When it comes to natural hair, there are lots of ways to style your strands in a way that stands out.

A part is a great way to draw attention to your hair, and it can also affect the way your face looks in terms of shape. However, while some naturals have a natural part, what we're born with might not always be what we want to present on the daily. And other naturals don't have a visible part to begin with! So when you want to change things up and section your hair into a new style, here are a few of the best parts out there.

No Part? No Problem!

We know, we know, this is cheating a little bit. But for lots of naturals, their hair looks best when they have no part! With bouncy curls just falling wherever they fall, you can create a full-bodied look that is natural and effortless. If you don't want a part, just let things fall and rest however they want to go.

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Straight Down The Middle

This is one of the best parts for natural hair because it's so universal—this type of part works well with several different hair textures and styles. You can part your hair in the middle and just leave it out, of course. Or middle parts create a neat look that is perfect for sleek styles that call for your hair to be pulled back in a bun or ponytail, or into classically cute pigtails! A middle part can make a heart-shaped face appear more narrow, especially when you have longer hair.

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Off to the Side

This slightly sassy part is great for those with a round face shape since it serves to elongate the appearance of the face. For all our baby-faced curlies, this will be the "Take me seriously" part that will age you up — no special effects required. If you have a lovely square-shaped face that you want to soften up on occasion, this will be the part that's going to round off some of your sharper angles. To determine which side you need your side part to be on, examine your facial features. If one side of your face has stronger features or features that point upward, that's the side you want to put your part on.

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Looking to pump up the volume on your curls? Zigzag is one of the best parts for natural hair for a few reasons. The zigzag part helps create a lifted appearance to the roots as it serpentines across your scalp, and, really, it's also just plain fun! If you have lower-density hair and a particularly visible part, this method is going to be just a little extra time that will instantly make any look seem extra special!

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What parts have you tried, curlies? Be sure to keep up with the best tips in hair sectioning with us, and don't forget to share your photos with @naturallycurly tagged!