Are you searching for the perfect hairstyles for natural hair to rock? You might want to take a quick break and check out this post as we think you’ve found something.
What we’ve done is carefully gathered a massive list of natural hairstyles that are trending online and in fact, they are becoming lots of ladies’ favorite natural hairstyles and they can be a little bit difficult to come by especially if you are in the first transitioning stage.
Every new season requires a new hairstyle hence you do need new hairstyles to make your natural hair worth it, extensions do not have to be a regular hairstyle for you, your natural hair can be made into something beautiful.
Table of Contents
- 100 Hottest Hairstyles For Natural Hair
- 1. High Bun With Twist
- 2. Tribal Afro
- 3. Kenya Natural Hair Hairstyle
- 4. Side Cornrow And Side Twist
- 5. Braided Low Bun
- 6. High Braided Bun
- 7. Stylish Twist Out
- 8. Natural Hair Dreadlock
- 9. Big Twist With Side Parting
- 10. Deep Parting With Hair Clip
- 11. Braided Updo With Deep Parting
- 12. Feathers Twist Out
- 13. Mohawk For Short Hair
- 14. Stylish Small Cornrows
- 15. Two Strand Twist
- 16. Protective Curls
- 17. Twisted Strand Updo
- 18. Tribal Hairstyle
- 19. Bantu Knots With Cornrows
- 20. Twisted Updo
- 21. Afro Mohawk
- 22. Side Parted Styling
- 23. Large Roll Bun
- 24. Bun Flat Twist Out
- 25. Curtain Bangs With Side Feeds
- 26. Curly Ponytail With Fringe
- 27. Large Bun
- 28. Drop Curls With Loose Bun
- 29. Medium Bun With Curls
- 30. Straightened Short Natural Hair
- 31. High Bun With Curls
- 32. Donut Bun With A Side Bang
- 33. Shade Adu Updo
- 34. Roll Out Curls With Side Braids
- 35. Double Bun With Cornrow
- 36. Mowhawk Twist Out
- 37. Medium Ponytail
- 38. African Ponytail Braid
- 39. Natural Hair Twist Out
- 40. Layered Curly Hairstyle
- 41. French Tuck Braid
- 42. Braid Out Hairstyle
- 43. Half Up Half Down
- 44. Twist Out Ponytail
- 45. Tuck In Bun With Curls
- 46. Half Bun With Curls
- 47. Back Mowhawk With Base
- 48. Stylish Frohawk
- 49. Side Braided Bun
- 50. Ponytail Afro
- 51. Roll And Tuck Cornrow
- 52. Elegant Updo
- 53. Natural Halo Hairstyle
- 54. Side Tuck Styling
- 55. Side Parting
- 56. Styling With Bobby Pin
- 57. Curl Out Afro
- 58. Ponytail With Cornrow
- 59. Kinky Ponytail Bun
- 60. Half Punk Natural Hairstyle
- 61. Afro Bun
- 62. Half Parting Afro
- 63. Side Tuck 4c Hairstyle
- 64. Curly Dreadlock
- 65. Half Protective Hairstyle
- 66. Afro Base
- 67. Tinted Natural Afro Bun
- 68. Half Top Knot
- 69. Braid Cornrow
- 70. Simple Braid
- 71. Braided Bun
- 72. Tribal Hairstyle
- 73. Half Up Half Down Bun
- 74. Roll Up Bridesmaid Braid
- 75. Afro Cut
- 76. Braided Bun With Extension
- 77. Bridal Updo
- 78. Bun With Base
- 79. Mohawk With Front Base
- 80. Afro
- 81. Bridal Roll Cut
- 82. Bun And Base
- 83. Cornrow
- 84. Danai Gurira Transitioning Hairstyle
- 85. Frohawk Natural Hairstyle
- 86. Protective Updo
- 87. Rolled Bun
- 88. Curly Natural Hairstyle
- 89. Rolled Bun With Coils
- 90. Double Bun
- 91. Fro Hawk
- 92. Pin-Up Hairstyle
- 93. Flat Roll And Twist Natural Hairstyle
- 94. Transitioning Didi
- 95. Wrapped Twisted Braid
- 96. Braided Bun With Golden Cuffs
- 97. Mohawk On Teyonah Paris
- 98. Braided Up-Do With Natural Hair
- 99. Kinky Low Bun Hairstyle
- 100. Braided Bun With Base
Read our guide on four simple ways to transition your relaxed hair to natural hair material.
