African American Hair - It's Beautiful History




Hairstyles Past


For obvious reasons, African American women have a somewhat limited history here in the United States. They were quite oppressed for many years, and so did not make the natural progression with improved products and societal popularity changes, etc. However, they did bring styles and techniques from Africa, including the many different types of braiding patterns and chemical treatments for textured hair. In the 1920's the flapper hairstyle was popular among black women, and all through to the 60's and 70's, black women had to try and mimic white hairstyles to be considered attractive. During the civil rights movement, afros became popular along with traditional braiding patterns that traced their origins back to African American early history.





Hairstyles Present


Today, there are a multitude of African American hairstyles to choose from, and many different ways to wear your hair. Whether you want a more natural or traditional look, or prefer to use weaves or real hair extensions to achieve your desired look, places like The Lauren Ashtyn Collection can help, with their high-quality clip-in hair extensions. These extensions are made from 100% real European Remy human hair, and handcrafted in a 45-day process that involves hand-knotting each strand 3 times and attaching it to a micro-mesh base. All of these things equal a superior quality finished product, that with good care can last up to 3 years, making them an excellent investment, as well. Plus, they are fully customizable with regard to color, cut, and style, and they offer dozens of tutorials on their website to help you with every aspect of your new luxury hair extensions.


Current Trends And Hair Extensions


If you're now wondering what kind of African American hairstyles are currently trending, the one unanimous thing being advertised everywhere is highlight colors. Every shade imaginable, from blonde to blue and everything in-between, is what's trending this summer, more than anything else by far. Two-tone colored hair is especially big right now, for women of all ethnicities. What's interesting is the fact that this is one of the popular looks you can achieve with the aforementioned fully customizable hair extensions. Since you can color the ones found at The Lauren Ashtyn Collection, try out a color you've been wanting to see on yourself before going permanent, or wear an occasional two-toned look to keep 'em guessing. The possibilities are endless, and they come in many different multidimensional colors and several types as well. Caring for them is easy, since they're made from human hair, you just use healthy and nourishing products that are sulfur and chemical-free, like you would on your own hair. You only have to wash them after 15 to 20 wears, and use a deep moisturizing conditioner. Towel dry on a flat surface, never blow-dry, and remember to gently comb out the tangles regularly. If you must use a heat styling tool, be sure to use a heat moisturizing and hydrating spray first. Enjoy your luxury hair extensions for years to come!


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