6 Easy Styles for Short Natural Hair

Allison Schmidt | 24 April 2017
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Check out some of these super short, super cute curlicues that you can rock on your natural hair.

If you have natural hair you might be looking for some easy styles for short natural hair that can help revive your hair as well as help you to upgrade your style. This can include the afro to embracing your natural curls to . Whatever cut you’re seeking we know you need some inspiration before you make the big chop. Read on to be inspired by our six favorite easy styles for short natural hair.

6 Easy Styles for Short Natural Hair

How to wear easy styles for short natural hair
Tiny ‘fros are always chic.

1. Mini Blonde ‘Fro

Just because you’re keeping your texture natural doesn’t mean you need to keep your color natural too. We’re a bit in love with blonde afros. Going for a short crop means much less time under the bleach, which, trust us is a game changer. Just make sure that you keep your mini blonde ‘fro hydrated and toned by using a color-safe hair mask, like the Catwalk by TIGI Fashionista Violet Mask, at least once a week to help keep brassiness at bay.

How to wear easy styles for short natural hair
A cute curly ponytail. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

2. Itty Bitty Ponytail

If your hair is a bit longer, you can go for the mini ponytail, or punytail as we like to call it. Tight curls look extra great in a high ponytail. You can tweak how your curls lie by tugging out individual curlicues. We always like to even out short ponytails with hair accessories. It makes sure that your style is more well rounded if you can’t always see your ponytail straight on.

How to wear easy styles for short natural hair: Perfectly Defined Curls
The best curls you ever did see. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Perfectly Defined Curls

Can we get a big round of applause for the perfection of these curls? Paired up with a center part, these corkscrew curls are incredibly chic. You can achieve this look by following our tutorial for curling your hair with flexi-rods. When you take out your curls in the morning, you’ll need to revive your curls a bit. We recommend spraying some of the Nexxus New York Salon Care Humectress Luxe Lightweight Conditioning Mist throughout your hair and you’ll be good to go.

How to wear easy styles for short natural hair: tiny coils
Miniature coils to rock on your natural hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Tiny Coils

For some seriously tiny coils you’ll need to use those tiny foam rollers you can find in most drugstores. To get this look, you’ll need to seek out the smallest size available. You can set your hair in the same way as the flexi-rods tutorial above, using the much skinnier foam rollers instead. This gives you that cool coiled and wavy look when you take out the rollers the next morning. Fluff them up and rock that curly ‘do.

easy styles for short natural hair: dreadlocks
Short dreadlocks are gorgeous.

5. Bob Cut Dreads

You don’t need to wear curly short hair if you don’t want to! You can also go for dreadlocks, if you want to keep it natural. We love short dreadlocks on women, they’re cute and versatile. Just make sure you keep your little locs hydrated and healthy by applying hair oils to your hair.

easy styles for short natural hair: curly top
Embrace your curls with this cute style. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Super Shiny Pineapple ‘Do

We’ve always been big fans of embracing your curls, especially with this wet-look inspired ‘do. To achieve this look on your natural hair, apply some of the TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel throughout your hair. Scrunch the product throughout your curls to achieve the wet, glossy look.

Need more info on easy styles for short natural hair? Check out this interview with Shaniqua Garvin on short natural hair

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