Short haircuts have not just made their way into the fashion world but are becoming more popular and widely accepted of late especially for African ladies.
Despite the existence of several hairstyles like braids, weaves and other natural hairstyles, fashion-conscious ladies are not afraid to cut off their long and treasured locks in preference of a short but nicely trimmed haircut.
Gone are the days when short hair was attributed to women undergoing financial difficulty or poor quality hair abbreviated as P.Q, or just the elderly. Of late, young ladies have embraced the trend of trimming their hair and styling it in various ways. This style suits all age groups, so any woman out there can rock it.
Short natural haircuts for black females
It is not uncommon now and again to bump into ladies donning this style. Some of Uganda’s renowned female celebrities like Lillian Mbabazi, Keko, Angella Kalule and many others, have abandoned long hairstyles for short haircuts; not forgetting the legendary ‘Janet cut’ which got its name from the first lady, Janet Kataaha Museveni.
Lady’s, haircuts do not make you lose your femininity just like some people think. As long as you properly accessorize them by applying the right make-up and wearing proper jewelry, you will definitely nail the look.
Short haircuts can be left natural, kinky or treated and curled (tongs); there’s just a lot you can do with it.
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If you are bold enough you can go for the bald look, or make combinations; a weave on one side and short hair on the other, or simply a Mohawk. It is up to the individual to make a choice according to their preferences.
While many people prefer to keep their short hair black, some spice up the look by adding various shades of tint in order to stand out of the crowd. Hair specialists however advise women to be cautious of the dyes and tints which they apply to their hair.
Benefits Short natural haircuts
The fashion bit aside, having short hair has a load of health benefits too. Firstly, it saves one the headaches that come with braiding or weaving hair.
It is also light and therefore the head can easily get aerated. Short hair is also more hygienic as it can easily be washed and dried, as compared to plaited hair which usually has to wait for up to a month or so to be undone first and then washed; not to mention the reduced breakage since less force is applied to it.
When keeping your hair short, it is advisable to always maintain it. Regular trimming is good for that flawless look. For those who treat it, it is recommended to use chemicals that are friendly to both the hair and the scalp in order to keep it healthy.
Fashion is all about trying so don’t be afraid to surprise your friends by stepping out with that hair short. You will definitely look younger and a whole lot more different.