18 easy natural hairstyles anyone can do

Amra | 03 August 2018
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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 18 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?



18 easy natural hairstyles that are drop-dead gorgeous



 

Easy natural hairstyles: Close up shot of a model with dark brown natural hair styled into a high bun, wearing a striped top and posing against a blue background.
Ready to evoke major It-girl vibes? Credit: Verity Jane Smith

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 statement earrings.

easy natural hairstyles: close up shot of woman with natural hair styled into a pineapple updo
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 as it provides 24 hour hold.

Easy natural hairstyles: Close up shot of two models with low braided buns, wearing pink formal dresses and posing for an editorial 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.

Easy natural hairstyles: Close up shot of woman with natural hair styled into a gibson tuck, wearing white and posing in a studio with a pink background.
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.

Easy natural hairstyles: Back shot of a model with dark brown natural hair styled into a halo braid, wearing a striped top and posing in a studio.
You’ll be an angel with this hairstyle! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

5. Halo braid

Want to show off your braiding prowess? Try weaving this heavenly halo braid. With your natural hair protected like this, you’ll be able to take on any occasion in style.

Easy natural hairstyles: 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 gorg space buns! Credit: Verity Jane Smith

6. 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.

Get the best of both worlds in one simple step with the Nexxus Oil Infinite Serum Oil. It’s the ideal choice for those looking to reduce frizz, enhance softness and improve manageability. Win-win!

Easy natural hairstyles: 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!

7. Half-up, half-down bun

Busy day ahead? Power your way through it in style by working 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.

Easy natural hairstyles: Front shot of a model with shoulder-length natural hair styled into half-up space buns, wearing green top and posing outside.
Double the buns means double the fun. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

8. Double buns

Looking for easy natural hairstyles that have a festival flair? If you can create half-up hairstyles, then you can totally achieve this playful double buns hairstyle. Just don’t forget to add some glitter for extra sparkle!

Easy natural hairstyles: Close up shot of woman with braid out hairstyle in studio wearing brown pattern top and red necklace.
Anyone else live for braid out days? Credit: Verity Jane Smith

9. 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 else 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

10. 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.

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

11. Fluffed out curls + flowers

If you’re not sure how to style your natural mane for your next festival, one look at this picture 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 a woman with long, caramel brown natural curly hair, wearing a black lace top and posing outside.
Headbands are here to stay.

12. Natural hair + headband

Summer heat can make creating a stylish hairstyle daunting. Keep cool and look cool by grabbing a printed headscarf and working it into your mane.

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

13. 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.

Easy natural hairstyles: 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!

14. 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.

Easy natural hairstyles: Close up shot of a woman with dark brown hair styled into a natural side ponytail, wearing a white lace top and posing in a studio.
Show off your best side. Credit: Verity Jane Smith

15. Side ponytail

Work your natural hair to the side to achieve this elegant low ponytail look. The best part? You can use this pretty hairstyle as a chance to test out the bangs trend, just like this.

Easy natural hairstyles: 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!

16. 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: Back shot of a model with dark brown shoulder-length natural hair styled into a Dutch braids ponytail, wearing a yellow top and posing in a studio setting.
Where will you wear yours? Credit: Verity Jane Smith

17. Half done boxer braid ponytail

We love easy natural hairstyles that incorporate trendy boxer braids, like these half done pigtail Dutch braids.

So, instead of braiding all the way, keep it playful at the bottom by leaving your natural hair out, for a look that is full of chic contrasts.

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

18. Bantu knots

Show off your playful personality with these sleek sectioned-off, bantu knots. Remember, the more sections you divide your hair into, the more bantu knots you’ll have. So, for bigger bantu knots, you’ll want less sections.

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