Four 2016 Summer Style Tips For The Naturalista

Bored of the same old natural look? Well, there’s no reason to be! If there’s one thing you can change, it’s your hairstyle. There are plenty of ways to change up your look while still rocking natural.

Cut it

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The hottest season of the year is here, so it’s the perfect time to start getting serious about letting go of some of your length.

In whatever form that takes, whether a sleek short style to lighten your load, or a complete do-over with a bold, close crop, summer is the season to stand out, so don’t let fear hold you back from unleashing a bolder, or a more flirty side of you.

If you’ve been transitioning, the thought of scissors marrying your lengths has probably been a nightmare tucked safely into the back of your mind. The truth is, the longer you wait to let go of your relaxed hair, the more potential damage you pose to your healthy new growth.


This is especially true if you’ve been wearing your transitioning hair out of protective hairstyles. If cutting your relaxed hair all at once sounds like a fate worse than death, then trim away the damage little by little every few weeks to avoid a mental breakdown.

If you’re brave enough to cut it all, then make sure you place your hair in the hands of a talented stylist who’ll give you a new look to inspire confidence on this next chapter of your natural hair journey.

It’s going to happen, one way or another, so why delay the inevitable? Instead, face the end of your transition with courage, by shedding the damage and weakness of your relaxed hair past and embracing the strength and beauty of your natural hair future.

Start over

Maria Borges for Mizani

Sometimes it’s just better to start with a clean slate. If your natural hair journey has been full of trial and error, it may seem heartbreaking to even consider another big chop.

However, damage is a sneaky little fiend that can spread up your hair shaft, so it’s better to do away with it completely than hang on to a growing little monster.

Nothing is better than a trim for maintaining the health of your natural hair. Health over length is the name of the game, so never hold onto split ends or damage while disillusioned about reaching your hair goal.

Besides there are few things in this world as chic as a sleek buzz cut. Model icons like Chastity Simone and Alek Wek have made the look timeless. Haute couture never felt so effortless.

In a few months as your healthy new hair grows, you can mix up your style a la Lineisy Montero, who has made the TWA the coolest new look on the runway.

If that lacks a little attitude, then follow the lead of Maria Borges who debuted her cool new cut in Mizani’s new campaign that’s as fresh as it is easy.

Make it your own with a fade or a zig-zag part and you can start your own trend that’s follower-worthy. So slip into flirty short curls or a sleek cut, along with your swimsuit this summer.

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About Linda Cabinda


Linda Cabinda was born in the West African nation of Cameroon. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in English. Her journey of self-realization has taken her from Los Angeles, to Chicago, and even Miami. She is a writer and "resident creative" currently residing in New Jersey.

About Linda Cabinda


Linda Cabinda was born in the West African nation of Cameroon. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in English. Her journey of self-realization has taken her from Los Angeles, to Chicago, and even Miami. She is a writer and "resident creative" currently residing in New Jersey.

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