One of the Baddest Retro Styles Ever!

The Afro. Well..my take on it. It's not as round as they were in the 70s but it works.



I'm donning one for the time being and it's a nice effortless style that brings out the "watch yo' mouth!" in me, ha!  It also makes me wanna watch blaxploitation flicks... I love Pam Grier!

I'm giving rollers a break because I'm noticing that the hair near my hairline has been breaking off a bit..I believe it's the roller setting I've done. So, I'll let that go for a while. You have to be mindful of when things aren't benefiting your hair. So I'll be twisting and braiding more..I'll do roller sets once in a while or for a special event/performance.

Are you taking a break on a setting routine or style that hasn't been benefiting your hair? I gave up puffs too because my hairline doesn't like that style for a long period of time.


~The Retro Natural

11 comments:

Desiree said...

I LOVE blaxploitation flicks. And I love the hair. You're like Chaka Khan, but without the crazy.

Erika said...

It's the modern 'Angela Davis'. I like your bangs, I've been contemplating doing them on myself...

Jenell said...

I had to give up on any styles that pull at my edges as well. My edges suffered terribly from wearing a puff. I'm currently wearing loose styles (twist outs braid outs). Love them. Your hair looks awesome!

Onyx Rose said...

I love big hair! Lovely pics.

MerelyMarie said...

Love the lip color & the hair! I'm taking a break in general...cutting my hair. LOL

The Retro Natural said...

Thanks all for the lovely words!

@ Desiree, LOL yeah I like big hair but sometimes I need to be able to see over my shoulder.. Chaka knows I love her tho! :)

@ Merely Marie, I think about but my sweetheart may faint if I cut the tresses lol but yes for breaks!

JazzFest said...

Looks great!

I just started with puff which just looked like a shrunken fro with my length and shrinkage :p

Would twists still stress your edges?

The Retro Natural said...

@ JazzFest, I totally know what you mean about the shrunken fro look lol. For the twists, I think as long as you're not twisting too tightly, you'll be fine. They're good for stress-free styling :) I wore them a lot in college and my hair was protected and soft! Make sure to use a good oil or shea butter on the edges!

The Retro Natural said...

@ Onyx Rose, sorry missed your comment. thank you! I adore huge hair too!

CoilyChi said...

Love the fro!

The Retro Natural said...

@ CoilyChi, why thank you! :)