trendy looks. Here are three awesome natural hairstyles for men:

The Natural Fro: (Photo Cred: Lecoil & Latest-Hairstyles)

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In my opinion, this look became very popular in young men of color when Corbin Bleu made his debut in the Disney film, High School Musical. Ever since then this style has been rocked by so many guys all skin-tones, races and ethnicities. It’s funky, yet suave and sure to pull the heart strings of any lady.

This style can be done with hair ranging from 3a-4c, check out Jacklyn’s Closet: Top Hair Regimens For All Natural Hair Types to learn your type.

To achieve this look depending on the density of your hair, you can do a number of things: Cornrows, twist outs, gel, bantu knots or a simple wash and go. For a twist out, part hair into 4-6 sections with a peak comb and separate with hair ties. Start with one section, part into smaller sections to begin your two-stand twist, each section should accumulate 10-30 twists. The size of each twist determines how big your twist out will look. If your curl pattern isn’t as coily in the front, feel free to cornrow the front and two-stand twist the back as shown in this photo below:

cornrowsThere are also curling gels and custards that can be used to achieve the same results such as:

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 9.13.36 PMShea Moisture- Coconut & Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk (Walmart, $10) By Applying this non-rinse moisturizer you can style damp or towel-dried hair.

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Kinky Curly- Curling Custard (CurlMart, $17) For best results use on wet hair, smooth from root to end then scrunch.

Feel free to use these products while doing a twist-out, cornrows and bantu knots.

Locks of Love: (Photo Cred: LiveLaughLocs & MenWithLocs)

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Locs have been around for a very long time and were first made popular by Rastafarians in Jamaica. Today, locs are still worn for religious (or spiritual) purposes, but a lot of men wear them for the fashion. There are free-form styles as well as neatly twisted styles, each very time-consuming but filled with love and appreciation for natural hair and the beauty of its versatility.

There are a number of methods to begin your journey, and I say journey because to some, locs represent a path that is taken when learning about hair and self love. Here are two videos that include the most popular methods, Two stand twist and Interlocking:

The Frohaawk

The Frohawk is a pretty simple style and can be done by simply taking a trip to your local barbershop. There are so many ways you can alternate this style to give it your own touch which includes, dying the hair, cut designs along the sides, doing a twist out when the frohawk grows longer, etc. Don’t be afraid to get creative and play with your hair, Here are a few styles to try:

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Hightop Fade (Photo Cred: Menhairstylesclub)

Lets take it back to the 90s when every guy was rocking the hightop fade. This is a funky fresh look that any guy, any age can wear to any occasion. Try it out!

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