Back to School Means Back to Natural

Back to School Means Back to Natural

by Stephanie Taylor on Aug 15, 2018

School is in session. As you are buying those textbooks, school supplies and new wardrobe items, don’t forget to plan your natural hairstyles for back to school too. You gotta look fresh queen!

If you have ever been curious about natural hairstyles, then now is your time! Whether you are a high school student, college scholar or a teacher, back to school is the time to let those curls, kinks, coils, and waves loose. Keep up your summertime natural hair game and let it flow over into your school regime.

Here are some natural hairstyles you’ll be proud to rock this school year!:

Photo: @lovebraids_houston on IG

1- Box Braids

One of the most popular protective hairstyles for black women, box braids have seen a comeback in the last few years. Rock them long or short, thick or thin and in all different colors. This hairstyle will last you a long time and make your beauty routine in the mornings quick and seamless. It’s also a great protective style to rock when you are trying to grow your natural hair. Be sure to use your KSM Growth + Restore Butter Cream to strengthen your hair. Off to school you go!

Photo: @locslivin on IG

2- Locs

Locs, short for dreadlocks, could be considered by some as the mother of all natural hairstyles. What better time to try this natural look than back to school? If you have a relaxer, then your process will start with a big cut and then off to your back to natural journey. If you are already natural, then you will start by twisting your hair. Spray some floral water, like the KSM Lavender Water, on your locs as a light refresher for your mane.

Photo: @juicesandberries on IG

3- Twist Outs

Hydrate, moisturize, detangle, twist, dry and untwist. Twist outs are a cute natural style to truly embody those kinks, coils, curls, and waves. You can do the LOC (Liquid-Oil-Cream) Method for adding and retaining moisture. Our Lavender LOC Set comes with everything you need + a bonus scrub. It will keep those twists hydrated and soft as it is packed with proteins, antioxidants, and vitamins. Check out this tutorial on how to achieve the perfect twist out.

Photo: @shespeakks via IG

4- Afro

No, it’s not the 70s, but flare denim and afros are indeed making a comeback! When it comes to afros, the bigger the better. As they say, the higher the hair, the closer to heaven! Use a KSM oil, like the Avocado & Oil Medley as it will give your fro the shine and softness it needs.

Photo: @thewraplife via IG

5-6 The Pineapple + Head Wrap

The pineapple is a loose, high ponytail on the top of your head. It first started out as a protective hairstyle used at night to protect curls and prevent frizz, knots, and bending of curls that happens when you lie on your pillow. Don’t forget to use your favorite KSM Butter Cream to moisturize that back-to-school, all natural hair. Rock it proudly atop your head, and wear that hair like a crown, queen! A cute printed head wrap just adds an extra slay to the look, giving you multiple options to choose from.

Photo: @curlhawkqueen via IG

7- Puffs

Slick it back with a headband, pull it to one side or part it down the middle and wear it in doubles, the puff hairstyle is in this fall! From celebrities like Lupita Nyongo rocking the look on the red carpet to you showcasing your puffs on your college campus, this look is sure to knock ‘em dead.

Show us your back-to-school, natural hair looks by tagging @KyraSheaMedleys on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

We greatly appreciate our community for trusting your skin and beauty care to Kyra Shea Medleys in the summer and all year long! Continue to shine like the queens and kings you are!

- Your KSM Family

P.S. We are hosting our BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY for college students. Sign up for our "College Students Only" email list for a chance to win school supplies and KSM Gift Sets for the upcoming semester. Giveaway ends Sunday, 8/19/2018 at 5pm PST and winners will be announced at 6pm PST.

P.S.S. If you want to be featured as a Kyra Shea Queens and share your natural journey, then please click here to fill out our KSM Queenin’ Survey. Of course, you will also receive something special for your participation.

For more from the author, Stephanie Taylor, check out her blog, Life as Told by an Upcoming, Twenty-Something.

1 comment

  • Serena A.
    Aug 15, 2018 at 16:09

    Those box braids are super cute


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