9 Romantic Natural Hairstyles for Valentine’s Day

If you still haven't figured out to style your natural hair for V-Day, there's no need to panic.

With Valentine’s day right around the corner, now’s the ideal time to get ahead of the game and ensure you have a hot hairdo for your big night — no matter what your V-Day plans are. And, we’re here to help show you the romantic ways you can style your natural hair for the special day and beyond.

The best thing about these gorgeous hairstyles? They’re super easy to to do and will also work for any other romantic dates you’ll have beyond Valentine’s.

Bantu Knots

Natural hairstyles for Valentine's Day: Side shot of woman with bantu knots, wearing satin dress with gold earrings in the studio
Hitting the dance floor? You’ll love this ‘do. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Celebrating Galentine’s day? Then you’ll need a sexy hairstyle that’ll keep up with you, and these sultry bantu knots will do just that and more. Luckily, you can get this look now with our easy bantu knots tutorial.

Triple Bantu Knots

Natural hairstyles for Valentine's Day: Shot of model with triple bantu knot buns, wearing dangling earring and red lipstick, wearing all black in the All Things Hair UK Studio
Triple the buns,, triple the fun. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Not a fan of all-over bantu knots? Try these triple bantu knots! They’ll do a great job of spicing up your look and allow you to get really creative with your date night makeup.

Editor’s tip: Before you style your locks into bantu knots, smooth a few drops of the Dove Advanced Hair Series Shine Revived Treatment through your natural hair. This will transform your strands, making them super shiny and ensuring your knots are neat and frizz-free.

Space Buns

Natural hairstyles for Valentine's Day: Woman with dark brown hair styled into space natural space buns
Got a busy night? Then you’ll need a look that’ll stay put. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Two cute space buns make for a pretty style that is basically begging to be worn with a floral dress. Jazzing up this sweet ‘do will be easy! You can tie hair ribbons around each bun or try some glitter, if you’re in the mood to dazzle.

Love Heart Parting with Bantu Knot

Natural hairstyles for Valentine's Day: Side shot of model with half her natural afro out, while the other half is parted into a love heart shape with a bantu knot
Love really is in the hair. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Make your natural coils look like a work of art — with minimal effort, of course — by parting your hair a section of your hair into a love heart-shape. After you’ve done this, fashion this small section into a bantu knot to complete your heart.

Defined Afro

Natural hairstyles for Valentine's Day: Shot of model with big and beautiful natural afro, wearing a yellow dress
Is you ask us, defined curls are the sexiest look around! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

Since V-Day is all about love, why not show your mane some love by wearing it as it is? All you need is a good curl defining cream, and you’ll be seriously ready to glow. If this isn’t enough, try a twist out or a braid out the night before the special day.

Editor’s tip: Want to make your natural coils really pop? Try using the TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls Contour Cream, as it’ll help keep your mane moisturised, defined and frizz-free all day.

The High Bun Updo

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Charm the night away with a pretty bun updo. Credit: Instagram.com/itsmyrayeraye

Looking for a sleek and elegant ‘do to rock on V-day? Then try this knock-out high bun updo, which is perfect for both ladies with relaxed hair or curly strands (score!). Low maintenance and effortless to pull together, this timeless hairstyle never fails to look utterly romantic, especially when it’s teamed with sultry eye makeup. Credit: @itsmyrayeraye

Side-swept Box Braids

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Have box braids? Try pushing them to the side. Credit: Instagram.com/thesmartista

Already sporting box braids? Then channel your inner Hollywood siren this Valentine’s, by simply sweeping your ‘do to the side. And, if you’re feeling extra experimental, you can also add in some sparkly hair cuffs, to take your date night hair up a few notches! Credit: @thesmartista

Goddess Braid Updo

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Goddess braids are the perfect go-to for your special day. Credit: Instagram.com/kersti.pitre

Since your significant other will treat you like a Goddess for the whole of Valentine’s day, you might as well sport a hairstyle to match. Honestly, ever since our favourite naturalista Breanna (AKA Mini Marley) showed us how to create Goddess braids, we’ve been totally obsessed with this look! But if you still need a little more convincing, just take a peek at Instagrammer’s Kersti’s interpretation of them… changed your mind? We thought you might. Credit: @kersti.pitre

Floral Afro

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When in doubt, just add flowers! Credit: Instagram.com/howtohairgirl

Whether’s it’s a TWA or a full-blown, bouncy afro, adding a few flowers here and there will definitely make you the mane attraction on Valentine’s day (see what we did there?). Just remember to keep your ‘fro fully hydrated to ensure it’s looking its best for your V day plans! Credit: @howtohairgirl


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