5 Easy Natural Hairstyles for Beginners

Courtney Leiva | 24 February 2017
an afro woman with mohawk hairstyle side view

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 five gorgeous looks that won’t leave your hair battered or full of breakage:

5 Easy Natural Hairstyle Looks

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

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 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 Suave Professionals Honey Infusion 10-in-1 Leave-In Conditioner, 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.

Easy Natural Hairstyle chic top knot bun
A top knot makes a great style when you are running short on time. Photo credit: Dvora

2. Natural Hair 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 any hangups, it’s always best to start with washed and conditioned hair. Use Suave Professionals Coconut Oil Damage Repair Shampoo and Suave Professionals Coconut Oil Damage Repair 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 long hold.

Easy Natural Hairstyle space buns look
Double buns make a chic and trendy look for shorter lengths. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

3. Space Buns

Double buns make a chic and trendy look for shorter lengths, and even better news is that they aren’t too difficult to create. Start this look by applying a good leave-in-style product 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.

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

4. Fauxhawk

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 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.

Easy Natural Hairstyle include gorgeous headscarf styles.
Use a headscarf to dress up your curls!

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.

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