20 Easy and Cute 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, some videos or step-by-step guides can indeed be 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.
20 Easy Natural Hairstyles
Read on below for gorgeous looks that won’t leave your hair battered or full of breakage:
1. Heatless Curl Set
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 ensure 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 High Bun
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 hangups, starting with washed and conditioned hair is always best.
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 create a ponytail at the top of your head carefully. You’ll want to use a donut bun maker to create your top knot to get that flawless bun. Gently slip the bun maker over your ponytail, then wrap and tuck your bun into place with bobby pins. Secure your look with hairspray for a long hold.
3. Space Buns
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.
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
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
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
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 will flatter. This look works on a lob and any length longer than that.
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
A crown braid is a perfect fit for girls into the larger braid styles. You’ll look 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
When all else fails, just keep 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.
11. Half Braided Hair
Try more simple and beautiful black natural hairstyles for women, like this half braided look. Braid your hair from forehead to ears, secure, and let your voluminous curls flow down.
12. Pineapple Hair
To create a stylish pineapple hair, you need to gather your tresses into a high ponytail. It should be that high, so curls will fall to your forehead. But make sure your pony is loose and won’t create too much tension.
13. Pixie Natural Hairstyle
Among short natural hairstyles for black women, pixie cut definitely deserves your attention. You can style it with soft finger waves, tousled curls, or create a voluminous look.
14. Low Sleek Bun
Such black women’s natural hairstyles, as a sleek bun, are perfect to fit the trendy ‘clean girl‘ aesthetic trend. All you need is to comb your hair back, adding a hair wax or gel, then create a tight low bun at the back of your head.
15. High Puff
If you need more quick natural hairstyles tutorials, here we got it. This high puff can be easily created on short to medium hair length. Just comb your hair up and secure.
16. Headband Hairstyle
Both long and short natural hairstyles will benefit, if you add a trendy headband. You can pick colorful or plain sporty one, choose a wide or narrow accessory, wear it higher or lower on your forehead, loosen a few strands or bangs, as well as keep your hairstyle sleek.
17. Side Part Hairstyle
To experiment with your daily looks, just create a deep side part on your natural hair. You won’t regret getting an elegant and super-voluminous hairstyle, that makes your locks look even thicker.
18. High Ponytail
Long natural hair looks gorgeous in a high voluminous ponytail. For a contrast, you can comb and sleek the top of your head with hair wax or gel, and tame frizzy baby hair.
19. Bantu Knots
Bantu knots is a traditional and beautiful hairstyle for natural hair, which is created by sectioning, twisting and wrapping around your hair strands. Once it’s done, you can fix them with bobby pins.
20. Loose Braid or Twist
For long natural curls, we suggest you trying a classic three strand braid, or a hair twist. Keep it loose and voluminous, so this protective hairstyle will showcase your natural hair texture.
Are you thinking about trying out one of these styles? Be sure to snap a picture and tag us over @AllThingsHairUS!