Relaxed Hairstyles: 10 Easy Hairstyle Ideas

These hairstyles are straight to the point. 

Many women choose to relax their hair to make it permanently straight because they feel it’s easier to maintain than their natural hair texture. However, no one is truly exempt from hairstyle boredom. Every woman has to deal with searching far and wide for new hairstyle inspiration that’s easy enough to do at home. If finding relaxed hairstyles is a challenge for you at the moment, your life is about to get a bit easier.

We have good news, there are endless relaxed hairstyles you can do and it doesn’t require any hairstyling skills at all! Whether you have super short relaxed hair, long hair, or wearing extensions on relaxed hair types, we’ve rounded up some of the easiest relaxed hairstyles on the planet. Read on to find your new favorite look:

10 Relaxed Hairstyles for Every Length of Hair

Whether you want to try a bold cropped cut or experiment with free-flowing waves, there are so many hairstyles you can try with relaxed hair.

1. The ’90s Flip

relaxed hairstyles: flipped hair
Flipped hair is back, and we’re not mad at all.

We love reviving looks from the past and making them feel new again! Try this look on your relaxed hair with a flat iron. Protect your hair with TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray before applying heat to your hair.

2. The Half Up

relaxed hairstyles: half up
A simple hairstyle for last-minute occasions.

This half-up hairstyle is a style that can work for any occasion. If you’re wearing this to a fancy event, your attire and makeup are what give the look a dressier appearance. Also, if you want to give your style a fuller look, you can add clip-ins or weave extensions.

3. Body Waves

Woman with relaxed wavy hair
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There’s nothing more fun than giving your straight, relaxed hair a big and bountiful hairstyle. Use a hair wand to create natural-looking waves on your hair.

4. The Mohawk

relaxed hairstyles: the mohawk
A creative way to update your short hair.

We’re huge advocates of trying daring and fun styles on your hair. The mohawk style is one of our favorite short relaxed hairstyles. Create a piecey look with the help of Bed Head by TIGI Wax Stick. Use a bit of the wax to separate the hair and to create a soft long-lasting hold.

5. Mushroom Cut

relaxed hairstyles: mushroom cut
Pair your fun haircut with a bold statement earring. Photo credit:

Looking for short relaxed hairstyles with bangs? Add this fashionable mushroom cut to your look. Bend the ends of your hair with a curling iron, or leave it bone straight for a blunt cut finish.

6. The Pixie

relaxed hairstyles: pixie cut
Try something new and cut it all off!

This short and sweet style is a fun look to start with if you’re looking to try a new short hairstyle for the first time. You can style your pixie straight, or add a few curls or waves when you want to give it an update.

7. Shaved Side

relaxed hairstyles: shaved side
This hairstyle is more versatile than you think.

Believe it or not, this hairstyle is more versatile than one may think. When you want to hide the shaven side of your hair, you can cover it by changing the direction of your hair part. To make this style a bit edgier, you can add some undercut designs into the mix.

8. Side Bun

relaxed hairstyles: side bun
A classic style for any hair type.

This is a clean and classy look that is suitable for any hair type and any occasion. To recreate, make a straight deep side hair part and gather your hair into a low bun and secure with hairpins.

9. Straight Hair

relaxed hairstyles: straight hair
The perfect style for wash and set days.

This style is a go-to style after getting a fresh wash and set from the salon. However, ask any girl with relaxed hair, this is one of the hardest styles to maintain if you don’t know how to make it last. Use a dry shampoo like Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Dry Shampoo to soak up grease that may weigh your hair down to give your style a fresh look.

10. Tousled Hair

relaxed hairstyles: waves
Add a tousled look to the ends of your hair.

If you’re looking for different styles for relaxed hair to give your hair a new look every other day, add this simple tousled hair idea to the list. After styling with heat, whether you use a flat iron or curling wand, run through your hair with your fingers to add a touch of texture.

From sleek buns to side-swept pixie cuts, there are an endless amount of possibilities when it comes to picking out a relaxed hairstyle. Share your styles with us on Instagram @AllThingsHairUS.

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