100 Hottest Hairstyles For Natural Hair
These are styles for formal and casual occasions and are easy enough for your stylists to make, each style we have chosen can also be made at home by you, the best part? We update this page regularly with more styles.
1. High Bun With Twist
High bun with a twist seems to be the new trendy hairstyle and if you are natural hair then you would find this hairstyle worth it and protective of your scalp, this hairstyle can last a week or two before you had to change it and more interestingly it is simple and loose on your scalp.
2. Tribal Afro
Add more fun to your natural hair with a simple beautiful hairstyle like tribal afro, some conrows are added to spice up the style.
3. Kenya Natural Hair Hairstyle
A simple Kenya twists out to give you an African cultured look.
4. Side Cornrow And Side TwistSource: Pinterest
Make it a combination of simple cornrows and a twist to give it a more unique look.
5. Braided Low Bun
Make your natural hair even more stunning with this unique hairstyle for a casual day outside.
6. High Braided Bun
If you are not so into a medium or low bun then you can simply go for a high bun that looks close to a frohawk but this time with cornrows to spice up the hairstyle.
7. Stylish Twist Out
Keep it stylish and simple.
8. Natural Hair Dreadlock
Another kenya hairstyle we are in love with, nothing too dramatic but worth the effort.
9. Big Twist With Side Parting
Natural hair is even more beautiful when you make it easy and effortless just like this hairstyle above, you only need your comb for the parting.
10. Deep Parting With Hair Clip
African natural hairstyles need not be boring, add some colors and hair accesories to make it look even more adorable.
11. Braided Updo With Deep Parting
A unique natural hairstyle needs no special adornment to look beautiful and more so bun hairstyle is pretty common for natural hair, you only need to get creative with it and make it look different from the usual bun braid in trend.
12. Feathers Twist Out
Here is a pretty similar hairstyle to tiny braids, this requires no extension and it can be done at the comfort of your home provided you can twist.
13. Mohawk For Short Hair
It’s believed mohawk can be made with short hair but this hairstyle above proved that assumption wrong, not only can it be made but really gorgeous too.
14. Stylish Small Cornrows
Cornrows are not strangers to natural hair, they protect your strands from breakage and softens the hair texture, the small ones are also more protective and lasts longer.
15. Two Strand Twist
Make a difference with a two-strand twist, refers to as a never boring hairstyle because you can style this hairstyle in many different ways.
16. Protective Curls
Keep your curls with this simple and trendy hairstyle.
17. Twisted Strand Updo
Here is another form of twist you do not want to miss making with your natural hair, pretty simple and fabulous for all kinds of outfits.
18. Tribal Hairstyle
This is one African hairstyle that has gotten more interesting and now practically all kinds of hair types can make it.
19. Bantu Knots With Cornrows
Another African hairstyle worth giving a trial.
20. Twisted UpdoSource: Pinterest
Keeping it simple and classic is vital for your hair growth and this is mainly one of the hairstyles to achieve that.
21. Afro Mohawk
Keep it sleek and cool with afro mohawk, it’s pretty awesome and classic which makes it one of the most recommended hairstyles for ladies with wavy hair length.
22. Side Parted StylingSource: gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union is definitely all about showing off those gorgeous curls no matter hwo short your hair seems to be.
23. Large Roll Bun
Your natural hair deserves the best hairstyles, stun it with this exotic hairstyle and you would love surely live the look.
24. Bun Flat Twist Out
Give some edge to your curls with a flat Twist out.
25. Curtain Bangs With Side Feeds
Just like a flat Twist protects your curls do does a curtain bang, you might want to give it to a stylist though to make sure the exact look is recreated.
26. Curly Ponytail With FringeSource: pinterest
Another beautiful and elegant hairstyle for all kinds of occasions.
27. Large Bunsource: Original
A large Bun is all you need to make the difference in your natural hair.
28. Drop Curls With Loose Bun
Show off your long natural hair with this hairstyle, pretty worth it after years of retaining those lengths.
