As we work our way into spring, it’s time to share what’s going to be the top trends for natural hair. 2019 natural hair trends are all about stepping outside of your natural hair comfort zone. Too many of us play it safe with color, cuts and styles. We are beginning to bore ourselves! No time for that this year as the natural hair trends making waves in 2019 is all about being adventurous, bold and sexy.
Whether you are planning a wedding, a fun beach vacay or just looking for something new, the natural hair trends in 2019 will get you there. There are various ones to choose from, but we picked the top 9 that most naturals will love. Check out the top 9 natural hair trends for 2019 and find several that will capture your spirit and heart.
The angular haircut is a style in which the sides are kept somewhat short and the top is left relatively long. Think of Salt n Pepa asymmetrical bobs with a 2019 refresher. According to Mona Baltazar, stylist and creator of the Mona Cut, naturals are hungry for shapes and blunt silhouettes. From straight styles to Locs, the cut is sexy and bold.
Make sure to go to professional when going for the angular cut. You want someone who works with natural hair and cuts it in its natural state and not just straight. You want to make sure you can wear it and show it’s amazing directness so opt for a stylist over the DIY. This is not the look to try yourself.
Box Braids Bob
Box braids will forever be popular. This gorgeous braided natural hairstyle will continue to be a go-to for spring and summer but for 2019, we are seeing more bobs and shorter styles to give this favorite a fresher look. Great for any event you have planned or planning to attend, box braids have re-energized many with this newer trend. Always remember to give your hair a break in between installs and never neglect your hair under the braids.
Bobs are always a winner for spring and summer but with box braids they bring more #blackgirlmagic with versatility of color, width and even texture. A plus for rocking a bob is a quicker install and cheaper price and if adventurous, even try to install yourself. This will be a big winner this year for ease of style, and the ability to look great with EVERYTHING!
Remember I told you this year we will be seeing more bold natural hair trends? Well, here’s one of the boldest. We are in the mood for color and play and nothing stands out more than colorful braids to have fun this spring and summer. From long to short, natural hair will playful and funky with every color on the color wheel in various braided styles this year.
Intricate braided styles will be paired with ends dipped pastels and neon colors this spring and summer. Another one will be single braids in contrast colors along with colorful yarn beads. Take the color factor up a notch as more is better with this natural hair trend. This is your opportunity to be ‘extra’ so go for big. This is also a great way to add color without damaging your own hair. A win/win if you ask me!
Faux Locs are back and bigger than ever. They have been popular for a few years now, but we are seeing more accessories like jewelry added to this style for freshness in 2019. This haute look is getting a makeover with a few newer takes that keeps them on the natural hair trend list.
From wearing them shorter to adding color, Faux Locs are evolving along with us and earning staying power with the additions. They can be installed by yourself or a professional and look stunning on everyone who opts to wear them. Get adventurous with the color like going with a faded pastel or coral to give your style some added 2019 boldness.
Passion twists snuck up on me, I am ashamed to say. One of the newest natural hair trends on the list, Passion Twists are a less expensive and quicker way to achieve the popular Goddess Locs. This protective style is so pretty and perfect for spring and summer.
You can have fun with a variation of colors for these twists and they just look so angelic! Are you a romantic at heart? If so, these will be the perfect twists for you this spring and summer.
Power to the pastels for another natural hair trend that is super hot this year. Corals, pinks, pale greens and yellows are some of the hottest hues to be seen in this spring and summer. The more faded the better as pastels were made for the beginning of warmer temperatures.
Go for whatever color brings you joy this spring and summer and know you can even use temporary hair dyes to get every glorious pastels you are eager to try. Mix it up, go rainbow or just hit your tips. The choice is yours, so have lots of fun. Using temporary hair color will be much less damaging to your hair and allows for you to change it up as often as you like.
Shaved TWA Madness (with color!)
No longer just for a Big Chop, shaving your hair is stylish and big in 2019. More naturals are less worried about growing hair longer and more interested in rocking unique short styles that share their mood. Pastels, parts and edgy cuts are adding character to one’s look. Barbers will be kept busy as they bring your creations to life.
It’s just hair so have fun with the parts and patterns that can be anything from heartbeats to unique geometric designs. Not interested in going all the way with a BC? Do an undercut or tapered cut to still get that edgy style without total commitment.
These styles are just as popular and fun this year and pairing with colorful braids is just another way to incorporate two or more natural hair trends that will be hot in 2019. Opt for a professional barber to get those parts and patterns as they are the experts. Just let them know what you want or going for and be pleasantly surprised.
Tribal braids were big in 2018 and even more popular in 2019. One of the hottest natural hair trends is going even stronger as these intricate styles can be styled with ponytails, buns, beads and colorful accessories. The variety is endless and only limited by the natural who chooses to rock them.
Using colorful braiding hair to yarn to decorate are popular additions to give this stunning style even more depth. These variations are just making this style more popular and an excellent choice for any and every vacation, wedding or special even you have planned for 2019.
I cannot lie. These braids and styles remind me of growing up in the 70s when my mother would braid my hair and add beads. I feel a closeness to this natural hair trend and love how we are bringing this beautiful style back into our fold. Make sure the braider does not make them too tight as you want to keep your edges Lovelies!
If you want to have safe fun this year with your hair then a wig is a must-have for every natural. Go from silky straight to bomb ass fro with the help of an inexpensive wig. Wigs are getting better for the naturals as they are lowering in price, looking less like your Aunt’s dusty ole thing and close to our own texture. Wigs allow you to change up your style daily while protecting your hair underneath.
A few pointers to remember:
- Never sleep in a wig
- Never put a a wig on wet hair
- Allow your own hair to breath by taking it off when you get home
This may seem like a no-brainier, but keeping your own hair and scalp clean while wearing wigs is very important. Since your scalp is covered for the majority of the day, there’s a chance that sweat has been accumulating, which can cause an unpleasant smell. Co-wash your hair weekly in order to rid the scalp of any sweat and dead skin that has started to build up even if you choose not to wash with shampoo that often.
Natural hair trends for 2019 are super fun and adventurous. I KNOW you find a few to try out, so let me know below what’s on your to do list for your hair this year!