CurlFest 2018 left the entire natural hair realm shooketh! We’re talking curl comradery, peace, love and undeniable black beauty appreciation. This amazing event is now the world’s largest hair festival and this year it went down in Brooklyn at Prospect Park.
We have had a ball checking out all the gorgeous hair and fashion style looks from ladies from all over who were in attendance. It was VERY difficult to narrow down a few of our favorites to just 75. However, we think we may have done it.
Moreover, if you are looking for inspiration to go natural OR new hairstyle ideas; you will definitely find both. PLUS, as a little fun extra we will be including some helpful natural hair tips along the way. So then, enjoy our Curlfest 2018 album and happy natural hair!
CurlFest 2018 – 170 Pics of Natural Hair Ideas and Inspiration
From curls to twists, braids to afros and locs to vibrant hair color. Every natural hair look got repped and repped proudly!
CurlFest 2018 – 75 Pics of Natural Hair Ideas and Inspiration -Part Two
Whether your hair is in a short hairstyle, medium or long; one thing is for sure… all natural hair needs moisture! This is due to two reasons, the structural makeup of curly hair as well as the dynamics of hair growth.
If hair is dry, brittle and tangling constantly it’s simple math. It is not going to appear like it’s getting longer or more voluminous. Yes, hair never stops growing; however, if it is steadily breaking off and falling out from lack of hydration you will NEVER see any signs of real growth. Yikes.
The key then is add moisture. Since water takes longer to travel down a curly strand as opposed to a straight one, it becomes even more necessary to make sure you not only hydrate your strands; but lock all that water in. This can be achieved by applying water soluble stylers, conditioners and creams; then use a high-quality oil to lock and fence in those moisturizing products. Got it? Great back to the CurlFest 2018 hairdos!
CurlFest 2018 – 170 Pics of Natural Hair Ideas and Inspiration -Part Three
As one can see, achieving beautiful natural hair can be a reality! However, one issue that some run into when transitioning or even thereafter is knots. Knotting up at the ends occurs when… you guessed it, ends are not getting the moisture or nutrients they need to stay healthy.
Also, FYI, ends that can not be easily passed or combed/brushed through is a good indication that it is time for a trim. Nonetheless, help prevent this little hair issue by applying hair oil to your tresses. Carrot oil and jojoba oil can be real hair savers in this particular area. However, back to the styles!
CurlFest 2018 – 170 Pics of Natural Hair Ideas and Inspiration -Part Four
Got another quick hair tip coming at you! Hair oil is also a great product for de-tangling. This is because like conditioners and creams, it provides a nice amount “slip” to help your fingers or brush pass through. Try warming up coconut oil or jojoba oil then apply it to your strands right before untangling.
CurlFest 2018 – 170 Pics of Natural Hair Ideas and Inspiration -Part Five
Now if you are loving all of this natural hair appreciation photos then you might want to also check out these 10 fab curly hair looks by actress Yara Shahidi. This natural hair pro will show you some other cool ways to switch up. Alright, back to the ladies at CurlFest 2018!
CurlFest 2018 – 170 Pics of Natural Hair Ideas and Inspiration -Part Six
Time for another hair tip! Well, naturalistas, if you do decide to towel dry or blot out some of the water from your hair; it is best not to use a regular old towel. Opt for either a microfiber towel or use a tee shirt. You see other towels are made from a harsher material; and by using them you can cause unnecessary frizz as well as rough up the cuticle. Keep that quick tip in your natural hair back pocket and let’s get back to the hairstyles.
CurlFest 2018 – 170 Pics of Natural Hair Ideas and Inspiration -Part Seven
These styles are all SUPER amazing, but what if your hair isn’t as curly or as long as you would like it to be? Well, girl shoot, just fake it! Here is an awesome tutorial on how to get the curly look on extensions. Enjoy the tutorial and this next set of hair looks!
CurlFest 2018 – 170 Pics of Natural Hair Ideas and Inspiration -Part Eight
One weapon in a natural and curly girl’s arsenal is a hair dryer diffuser. Do you know how to use one properly to not only get a more defined curl pattern, but also prevent fuzz? Well, isn’t today your lucky day (wink, wink). Several of you 1966 readers DMed us about this very subject and we got the skinny from our hair expert friends. Read all about it here and then come back and get more hair inspiration!
CurlFest 2018 – 170 Pics of Natural Hair Ideas and Inspiration -Part Nine
If you have made it this far than most likely you are a REAL natural hair and CurlFest 2018 lover! Let’s reward that with another hair tip and more hairstyles. First the tip… try Moroccan Oil. Why? This oil is a multi-purpose oil that can: hydrate, add luminosity, help control frizz, increase manageability and make hair softer. Talk about a one-two punch! Now back we go to more hairstyles.
CurlFest 2018 – 170 Pics of Natural Hair Ideas and Inspiration -Part Ten
Well, we hope that you have enjoyed all photos of natural hair ideas and inspiration right from CurlFest 2018! Also, if you want more more tips be sure to download our app (see below), check out our Hair Section on this site and give us a follow on Instagram. Happy natural pride!
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