With Christmas (and all the parties that come with it!) just around the corner, we’re sure you’ll be looking for seasonally-appropriate natural hair ideas. Luckily for you, we’ve pulled together 12 gorgeous Christmas hairstyles for natural hair, to ensure you look your best.
Simply click through our gallery above, or scroll down to discover the mane looks we can’t get enough of. Warning: things are about to get very jazzy!
12 festive hair ideas for naturalistas
1. Disco curls
If you ask us, Christmas is the best time to great creative with party hair accessories. We love how this curl queen has team her disco-perfect curls with some hair jewellery, and you really can’t go wrong if you do the same. Credit: @chloeandisabel
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.
2. Natural ponytail
This easy and beautiful natural ponytail allows your curls to take centre stage, all without being in the way. Pair this elegant look with a statement earring and you’ll be seriously set for the night. Credit: @curlbella
3. Halo braid
All your festive activities are no match for this flawless, budge-proof updo. Rock this natural halo braid when you head to Winter Wonderland, hit the boxing day sales — really, anywhere that you don’t want to spend time worrying about your mane. Credit: @naturallytemi
4. Box braids
Just make sure to team this dazzling look with a bright red lip and you’ll spreading Christmas cheer in no time. Credit: @freshlengths
Up next: 14 winter hairstyles for black hair.
5. Bantu knot headband
If you’re bored of regular bantu knots and are looking for a new way to wear them, this pretty bantu knot headband is the way to go. Adding detail around the hairline helps to open up the face and adding accessories will give it that extra festive touch. Credit: @chiziduru
Editor’s tip: Before you twist your locks into bantu knots, smooth a few drops of the Dove Advanced Hair Series Shine Revived Treatment through your hair. This will transform your strands, making them super shiny and ensuring your knots are neat and frizz-free.
6. Cuff details
For the styling beginners, we recommend taking things back to basics and letting your accessories do the talking. Metallic hair cuffs in rose gold, copper and silver tones are so in right now, and you can wear them however you like!
Make sure to get them in a colour that coordinates with your jewellery and outfit, for an effortlessly put-together vibe. Credit: @freshlengths
7. Glitter ‘fro
Glitter is still a major Instagram favourite right now and it’s got to be the quickest way to give your ‘fro a festive flair. Keep it close to your scalp for a glitter roots festival look or go wild and cover your whole head. After all, there’s no such thing as too much glitter, right? Credit: @glitternisti
Editor’s tip: As much as we love glitter, it does have a tendency to go everywhere doesn’t it? Spritzing your hair with a spray (like the VO5 Fixing Spray For Glitter) means you can position the glitter exactly where you want it. Then you can be sure it’ll stay in place while you’re rocking around the Christmas tree!
8. Side puff
Need a look that’s sophisticated and elegant? Wearing your strands in a side puff looks ultra-classy, making it the ideal look for the office Christmas party or more formal affairs. Credit: @simplycyn
Has it long been your dream to shine brighter than a Christmas tree? Then listen closely, because you only need one thing to make it happen – lots of shimmering confetti! Luckily for us natural-haired ladies, the intricate shape of our curls and coils make it easy for confetti to stay in our tresses.
All you need to do is sprinkle on a handful of the stuff into your mane, and your party-ready ‘do is good to go! Star hair accessories are already making waves this Christmas, so try and find star shaped confetti if you can for a fashion touch.
10. The ‘frohawk
But don’t worry, there’s no shaving or cutting of hair required to nail this pretty punk-inspired ‘do: just create 4 bubble ponytails on the top of your head and fluff out your afro to give the illusion of a sky-high mohawk.
11. The party pineapple
All it takes to give your pineapple ‘do a dazzling new twist, is to add on an embellished headband (we love this 1920’s Gatsby inspired one), and watch as everyone turns to look at your impressive mane.
Editor’s tip: Remember to keep your pineapple nice and moisturised with a leave-in conditioner. The TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist comes in an easy spray bottle for on-the-go hydration and smells uh-mazing too, which is always a bonus.
12. Festive twist-outs
Since Christmas is all about celebrating the good things in life, why not celebrate your natural hair texture and just how versatile it can be? And what better way to do so, than to show off your curls, by rocking a bouncy twist out?
But don’t worry if you’re unsure how to get the look, because our resident beauty vlogger MiniMarley12 will show you how to get the perfect twist with her easy video tutorial!