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20 Popular And Easy To Do Natural Hair Styles

05 November 2018
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Jelani Addams Rosa

Jelani Addams Rosa

Associate Editor, Hair.com

As an employee of L'Oréal, Jelani brings her knowledge and passion for hair care to Hair.com. Before joining the Hair.com team, she spent time at Celebuzz, Seventeen, and Cosmo for Latinas.

As much as we love looking at different hairstyles on social media, we’ll admit that we’re guilty of rocking the same three hairstyles week after week. If you’re in a bit of a styling rut, you’ve come to the right place. Whether your natural locks are dark brown or ash blonde, we’ve rounded up 20 popular and easy to do natural hairstyles you’re bound to love. With this many options, you may never wear the same two styles again.

Curly Pigtail Cornrows


The word “pigtails” often conjures up images of first-grade class photos, but these pigtails are anything but elementary. The combination of sleek cornrows paired with metallic accessories and voluminous curls will easily make this look one of your style staples.

Half Up Loose Top Knot

If you have literally three seconds to do your hair, grab an on-trend scrunchie and throw the top half of your hair in a loose top knot. Don’t worry if your top knot is a little off-kilter. Perfectly undone is the look you’re going for with this style.

Wash-and-Go

The wash-and-go is a style staple in any naturalista’s lookbook and for a good reason. They look good on every hair type and texture! The key to a flawless wash-and-go is making sure you use the right hair products and we have just the one for you. Mizani’s Perfect Coil Oil Gel is your key to no-fuss style, defining and shaping your curls and coils for your next wash day while helping to keep them moisturized.

Voluminous Crown Braid

Begin your braid at the bottom left side of your nape, bringing the braid completely around your head until you return to the beginning. Tuck the remaining hair into the braid to create a seamless look and secure it with several bobby pins. Pancake the braid for a voluminous finale look. Set your look with Mizani’s HRM Humidity Resistant Mist and HD Shyne Spray for flexible hold and shine.

Wash and Go with Embellished Side

A wash-and-go is the ultimate laidback style, but that doesn’t mean you can’t jazz it up for a special occasion. Simply use several bedazzled bobby pins to pin up one side of your head or a dazzling sideswept look.

Double Poofs

Why settle for one poof when you can have two? This fun and easy hairstyle is perfect for every occasion, from a music festival to a holiday party.

Poof with Flat Twist Accent

This is a great way to add a surprise element to a very basic style. Simply create a flat twist down the center part of your hair and secure it with a clear hair elastic. Then, gather all of your hair at the top of your hair and secure your poof with a hair elastic.

Upside Down Braid Ponytail

Your ponytail may look simple from the front, but this upside down braid is anything but basic.

Wet Look

For this look, you’ll have to begin with wet hair. You can start styling your hair right after you’ve washed and gently dried it or fill a spray bottle with water and spritz your locks until they’re damp. Alternatively, use a spray leave-in conditioner. The liquid formula will dampen your hair while ensuring that it feels hydrated.

Once your hair is saturated (but not soaking wet), work a light hold gel through your hair to set your texture. Allow your hair to dry before walking out of the door and it’ll look chic and shiny all day long.

Pinned Side

This look is the perfect way to keep your curls out of your face without sacrificing any style. All you need is one bobby pin and you’re good to go.

Half Up Half Down

All you need is a hair elastic to pull off this easy look. Simply gather the top half of your hair in a ponytail at the crown of your head and secure it with a hair elastic.

Messy Bun with Bangs

Whoever said curly girls can’t pull off bangs was dead wrong. This perfectly undone style flawlessly showcases your curly bangs in all their glory.

Faux-Hawk

Mohawks are the ultimate bad girl hairstyle, but they take a bit more commitment than we’re willing to give. Luckily, this stylish faux-hawk is the perfect compromise.

Slicked Back

For this look, you need to begin with clean, dry hair. Part your hair horizontally from ear to ear and secure the hair from the bottom section with a hair elastic. Next, part the front section of your hair on the right or left side of your head.

Working in small segments, evenly distribute gel throughout the front two sections of hair, applying gel about an inch from the root. Once your roots are completely saturated in gel, untie the bottom section and comb your hair straight back. Allow your clean, dry hair to flow down your back to provide a nice contrast against your wet roots. Place several bobby pins along the side of your hair to keep your style in place. Allow the gel to dry completely to set your look.

Messy Bun

We love an expertly crafted ballerina bun as much as the next person, but when we’re pressed for time we’re all about the messy bun. Gather all of your hair on top of your head and allow a few strands to hang loose to frame your face.

Low Holiday Bun

This holiday-inspired low bun is all about the accessories. Expertly adorn your hair with a sparkly bauble that rivals your tree topper and you’ll be the talk of your company’s holiday party.

Perm Rods

This curling technique will give you perfect waves every time. Work a styling product like Mizani’s Styling Foam Wrap through your freshly washed, damp hair. Beginning at the back of your head, wrap a half-inch section of hair around an 11-millimeter perm rod. Continue placing perm rods in your hair until you’ve completed your entire head.
Allow your hair to dry completely before removing the perm rods. Feel free to sit underneath a hooded dryer to speed the process along. Once your hair is completely dry, remove all of the perm rods. Finish your look with a lightweight formula like Mizani’s 25 Miracle Nourishing Hair Oil.

Braided Locs

This expertly braided updo is the perfect way to transform your locs when you feel like you’re in a style rut.

Double Cornrow Buns

If you love curly pigtail cornrows, you’ll love this style. Instead of allowing your curls to hang loose, simply wrap your hair around itself until it forms a bun and use several bobby pins to secure the buns in place.

Cornrows

Although it takes more than just a few minutes to create this simple style, once you’re don’t you won’t have to worry about styling your hair again for at least a few days! To begin, part your hair in rows of your desired thickness. Start near your hairline and separate the section into three small segments and use the cornrow technique to craft your braid. Continue braiding until you’ve braided your entire head.

Interested in a professional hairstyle for your next big event? Use our salon locator to book an appointment with a stylist near you.


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