style your natural hair at home

Having natural hair can be beautiful but the real challenge comes in when you have to style it.

There are many times you wake up in the morning and it is so confusing what to do with your hair to avoid looking rough and unkempt.

In Africa, Hairstyling can be an issue since African’s are not so endowed in the hair department’s like the white’s and this has caused many to stick to wigs but the beautiful thing about African hair is how dark and natural it is and should not be denied.

We have thoroughly gathered some at home way’s to style your natural hair at home without visiting the salon.

30 Natural Hair Styles You Can Try At Home

We combed Instagram and found eight different ways to style your natural hair at home.

1. Tiny Pop Curls With Side Partings

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There are many ways you can add curls to your natural hair and make it look like a chemical or permed hair, hot tools are not advisable either so to achieve this hairstyle, you can use natural homemade remedy for attaining curls in your natural hair and all you need to complete it is a small side parting.

2. Beach Wave

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Leave your beautiful natural hair to grow all long and wavy, the edge of the hair shouldn’t be combed out and instead, you can use your hands to comb through it to give it a look that says just got at of bed hence the name beach wave.

3. Long Rough Curls

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How good and neat you style your natural hair at home depends solely on how good you are with styling but hairstyles like this do not need perfection, they can be messy and still beautiful, they can look smart and suitable for all kinds of events.

4. Twist Out

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Twist outs are lots similar to afro but with a more specific mode of styling, neater and looks shorter compared to large afro, you can easily wrap a headscarf or bind across it to make the twist out look fantastic.

5. Cornrow Bun Braid

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You can easily peg a way to take care of your natural hair from Zazie Beats, she has the right hairstyles for you, her natural hair is also well maintained and those curls are neatly tucked it.

6. Soft Beachy Wave

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This style has a lot of curls in it. If you are into curls, this is the hairstyle for you.

7. Spring Natural Hair Style

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Another celebrity that struts her natural hair with some sauce is Issa Rae, we have to give it to her as we are loving this simple bun, it’s all you need for spring.

8. Drawstring Styling

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A simple elegant style like drawstring styling always looks fabulous regardless of the face and hair texture wearing it, it is also very easy to style and takes less time.

9. Diva Bangs

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A simple style like this is what every lady with natural hair should try, it considered a protective hairstyle for your natural hair.

10. 4c Afro

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4c natural hair is usually fragile hence you need hairstyles that are not too tight on your scalp hence we recommend this simple afro hairstyle for you.

11. Soft Curls

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This is just what you need if your natural hair is soft and the curls are neat, you need not keep them tucked it, just add some wave and glam to it with a hairstyle like this.

12. Side Cornrows With Afro

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This is for transitioning hairstyle is everything simple and the cornrow added to it gave a more definite and superb look.

13. Afro With Sleek Pattern

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Afro style with a more unique and subtle parting to alter the usual look of it and make it look more classy and trendy.

14. Simple Bun Updo With Curls

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Curls add a more interesting look to your hair, instead of leaving your hair in a simple bun, you can add some glamour to it with the curls.

15. Wrapped Natural Hair With Base

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If you have very long hair and combing it tends to be a tad difficult, you can easily adapt this style, it protects your hair from breaking too.

16. Low Bun With Coils

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A low bun can also be fun and beautiful just like high bun can be, you can also add some patting just like the one above.

17. Side Braid With Styling

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Here is a classic hairstyle you can carry for a very long time and not worry about it becoming untidy as the trick behind this hairstyle is it gets more beautiful when it’s messy.

18. High Bun With Curls

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A high bun can be really beautiful and you can’t help but love the formal look that comes with it but a high bun is tidy only with relaxed hair and you might need head control to make it stick on a non-relaxed hair.

19. Cinnamon Roll Updo

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This looks like a very interesting style and it is especially if you know how to weave your hair yourself in a neat way, an extension would need to be added to make it look big and last long.

20. Low Bun With Strand

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Another hairstyle that won’t take forever and can be done easily yourself is this style above, you need only your hair to make this unless you want it full and thick at the edge.

21. Mohawk

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Your natural hair does not have to be boring at all, it can be easily straightened out and styled like the one above but avoid too much heat while straightening it to prevent breakage. Mohawk is a naturally beautiful style when done neatly.

22. Front Round Braid With Sleek Curls

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Very similar to mohawk but in this case, it is styled to the front hence the name frohawk, it is a really beautiful style loved by a lot of women with natural hair and it tends to last longer too if you are good at maintaining it.

23. Braid Hair Bun

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This might look difficult but it is not, all you need is a woven attachment, then add it to the tip of your hair and hold it with a band and roll and you have yourself a braided bun. Style as you desire.

24. Roll  Up  Style

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Is your hair too natural to be plaited or even well relaxed? Then styling it like this should not be hard, you can also use a plastic hairband for this, to gently roll it in.

25. Tuck In Braid

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This style could be a rock at any occasion, just needs to braid some hair at the front base and tuck in firmly across and comb out the rest of the hair at the back nicely.

26. Long Hair Up Do

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Do you have this massive hair that you just can’t control? You might really find this style a perfect fit for your hair.

27. Double Braided Bun

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Are you good at braiding? All you have to do is split your hair in two and have them braided and you can always do one braid around and tuck it in.

28. Natural Hair Style

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If your hair is a mass of natural with no relaxer and you are just growing it out, just curl it out a little if you want and can style it with a band or a scarf or even without it.

29. Double Bun

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This double bun would be done in a matter of minutes, you don’t need long hair to archive this, just have your hair parted in two and tie with a band. You can also leave the edge unrolled.

30. Afro Style Packing

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Team natural, you might want to add a little bit of afro to your look. After tying the hair with a ban, you should draw out the end of the hair gently to give afro look.


Often times wigs can be a bore, you might have to style your hair the way it is then. Your hair is part of your beauty so should be embraced, be it natural or relaxed, you can find a way to rock it.

We hope this post has given you inspiration on how you can style your hair. Follow us on Instagram @thrivenaija to know when we post more interesting hair do’s for you.

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