10 Easy Natural Hairstyles for Beginners

Great for newbies and seasoned naturalistas alike.

While beauty tutorials can be a super helpful resource in finding your next signature natural hairstyle, it’s true that some videos or step-by-step guides can a bit too complicated for beginners to master on their own. If you are tired of hair guides that are tricky or downright confusing to understand, here are some easy natural hairstyle looks for beginners that won’t leave you in the dark.

Read on below for gorgeous looks that won’t leave your hair battered or full of breakage:

1. Heatless Curl Set

easy natural hairstyles: flexi rods
Flexi-rods help achieve naturally gorgeous curls.

Flexi-rods are a great way to achieve a gorgeous natural curl, and they are usually pretty inexpensive and available at your local beauty supply store. To use your rods properly, you’ll want to make sure your hair is clean and conditioned first.

Then, while your hair is still damp, you’ll want to use a good leave-in conditioner to help add some extra moisture to your look. Use a product like SheaMoisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Leave-In Treatment, and use a gentle detangling comb to distribute your product evenly through the hair.

To use your flexi-rods, roll the ends of each section towards the root, twisting your rods to hold your curls into place. Use your rods all over your head, starting from the back, and working your way to the front. Once your hair is completely dry, remove your rods with caution.

2. Natural Hair Bun

Natural Hair Bun
A top knot makes a great style when you are running short on time. Photo credit: Dvora

A top knot makes a great style when you are running short on time, as it takes under 10 minutes to create this chic look. To create your bun without any hangups, it’s always best to start with washed and conditioned hair.

Use Suave Professionals Sulfate-Free Cleansing Shampoo and Conditioner to cleanse and remove any knots from the hair. Then, once your hair is dry, use a comb to carefully create a ponytail at the top of your head. To create your top knot, you’ll want to use a donut bun maker to get that flawless bun. Gently slip the bun maker over your ponytail, and then wrap and tuck your bun into place with bobby pins. Secure your look with hairspray for a long hold.

3. Space Buns

easy natural hairstyles: space buns
Double buns make a chic and trendy look for shorter lengths. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

Double buns make a chic and trendy look for shorter lengths; the even better news is that they aren’t too difficult to create.

Start this look by applying a good leave-in-style product like Dove Amplified Textures Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner evenly throughout the hair. Then, use a comb to part your hair in the center, and use elastics to create pigtails on either side of the head. To create your space buns, carefully wrap and tuck your hair into two buns using bobby pins.

4. Fauxhawk

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A faux hawk is a great natural look that doesn’t skip out on edge. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

A fauxhawk is one of those great easy natural hairstyle ideas that doesn’t skip out on edge. And while this look seems complicated, it really isn’t that hard to create. To create your style, start by applying some styling gel on either side of the head. Then, to create that mohawk-like appearance, carefully brush the sides of the head and pin them into place with bobby pins. If you want to take your look a step further, use some vintage barrettes to help dress up your style.

5. Head Scarf

easy natural hairstyles: pineapple
Use a headscarf to dress up your curls!

Gorgeous printed hair scarf always make an easy and gorgeous look, as they dress up classic braids, twist outs and pineapple updos without any breakage or damage. Accessorizing is a great option for every hair type and texture and it’s also an ideal way to keep your hair out of your face. 

6. Double Twist

easy natural hairstyles double twist
A few twists in your hair and you’ve got a new look!

If you’re late to start your day but still want a style that’s on point, go for the double twist style. Simply create two twists and clip them into a half updo style. We love this style when you pin down the twists a little tighter and sleeker, it creates the illusion that the rest of your hair has some extra volume.

7. Twist Boxer Braids

easy natural hairstyles twist boxer braids
Give your boxer braids a fun twist.

Continuing with the ever-popular twist style–why not gather some twists into a chic boxer braids look? Nail two trends at once with this hybrid style that’s sure to flatter. This look works on a lob and any length longer than that.

8. Head-Wrap

easy natural hairstyles head-wrap
A simple yet effective protective style. Photo credit: Shaquille Dunbar

On days you’re giving your hair a break from all types of styling and maybe want to let it rest or soak in some leave-in conditioner, go for a head-wrap. It’s one of our favorite protective styles.

9. Crown Braid

easy natural hairstyles crown braid
If you’re a braid gal then this one’s for you. Photo credit: Shaquille Dunbar

For girls into the larger braid styles, a crown braid is a perfect fit. You’ll be looking like a queen with this braid. We love this look for the warmer months as it keeps your hair off your neck and leaves you feeling breezy — even in the highest temps.

10. Healthy Curls

easy natural hairstyles healthy curls
Keep your curls healthy and happy. Photo credit: Craig Alexander

When all else fails, just focus on keeping your curls healthy and in good shape. Maintain those luscious curls by adding some of The Good Stuff Hydration Butter to your hair before heading out the door.

Are you thinking about trying out one of these styles? Be sure to snap a picture and tag us over @AllThingsHairUS!

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