29. Medium Bun With Curls
Keep those gorgeous curls on a minimum atop your while you enjoy the cool calm evening.
30. Straightened Short Natural Hair
Nothing too dramatic, just keep it pretty tuck in with a band after you have it straightened out smoothly.
31. High Bun With Curls
One of the beauties of having natural hair is how beautiful your curls are and you can show them off with this beautiful hairstyle, it’s not only easy to make but can be messy and still look pretty.
32. Donut Bun With A Side Bangsource: Essence
Wearing the right hairstyle makes you feel confident hence you should not hesitate to go for high bun hairstyles as they are good at inspiring some confidence especially when coupled with a side bang.
33. Shade Adu UpdoSource: Pinterest
Enjoy your 4b natural hair with an African hairstyle popularly known as shade Adu and it does come in many forms, each with its own unique styling.
34. Roll Out Curls With Side Braids
Nothing to worry about short hair, if you still in the transition process or growing your natural hair from scratch, you can easily make this pretty hairstyle to stay in trend.
35. Double Bun With Cornrow
Here is another hairstyle you can make at the comfort of your home but you might need your stylist to help with the cornrow so they turn out neat.
36. Mowhawk Twist Out
Tired of a simple mohawk? Then try making it a twist out before tucking it in, lasts longer and more elegant.
37. Medium Ponytail
If you are not planning to be elaborate with your ponytail then we recommend you go for this medium one, you can easily roll your edge in or leave it for a more elegant look.
38. African Ponytail Braid
African’s are known for their exotic braids and here is one that is not an exception, not only is it beautiful but perfect for all kinds of traditional occasions.
39. Natural Hair Twist Out
There are many ways twist out can be done on natural hair but not all are protective but here is one twist out for your natural hair that is low maintenance and cute.
40. Layered Curly Hairstyle
Natural hair is more interesting when you can show off your beautiful curls, this hairstyle might need trip to your salon to get the right trimming and also help you attain an easy to maintain side bang.
41. French Tuck BraidSource: Hieke Reid
A French braid is one of the oldest ways of styling natural hair and also counts as a maintenance hairstyle that res low maintenance and keeps your hair from having split ends. You can have it rolled into a bun for a classic look or let it fall in a simple dutch braid way.
42. Braid Out Hairstyle
Twist out is not the only simple natural hair hairstyle you can make, there is also a braid out which is even more splendid and protective of your natural hair.
43. Half Up Half Down
A suitable natural hair should make you feel comfortable and hence half up half down hairstyle, it’s classic and really trendy.
44. Twist Out PonytailSource: Pinterest
Spice up your natural with a new twist out hairstyle, really smart and perfect for recreating a chic cool look.
45. Tuck In Bun With CurlsSource: Quick hairstyle
Tuck your curls in a simple bun style.
46. Half Bun With Curls
4c hair are usually the most sensitive hair types hence you need hairstyles that would not put a strain on your scalp or cause you to have split ends hence you can keep it safe with a low maintenance hairstyle like the one above.
47. Back Mowhawk With Base
Your hair needs the right hairstyles and one of it is this recommended hairstyle above, ladies did testify on how classic and easy it can be.
48. Stylish Frohawk
A stylish frohawk is just the hairstyle you need to look adorable.
49. Side Braided BunSource: Perfect hairstyle
You never can go wrong with a smooth side braid, keep you looking fresh and tidy while you do house chores.
50. Ponytail Afro
We couldn’t think of the right description for this hairstyle but sleek would do just fine, lot’s of natural hair ladies are adopting this hairstyle to keep their hair growing healthy.
51. Roll And Tuck Cornrow
This is all natural, no extension or extension added to it unless your natural hair isn;t long enough, you can always style it without tucking it in to give it a different look.
52. Elegant Updo
This hairstyle is mostly done if you are in the early transition stage as that would make it easy for the hair to stay and not look frizzled, an attachment is usually added to.
53. Natural Halo Hairstyle
Another natural hairstyle with not weaveon and a very easy one at that, any kind of hair texture can make this hairstyle, all you need is a good stylist and a picture of this hairstyle to show what you want.
54. Side Tuck Styling
A pin can make all the difference you want for your natural hair, it adds some glam and interesting look to it.
