The 5 Best Holiday Hairstyles for African American Hair

This holiday season dare to impress with these hair trends for African American hair.

1. Try a New Color
If you're as anxious as we are about committing to a new hair color, go with a rinse. These usually last 4-6 washes and are a great way to see the color before going permanent.

2. Go Dramatic with Curls

If you typically wear your natural or relaxed hair, or weave straight, use a rod set for a romantic curly look this holiday season. You can use rods in the size you want your curls to be. Remember, the smaller the rod, the tighter the curl.

3. Get Smooth Hair Without Damage

Try a sleek look that's sure to impress at any holiday party without the damage of a flat iron. All you have to do is dry wrap your hair in a doobie, apply a pressing cream and brush with a boar's hair bristle brush. Next. sit under a hooded dryer on a very warm setting for 15 minutes and then cool for a few minutes.

4. Look Like Beyonce

Why not steal her style? She is smart, drop-dead gorgeous and has a hot man to boot! To get her loose wavy look, shampoo and condition the hair, then use a leave-in conditioner to make coming the hair easier. Next, blow-dry the hair with a comb attachment on the dryer. Once your hair is dry, add a thermal spritz for protection and finish by beveling the hair with a large curling iron.

5. Go Long with Extensions
Make your friends jealous when you walk in with beautiful long locks at your next holiday fete.Clip-on extensions are a great way to try a look without making a huge investment. And, the best part is since there is no glue required, they're less likely to cause damage to the hair and are easy to remove. We recommend Jaguar Luxury Remi clip-in 22" hair extensions in color #1B. Not only do these look natural, but they don't shed.

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