Here are some ideas for how to style your natural hair.

How to Style Natural Hair

Natural hair is gorgeous, but it can seem challenging to style if you’ve always relaxed your hair. Fortunately, it may not be as difficult as you think, and the results are totally worth it. Here are some ideas for how to style your natural hair. 

Twisted Updo

If you’re growing your hair out, a protective style may be helpful. Try creating a twisted updo by making flat twists that meet at the crown of your head. Put the remainder of your hair into knots, puffs, or a bun. You can even add extensions if you’d like a little more length.

Shaved Sides

Want a low-maintenance but eye-catching look? Try a shaved sides style. You can add a touch of personality by shaving designs into the sides. Then, leave the top of your hair to shine in all its glory. 

Faux Hawk

Looking for an edgier style? Try a faux hawk! Braid or twist the sides of your hair in any pattern you’d like. Then leave the top loose so it sticks up in a faux hawk. The result is an artistic, edgy style with tons of personality that’s also super comfortable. Win!

Curly Bob with Side Part

curly bob with a side part is a perfect way to show off your natural hair. It’s a low-maintenance but gorgeous style, and the side part draws attention to your eyes. And your naturally bouncy curls bring a fun vibe to this style. 

Bantu Knots

Bantu knots are a lovely traditional style that makes it easy to embrace your natural hair. All you need to do is separate your hair into sections and roll each section into a tight bun. Then, smooth down any loose hairs, and you’re done. So simple!

Braided Pigtails

Braided pigtails are awesome for protecting your natural hair, and they’re more versatile than you may think! Create tight, braided pigtails along the sides of your head for a cool, edgy style. Or start your braids near the nape of your neck for a more relaxed vibe. Add extensions if you want all the length. 

Cornrows and Space Buns

Want an adorable style? Try cornrows and space buns. Simply create four cornrows (or more!), then make one bun on each side to incorporate the ends. Embellish your style with metallic beads or cuffs if you want to amp up the fun.

Low Bun

Want to add a little glam to your life? Try a low bun. Pull your hair into a bun at the nape of your neck, and be sure to smooth down any flyaways. Leave a few tendrils out in front of your ear and at the nape of your neck so your curls accentuate the style. 

Au Natural

Leaving your curls au natural is a style choice, too! After washing your hair, just set your hair free! Or, if you prefer a little more control, add the styling products of your choice or just a bit of leave-in conditioner to tame your mane. 


Twists always look amazing. Just section your hair and dampen it. Then twist two strands around one another and repeat until you have twists over your entire head. Next, either leave them as they are, add embellishments like gold cuffs, or allow your hair to dry and unravel the twists for a carefree style.

Remember, regardless of the style you choose for your natural hair, keeping it well moisturized is essential. Try Hidden Waterfall to give your hair the moisture it needs, and check out these DIY masks for a deep conditioning experience.

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