55. Side Parting
Just a simple parting at the front to give it a unique styling that is different from your usual mode of styling.
56. Styling With Bobby Pin
Bobby pins can make your natural hair even more stunning and saves you from spending on hair and extensions.
57. Curl Out Afro
Planning a wedding and you can’t help but want to keep your natural hair then this is one hairstyle you can do with no fuss.
58. Ponytail With Cornrow
This is one hairstyle that is perfect for all kinds of face shape, nothing too elaborate about it, an extension can be added to it if your natural hair isn’t long enough.
59. Kinky Ponytail BunSource: Dhgate.com
Ponytail and bun is one combination you would want to rock with your natural hair, pretty comfy and requires less time to style.
60. Half Punk Natural Hairstyle
The most beautiful natural hairstyle doesn’t require much, it’s usually very simple and adorable just like the style above, it’s all-natural and would take your stylist just 30 minutes or less to get it fixed.
61. Afro Bun
Some natural hairstyles are meant to make you look like a queen and stand out with confidence and that’s exactly what Taylor Anise the fashion blogger shows us with her natural hair hairstyle, elegant a d perfect for nude makeup.
62. Half Parting Afro
Short and simple is the new way to beautiful your natural hair, this hairstyle can also be styled with a 4c natural hair although it’s more suitable for short growing natural hair.
63. Side Tuck 4c Hairstyle
Pearl Thusi definitely knows how to rock a natural hair hairstyle, her natural hair is really long and beautiful and we can’t help but add it to this compilation.
64. Curly Dreadlock
Scratch those long boring dreadlocks and add some glam to it with an easy to do curls, it’s more trendy and classy.
65. Half Protective Hairstyle
There is no suitable way to rock your natural hairstyle than with an easy peasy hairstyle like this.
66. Afro Base
Show off those amazing full and long hair with this easy to do afro punk and you will be glad you did.
67. Tinted Natural Afro Bun
Some colors are not that bad for your black natural hair especially if it makes you look this stunning.
68. Half Top Knot
To strengthen out curls in natural hair, you need hairstyles that are protective and retains your hair length, curls can be done easily on your natural hair if it’s soft enough. This is a beautiful hairstyle mostly for 4c natural hair.
69. Braid Cornrow
3b hair types require more care and less of manipulative hairstyles, a protective hairstyle like the one above is the perfect action to secure your curls and growth.
70. Simple Braid
Nothing looks as gorgeous as a simple braid style on that natural hair of yours, nothing too dramatic.
71. Braided Bun
The braided bun is perfect for all kinds of natural hair types, it doesn’t manipulate your hair texture and makes it easy to control and manage your hair strand.
72. Tribal Hairstyle
Here is another natural hairstyle we call suitable for a queen, the style requires no stress and it can be done in a different pattern which has been shown below.
73. Half Up Half Down Bun
Another protective hairstyle you should add to your list of natural hairstyles you must rock before the year runs out, simple and with no drama at all.
74. Roll Up Bridesmaid Braid
This is just the perfect hairstyle to rock to a wedding, stylish and elegant, all you need to complete this look is a nice makeup and outfit.
75. Afro Cut
If you are transitioning to natural hair then you need a hairstyle that protects your scalp and helps your hair grow evenly then you should give hairstyle above a trial.
76. Braided Bun With Extension
This would take you less than an hour if you get a good stylist on it and don’t you just love the casual look it gives.
77. Bridal Updo
This is just what you need for your full 4c hair, beautiful and totally worth it.
78. Bun With Base
Do not look too far if you are looking for a simple exquisite hairstyle to keep your face type looking all glamorous and casual.
79. Mohawk With Front Base
Similar to the hairstyle above, it’s cool and perfect for rocking a smooth street style.
One natural hairstyle that has always been in trend and will continue to be for a long time is afro. it’s perfect and suited for all types of face, the trick is to trim it low and try to maintain the edges to avoid it getting overgrown and untidy.
81. Bridal Roll Cut
Here is a simply adorable style for your natural hair to stun a wedding or a glamorous event with, the idea is to have your hair rolled and tucked in nicely at the base.
82. Bun And Base
Planning a wedding and you need a simple stunning style then look no further, here is one gorgeous style you can easily recreate, it’s just an easy tuck and roll process and a good stylist is all you need to get it done for you.
