It’s no secret that natural hair has reclaimed its rightful throne among beauty gods and goddesses, and this season’s lust-worthy locks are surely just a taste of what’s to come. Whether you’re pining after the perfect OSHUN dread, would kill for green tresses à la Liana Bank$, or prefer to channel a sleeker Aaliyah-inspired or Solange look, it’s all about embracing what makes you, you.
That said, hair is no easy beast to tame, especially when it’s hot, the days are long and our IDGAF attitudes often win out over creating a ~look~. So instead of venturing into uncharted territory solo, we decided to enlist the expert help (and cute AF vibes) of sister beauty bloggers Damaris and Priscella Guillen of VaVaVoom Curls. See below for Billboard x Milk's definitive guide to mastering this summer‘s natural hair goals (achievable for even the most inexperienced of beauty gurus).
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Step one: Part your hair with a tail comb down the middle.
Step two: Use your favorite hair product (Solange and Alicia Keys' hairstylist Lacy Redway suggests some good ones here) and apply it to whichever side you want to start with (you might want to dampen your hair a bit).
Step three: Use a hard brush to smooth your hair, and once you have it in a ponytail, begin to twist your hair until you get it into a bun. Tie with a scrunchie or hair tie.
Step 1: Pull your hair toward the top of your head, sweeping your ponytail toward your forehead.