13 easy natural hairstyles anyone can do

Amra | 16 May 2018

These chic, easy natural hairstyles are all you need to spruce up your mane game!

Looking for stylish, easy natural hairstyles to help break you out of a beauty rut? Well, it’s time for you to call off the search and get ready to be inspired because we have found you 15 easy, breezy and beautiful natural looks to try!

From non-basic buns to Rihanna-approved bantu knots and everything in-between, there’s bound to be a look here you’ll want to call your own. So, what will you go for?

13 easy natural hairstyles that are drop-dead gorgeous


close up shot of woman on the street with natural hair, with a natural hair styled into a high bun updo, wearing sunglasses and denim
Ready to evoke major It-girl vibes? Credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

1. Natural bun

A sleek, natural bun like this is perfect for work and just about any other occasion. For maximum wow factor, pair this sweet look with some sunglasses or swanky earrings.

close up shot of woman with natural hair styled into a
Who doesn’t like pineapples?

2. Pineapple bun

In addition to being an amazing way to extend the life of your hair washing day, the pineapple bun is also a gorgeous hairstyle you can wear out and about.

VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel

Editor’s tip: Easy natural hairstyles, like this, work best with a hair gel. Why? Because they help lay down baby hairs and leave your tresses looking on-point, ofc!

And trust us, the VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel is a great one to try if you want to recreate this easy ‘do.

close up shot of two models with low braided buns, wearing pink formal dresses and posing for an editoral shoot
Looking for the perfect last-minute bridesmaid ‘do? Try this! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

3. Romantic low bun

On the fence about top knot hairstyles? Then you should seriously consider coveting this romantic, elegant low bun.

Whether you’re heading off to a dreamy wedding or balancing out your chakras in yoga, this lovely ‘do is guaranteed to keep your coils looking fly 24-7.

close up shot of woman with natural hair styled into a gibson tuck, wearing white and posing in a studio
Haven’t you heard? The croissant bun is here to stay.

4. Croissant bun

If you haven’t heard of the croissant bun, your natural mane has seriously been missing out!

Not sure what it is? It’s basically a modern take on the classic Gibson tuck, and also a great way for you to keep your coils stylishly tucked away.

Next read: Low manipulation hairstyles you need to know about.

close up shot of model with natural hair styled into space buns with hair cuffs in them, wearing polka dot top and posing in a studio
You don’t have to go out of the galaxy to get these gorge space buns! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

5. Space buns + hair cuffs

When it comes to fail-safe, easy natural hairstyles, you really can’t go wrong with space buns. They’re super cute, fun to accessorise and exactly what you need to make your mane feel fresh again.

Nexxus Oil Infinite Serum Oil

Editor’s tip: Want to know the key to keeping natural hairstyles looking nourished and frizz-free? Hair oil and serum.

So, get the best of both worlds with the Nexxus Oil Infinite Serum OilIt’s the ideal choice for those looking to reduce frizz, enhance softness and improve manageability. Win-win!

close up shot of model with natural hair styled into a half up half down bun hairstyle, wearing velvet top and posing in a studio
You’ve got to try this half-up bun, hun!

6. Half-up, half-down bun

Busy day ahead? Power your way through it and style your mane into a chic half-up, half-down bun hairstyle, like this beauty has done.

Not only will this style allow you to show off your cute coils, but it’ll also allow you to show off your pretty face, too.

close up shot of woman with braid out hairstyle
Anyone else live for braid out days? Credit: Verity Jane Smith

7. Braid out

Is this beautiful braid out giving you major curl envy? Just take a look at our tutorial on how to get the perfect braid out at home, here, and you’ll be making everyone feel envious, too.

easy natural hairstyles: close up shot of woman with a twist out natural hair, wearing a bomber jacket and posing outside
Can’t braid? Try twisting! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

8. Twist out

Just because you can’t braid, it doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the fun! In fact, you can get beautiful, bouncy curls with a twist-out. And lucky for you, we’ve got a tutorial on that, too (yay!).

Next read: Here’s how to do the perfect twist-out.

close up shot of woman with fluffed out natural afro hair with flowers in it, wearing yellow dress and posing in the studio
When it comes to easy natural hairstyles, you can’t go wrong with this! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

9. Fluffed out curls + flowers

If you’re not sure how to style your natural mane for your next festival, taking one look at this picture, above, is all you need to inspire you to get on the afro flowers bandwagon.

TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist

Editor’s tip: Ensure your afro looks super moisturised with the help of a leave-in conditioning mist, like the TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist.

This divine smelling mist will hydrate your tresses, while also leaving them feeling soft and looking refreshed, too.

easy natural hairstyles: close up shot of model with natural hair frohawk hairstyle, wearing black top and white top and posing in a studio
This natural hair ‘frohawk is super easy to create!

10. Natural ‘frohawk

Let those strands shine! A natural ‘frohawk is not only showstopping but also highlights the bounce of your lovely curls in a fierce and unique way.

Next read: 10 badass and beautiful mohawk hairstyles for black women.

close up shot of woman with natural braided ponytail, wearing all white and posing in studio
Braided ponytails are the stuff hair dreams are made of!

11. Braided ponytail

One of the simplest ways to change up your go-to ponytail is to add some braids. For a fashion-forward statement, try weaving two braids at the front, like this.

close up shot of street style model with natural hair styled it into flat twist pigtails, wearing pink jacket with white tee and black jeans
Flat twist pigtails aren’t just for the playground!

12. Flat twist pigtails

In case you didn’t get the memo, adults can rock pigtails, too! And, if you struggle with braiding, your next bet is this cool girl-approved double strand twist.

easy natural hairstyles: close up shot of woman with bantu knots hairstyle, wearing all white and posing next to daffodils
Aren’t these bantu knots beautiful? Credit: Verity Jane Smith

13. Bantu knots

Show off your playful personality with these sleek sectioned-off, bantu knots. Now, the real question is: where will you rock them this season?


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