Have you recently been thinking about a change in your natural hair and have been contemplating chopping it down into a tapered cut? Well, you will be surprised to know just how easy your hair routine would be with this adorable short style.

Lifestyle Blogger Carmen always inspires other naturalistas with her tapered cut.
Lifestyle Blogger Carmen always inspires other naturalistas with her tapered cut.
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Each year, women are switching up their hair to transform their look and achieve their desired styles. But for some with long natural hair, it can be tiring having to take care of it. From the detangling to the washing, and defining those many curls, sometimes it seems like those long tresses take up too much time in the day.

If you have thought about cutting your hair but aren’t sure about the style you’d like, I suggest you go for a tapered cut! Now, I know you’re probably thinking: What the heck is a tapered cut? Well, it’s a beautiful short natural haircut that is a long length on the top with a low cut in the back and on the sides. So if you’re inches away from grabbing scissors, I’ve got a few reasons to further convince you into adopting this incredible style.

1. Low Manipulation Hairstyle/ Lazy Natural Hair Girl

This hairstyle is one of many ways you can cut your natural hair.
This hairstyle is one of many ways you can cut your natural hair.
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It’s okay. You can be honest. You probably have a busy schedule that consists of your family and work; so doing fun things with your hair isn’t necessarily an option. Or, you can also be lazy when it comes to doing your hair, especially if there is too much of it. Don’t worry. It’s perfectly understandable to be overwhelmed. However, your hair shouldn’t be a part of your frustrations.

With a tapered cut, the easiest thing you can do is a wash-n-go. A wash-n-go is simply washing your hair and rocking your natural curl pattern after. I prefer to use Shea Moisture because it makes my hair really soft and allows my curls to pop. If it’s not time to wash your hair and your curls still need that extra boost, I suggest you continue to use your curling cream or whatever you use to define your curls. After this, you’re practically done and can carry on with whatever you desire in your day.

2. Short Hair Don’t Care

Besides the fact that a tapered cut is adorable, by it being short, it cuts down on your detangling time. Whether you have thick or thin hair, you won’t have to worry about constantly straining your hands and arms to get through those roots and kinks.

Like many natural hair girls, sometimes we depend on twisting our hair at night or cornrowing it before we go to sleep so it can be in a desired style the next day. With a tapered cut, most women find it easy to throw on a satin bonnet and call it a night. Because the hair is short, all you would have to do is shake out your curls and incorporate a little curling creme in the morning if you choose. Though, of course, you still have the option to twist or cornrow your hair if you’d like.

3. Dope Hair Designs

Turn any design into a bold statement with your hair.
Turn any design into a bold statement with your hair.
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If you think just having the haircut is fun, think about all the creative designs you can add to it. The low-cut sides of the tapered cut allow you to manipulate any design of your choosing with hair clippers. You’re able to be creative as you like without being limited to one set design.


Just because a tapered cut seems like a minimalist style, it doesn’t mean there aren’t many ways to spice it up. Remember that once you finally cut your hair, you’re releasing so many opportunities of looking stylish—not to say that you don’t already of course.

But if you are going to give this look a try and know nothing about cutting your hair, always go to a professional natural hair stylist who specializes not only in providing care for your natural hair but also shaping it into the cut of your desire so you can embark on your new journey with a funky new look.