Found: Hot and Curly Hairstyles for Black Women

Amazing curly hairstyles for black women no matter your hair length or curl texture.

Who runs the world? Curls! Long hair, medium length or short hair, and tight coils, loose waves or big ringlets—no matter your hair length or texture, we all seek to own some “curly hair don’t care” bragging rights at all times with our natural hairstyles. Curly locks should always have you feeling and looking sexy, charming and pretty. Scroll through this gallery for some of the cutest curly hairstyles for black women.

Curly Hairstyles for Black Women

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Add some highlights to liven up your curls.

Ombré curls

Highlight your curly mane with an ombré style. Go a little more funky with pink tips for summer. Come on, curls have more fun, too!

Loose waves

Apply Dove Quench Absolute Supreme Creme Serum to your hair for moisture then set with two or four chunky plaits worn overnight to set, and get in on this funky wave.

Big ringlets

On long or medium length natural hair wash and set hair with hair rollers. After drying, remove the rollers for the big reveal: loose, big and sexy ringlet curls!

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Try the trendy hun hairstyle on a braid out. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

Braid Out

Get in on this crimped inspired style by sleeping with multiple braids over night.

Braid with Curls

Plait the front hair line of your hair with a glorious braid and let the back of your hair show off your beautiful, flowing curly locks.

Hair Wand Spirals

When you want to try something new, grab your hair wand and create some enchanting loose spirals.

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Quick updo hairstyle on natural hair.

Curly updo

Smooth your curls into a low or high bun. Allow your curly tresses to make the case for this simple hairstyle. Give your curls a little tug for added texture and style.

Tight coils

Perfect for those natural hair girls with hand in hair syndrome. Take your unconscious hair-twisting habit and turn it into a hairstyle. Twist your curls using your fingers into a precious set of tight coils. Set your coils TRESemmé TRES Two Freeze Hold Hairspray to keep them in place.

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Try a bold and statement making color like blonde to enhance the look of your curls. Photo credit: Dvora

Colored curly hair 

Give your coiffure an update with a new dye job. Try a hair color just a bit lighter than your natural hair color, and allow your new hair color to give your complexion that stunning glow. #blackgirlmagic

Faux curly bob

All your long curls to have a fling with a faux curly bob. Tuck and pin the ends up to your chin to rock an instant curly version of the pageboy.

Curly mohawk 

With or without shaven sides, style the top of your coif with some defined ringlets. Give it a little more height for an edgier feel with the help of your afro pick. Give the roots a pluck, shake and go!

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Side updo with floral accessories Photo credit:

Asymmetrical curls

With the use of a hair wand add tight ring add a deep side part and let your curls cascade down the side of your face. Slick or pin back the opposite side for an asymmetrical effect. You can also opt to swoop the hair back on one side and add accessories.

Curly pompadour

Twist your curls into this beehive inspired style. Tame and smooth your edges for a soft and neat finish.

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Sport Your Baby Fro with Defined Curl Action. Photo credit:

Teeny weeny afro 

One of the cutest curly hairstyles for black women with short hair is this baby ‘fro. Style your short hair in this small-ringlet style or pick it out for a fluffy finish.

Voluminous wash and go

Let your curls flow freely.  On a hot summer day or when you’re pressed for time, rake Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Curl Defining Gel Serum through hair after washing and let your curls get into formation.

Which of these curly hairstyles for black women are you going to try out on your curly hair?