5 Easy Natural Hairstyles We Adore

Alyssa François | 06 June 2016

Nail these simple natural hairstyles today.

As many natural girls out there know, no curl is created equal. What’s more, some of the cute and easy natural hairstyles that work for one curly girl may not work for another. While we dig it on some days, the gorgeous wash-and-wear look doesn’t work for everyone. You may crave something a little more contemporary or stylish. Read on to check out some of our favorite five easy natural hairstyles that are sure to work for all.

Easy Natural Hairstyles To Try

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Twist out fro-hawk style. Photo credit: Dvora

1. Twisted-out fro-hawk

The twist-out is a pretty style that can be achieved overnight. On damp or dry hair, and with a styling product of your choice, create small to medium two-strand twists all over your hair. Opt for gel like Suave Luxe Style Infusion Curl Defining Gel Serum if you’re craving a more defined curl pattern. In the morning, prep your hair with oil to prevent frizz. Undo each twist, revealing a perfect springy curl, then lightly massage the roots to hide visible parts. Use an afro pick or wide-toothed comb for added volume. Lastly, give those curls a shake, pin the sides up and go!

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Looking for a quick update. One of our favorite easy natural hairstyles is the hump. Twist the front section of your hair to get your curls out of your face. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

2. Twisted hump

Vlogger Mini Marley inspired this super easy and quick look over on our All Things Hair YouTube page. At the top of your head, section off a portion of your hair to use for your hump, and use a large clip to keep hair out of the way. Pull and smooth back the remainder of hair with a headband or scrunchie, depending on the width and thickness of your hair. Secure it into a low, poufy ponytail and twist the top section into a hump, adding height to your tresses.  Secure in place with some bobby pins and smooth down some gel like TRESemmé TRES Two Mega Firm Control Gel near the base of your hairline to keep your cowlicks neat. Alternatively, you can leave the back section of your hair out. 

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A true wash and go style. Curly girls with short hair have it easy! Wash, rake gel through the hair and go!

3. Coils

Whether you have a TWA (a.k.a. teeny weeny afro) or longer hair, the coil hairstyle will suit any length just fine. To achieve this style, start off with clean, damp hair. Pro tip: A trusty spray bottle filled with water is your best friend for the sections that dry up before you get to them. It’s totally up to you how big or small you want each coiled section to be. With each section, after applying about a dime-sized amount of gel, twirl hair with your fingers starting at the scalp and work your way down to the ends, as the hair starts to form a nice, firm coil. We love Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Curl Defining Gel Serum to define curls without the crunchy feeling. 

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Halo twist are a great option for transitions as well. Photo credit: Dvora

4. Halo twist rolled bun

The elegant look of this style is perfect for any occasion. We even love this style as your go-to office ’do. To start, simply part hair down the middle or to the side. If needed, spritz hair with water to make it more pliable. On each side twist hair towards the scalp all the way down to the nape. Secure each twist with a bobby pin or hair tie. Roll the remaining hair into a bun. Add a personal touch by sleeking your edges and baby hair down with a brush and a gel like Suave Professionals Firm Control Sculpting Gel for all-day control.

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Quick stylish ‘do when you’re in a hurry. Pull curls back into a loose pony. Leave some curls out at the front to frame the face. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Easy low puff

Sometimes dubbed as the “if all else fails” style, the sleek low puff is there for you if you don’t want to fully style your tresses. In times of hair styling laziness, lightly spritz hair with water and work an oil like Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil onto strands to add shine and smooth the hair cuticle. Brush or smooth hair back into a low ponytail and secure it with a hair tie or headband. This low-maintenance style will have you looking polished in minutes.

Which of these easy natural hairstyles are you going to try?