How to Have Fun with Your Hair While Going Natural

Transition-friendly hairstyles.

Going natural involves a hair transitioning processes that is not for the faint of the heart. The process can be seamless to those that barely do any styling to their hair, and gruesome to those that get a high off of trying out new and fun hairstyles. When you’re going natural, you have to handle your hair with kid gloves which prevents you from trying out hairstyles that may lead to breakage.

Although during this time you’d want to stick with easy transitioning hairstyles, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any fun hairstyles that can help you get through the process too. Read on for some of our favorite and fun hairstyles if you’re currently transitioning to natural hair.

Fashionable and Practical Going Natural Hairstyle Ideas

going natural: box braids
Perfect for transitioning hair.

1. Box Braids

If you’re thinking of practical and easy hairstyles for your transition, box braids are your friend. You can wear this look for as long as you like. For extended wear, opt for getting your hair re-braided when your new growth begin to show. Use a dry shampoo like TRESemmé Fresh & Clean Dry Shampoo to refresh your hair in-between washes.

going natural: cornrows
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2. Medium Cornrows

An easy hairstyle to conceal your two textures (relaxed hair and natural roots). Cornrows also help create a cute braid out style.

going natural: weave cornrows
One or the other. The choice is yours. Photo credit:

3. Straight or Braids

Use a protective style like weave or cornrows to protect your hair and to make a style statement during your transition.

going natural: crochet styles
Style with flexibility.

4. Crochet Braids

Crochet braids give you the chance to be flexible with your style while you transition. Try this style with a curly weave or with straight hair.

going natural: fishtail braid
Try a braid trend. Photo credit:

5. Fishtail Braid

While you’re transitioning to natural hair, trying out trendy styles can help with the stress that often comes with dealing with two hair textures. This fishtail braid style can be your new weekly hairstyle.

going natural: pop of color
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6. Pop of Color

Getting bored with your updo hairstyles while transitioning? A pop of color will help update your look and turn it into something fun. You can use colored hairspray for a temporary fix.

going natural: halo twist
Sweet and angelic style.

7. Halo Twist

This has got to be one of our favorite hairstyles for transitioners. This halo twist is so easy to create and it works for a number of occasions.

going natural: hair texture
Flaunt your curls. Photo credit:

8. Rock Your Texture

If you’re coming to the end of your longterm transition to natural hair, you may be able to begin flaunting your new texture. Whether your hair is long or short, wear it out and get accustomed to the new you. Style with Dove Absolute Curls Supreme Creme Serum to keep your hair moisturized and to define your curls.

going natural: messy bun
Throw it up into a bun.

9. Messy Bun

Sometimes you may find yourself just not in the mood to do your hair at all. When these days occur, opt for a wearable messy bun. Smooth a few drops of shine serum like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum onto your hair to combat the appearance of parched hair.

going natural: low ponytail
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10. Low Ponytail

Please proceed with caution when wearing your hair in tight ponytails. The hair at the demarcation line is very weak and prone to breakage from tight hairstyles. Opt for a loose ponytail instead to help prevent breakage.

going natural: undercut
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11. The Undercut

Many women who are going natural opt for cutting their hair off to speed up the process. However, this isn’t the route everyone takes.This undercut style above is a great style idea if you aren’t into a complete big chop.

going natural: wig
Curly hair, don’t care.

12. Curly Wig

They say the best way to manifest something is to believe you already have it. Try a curly wig to help you feel like your transition is already over.

Need transitioning hair tips? Here’s what you need to know about transitioning to natural hair.

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