• Why fight with your texture? These natural hairstyles — as spotted on Pinterest — will inspire you to embrace your curls and coils.

    Such pretty flowing curls. For looser, bouncy ringlets, try a mild cleanser instead of shampoo to add shine and moisture. Rake in a lightweight leave-in conditioner that won’t weigh hair down. Oyin’s Handmade Hair Dew ($13, oyinhandmade.com) is so light you can use it every day. 

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  • We love the spiral curls and the little touch of ombré on the tips. 

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  • With a natural, fuss-free style like this, no product is required. 

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  • To promote curl and reduce frizz, use a styling product like Kiss My Face Upper Management Gel ($9, kissmyface.com). Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, this gel also strengthens the hair for long term protection. 

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  • Another trick to keeping hair hydrated — apply a leave-in conditioner once a week. Miss Jessie’s Leave-In Condish ($11, missjessies.com) works as a moisturizer, detangler and frizz fighter. The formula is light so it won’t weigh hair down. 

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  • This retro pompadour pairs perfectly with the bold brows. To recreate, use a natural pomade, like Kinky-Curly’s Gloss Pomade ($10, kinky-curly.com) to slick back both sides. Leave a section loose at the top. Twist the bottom section of hair close to your scalp and secure with pins. Sculpt the top section into a voluminous pompadour and secure with pins. 

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  • We adore this sleek, yet bouncy, updo. To keep curls hydrated, we suggest a mix of shea butter, like Nubian Heritage’s Raw Infused Shea Butter ($11.50, thevitaminshoppe.com) with cocoa butter applied to damp hair.

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  • We love this faux hawk updo with cornrows. 

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  • Twists like these are another option for ringlets. 

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  • Keep it short, but enjoy the texture, by keeping the sides shorter and adding height on top.

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