With graduation approaching, many women are in a panic trying to find the perfect natural hairstyle to wear with their graduation caps. No one wants to look like George Jefferson in the 80’s when he wore a baseball cap over his ‘fro. That ain’t hot! But it is possible to wear your big hair under your graduation cap and still look fab! Check out the photo below.

graduation1You can position the cap toward the back of your head and secure with bobby pins.

graduation4Or you can rock it right on top! She looks too cute! If you’re scared your hair will have too much volume twist or braid your hair and allow them to stay in for a couple of days. This way your hair will be really well-defined and the roots won’t be so thick. This will help your graduation cap stay on easier. Make sure you use a really good product that gives your hair great definition. You can also choose to simply rock twists like the chica below if you’re not feelin’ the big hair.


I love her twists. Some people don’t think twists are professional or they can’t look polished but I beg to differ. It’s all about how you present them and dress them up. Her’s are shiny and luscious. Using shea butter as a sealant really helps to keep the fly-aways in place and your twists looking neat. You can also opt for a low up do and your graduation cap will fit easily.


You can flat twist the front of your hair to give your low up ‘do an extra touch of cuteness.




Alicia James

A neat low bun is simple to do and easily gives a look of elegance. I hope you ladies found a style that’s perfect for your big day! You’re about to embark on a new exciting chapter in your life. Like my homie Dr. Seuss said, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the [girl] who’ll decide where to go.” Go forth and positively impact the world!

Are any of y’all graduating this Spring?