Relaxed Hairstyles: 10 Easy Hairstyle Ideas

Alyssa François | 11 May 2018

These hairstyles are straight to the point. 

Many women resort to relaxing 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 much 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 Simple Relaxed Hairstyles to Try

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

1. The ’90s Flip

We love reviving looks from the past and making it 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.

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

2. The Half Up

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 is what gives the look a dressier appearance. Also, if you want to give your style a fuller look, you can add clip-ins or weave extensions.

relaxed hairstyles: body waves
Full waves to up the ante on your look.

3. Body Waves

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

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

4. The Mohawk

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

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

5. Mushroom Cut

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.

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

6. The Pixie

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.

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

7. Shaved Side

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 more edgy, you can add some undercut designs into the mix.

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

8. Side Bun

This is a clean and classy look that 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 hair pins.

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

9. Straight Hair

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 Volume and Bounty Juicy Grapefruit Day 2 Dry Shampoo to soak up grease that may weigh your hair down to give your style a fresh look.

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

10. Tousled 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.

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