Cornrows might be a pretty popular method of natural hairstyling but we bet you haven’t tried this new method of the cornrow, it’s elegant and fits any kind of face.
84. Danai Gurira Transitioning Hairstyle
Danai Gurira is well known for her natural hair, she really does make it look unbelievably beautiful and classy and we couldn’t help but love it.
85. Frohawk Natural Hairstyle
If you are a fan of mohawk then you would definitely love the new frohawk style, trendy and classy, you do not want to miss any of this interesting look.
86. Protective Updo
This is a style that is usually recommended for relaxed hair but if you have long natural hair, then you can also find a way to plait this hairstyle and keep it tidy for a while.
87. Rolled Bun
Another hairstyle for brides to be or bridesmaids with natural hair, the hairstyle is just right if you have hair breakage as it keeps the hair healthy and gives your scalp space to breath.
88. Curly Natural Hairstyle
One fantastic hairstyle that has been recommended for those with medium length natural hair is the hairstyle above, it can be done easily, all you need to do is toll it in little at the sides, pin it in and you can just comb the front and back to give it the desired effect.
89. Rolled Bun With Coils
Coils in natural hair tend to add some class and formality to any hairstyle, it is also very easy to make hairstyle and you can do it at home yourself.
90. Double Bun
Any kind of bun is always beautiful and you can never go wrong with a double bun either, it’s elegant and suited to the face, it tends to accentuate the face and make you look more beautiful.
91. Fro Hawk
Lupita Nyong’o has always been known and loved for the stylish ways she designed her natural hair, it’s always beautiful and does justice to her black skin, if you have a natural hair like hers then you can always check out some of her top-notch hairstyles on natural hair.
92. Pin-Up Hairstyle
Another celebrity that has managed to maintain a natural hair is Janelle Monae, her hairstyle is definitely worth coping from, never boring and you would surely find a way to make it even more stunning than plaiting with extensions.
93. Flat Roll And Twist Natural Hairstyle
Omoni Oboli is your go-to actress if you want an adorable natural hairstyle, she has maintained her natural hair well and she is always seen styling it in different unique ways that we always love. Her flat twist and roll hairstyle is not the only natural hairstyle she has wowed us with.
94. Transitioning Didi
You can only do this particular hairstyle if your natural hair is in the first transition stage as a strong natural hair might be hard to pick and plait, long natural hair can make this though if you have a good stylist.
95. Wrapped Twisted Braid
If you have natural hair that keeps breaking and you need hairstyles that protect it then you should try this wrapped twisted braid, it’s perfect for saving the hair from breakage and even more importantly it keeps the scalp from locking out moisture.
96. Braided Bun With Golden Cuffs
Tired of rolled and tucked up hairstyles that don’t last, you should try something different and bun might be a pretty popular king of natural hair hairstyle but now you can add some twist to it and make it look interesting with a braid and a golden cuff.
97. Mohawk On Teyonah Paris
A well-styled mohawk like the one Teyonah Parris has on is what you need for that natural hair of yours to grow longer and thicker, the mohawk hairstyle is just like frohawk but this time it’s in a straight line in the middle of the head and can be really pretty if it’s plaited neatly.
98. Braided Up-Do With Natural Hair
This is not difficult to make at all and you are going to love how it can skillfully transform your face, it is perfect for all kinds of face.
99. Kinky Low Bun Hairstyle
Want to spice up your kinky hair? Try this amazing low bun for natural hair, very stylish and all you need to make this is your hair and a band to hold it in, you can also try in in one low bun instead of the double low bun above.
100. Braided Bun With Base
Every celebrity who has done something spectacular with their natural hair deserves some accolade and Yara Shahidi is also one of those beautiful actresses that should get that, her natural hair hairstyle is unique and the base makes it even more suiting for her face type.
Natural hair could be so much fun with the hairstyles gathered above, each week you have something new to rock, every hairstyle in this post have been carefully selected, the hairstyles applies to relax and unrelaxed hair, natural in this case just means your natural hair with no weave or wig. No one wants to be left out when it comes to classy hairstyles hence ensure to follow us on Instagram @thrivenaija to get more updates on trendy hairstyles.
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