66 Different Ways to Style Your Natural Hair At Home

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 Africans are not so endowed in the hair departments like the folks from the west or anywhere else really 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.

Table of Contents
  1. 66 Natural Hairstyles You Can Try At Home
    1. 1. Low Afro Puffy Ponytail
    2. 2. Crown Braid With Scarf
    3. 3. Two Strand Twists
    4. 4. Cornrow Twist
    5. 5. Messy Curl Updo
    6. 6. Natural Hair Mohawk Style
    7. 7. Bun With Parted Bangs
    8. 8. Half Up, Half Down With Laid Edges
    9. 9. Wash And Go Finger Curls
    10. 10. Large Double Bun
    11. 11. Curly Bun With Bangs
    12. 12. Cute 3b Hairstyle With Baby Bangs
    13. 13. Mohawk Natural Hairstyle
    14. 14. Sponge Natural Hairstyle
    15. 15. Bridal Hairstyle
    16. 16. Bantu Knot With Afro Bun
    17. 17. Two Buns Half Up, Half Down
    18. 18. Bantu Knot With Lovely Edges
    19. 19. Well Detailed Two Buns
    20. 20. One Side Packed And One Side Down
    21. 21. One-Sided Twist Down Style
    22. 22. Front And Back Packing
    23. 23. Well-detailed High Bun
    24. 24. High Bun With Front Twist
    25. 25. Full Balanced Afro Style
    26. 26. Side Way All Round Twist Down
    27. 27. Three Strand Twist Styled With Scarf
    28. 28. Tribal High Bun Style
    29. 29. Front Afro Bun
    30. 30. Easy Twist
    31. 31. High Bun With Cornrow
    32. 32. Afro With Front Base
    33. 33. Half Up And Half Down Fro
    34. 34. Afro With Scarf
    35. 35. Cute Start Hairstyle
    36. 36. Curly Ponytail Hairstyle
    37. 37. Tiny Pop Curls With Side Partings
    38. 38. Beach Wave
    39. 39. Long Rough Curls
    40. 40. Twist Out
    41. 41. Cornrow Bun Braid
    42. 42. Soft Beachy Wave
    43. 43. Spring Natural Hair Style
    44. 44. Drawstring Styling
    45. 45. Diva Bangs
    46. 46. 4c Afro
    47. 47. Soft Curls
    48. 48. Side Cornrows With Afro
    49. 49. Afro With Sleek Pattern
    50. 50. Simple Bun Updo With Curls
    51. 51. Wrapped Natural Hair With Base
    52. 52. Low Bun With Coils
    53. 53. Side Braid With Styling
    54. 54. High Bun With Curls
    55. 55. Cinnamon Roll Updo
    56. 56. Low Bun With Strand
    57. 57. Mohawk
    58. 58. Front Round Braid With Sleek Curls
    59. 59. Braid Hair Bun
    60. 60. Roll-Up Style
    61. 61. Tuck In Braid
    62. 62. Long Hair Up Do
    63. 63. Double Braided Bun
    64. 64. Natural Hair Style
    65. 65. Double Bun
    66. 66. Afro-Style Packing

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

66 Natural Hairstyles You Can Try At Home

We combed Instagram and found sixty-six different ways to style your natural hair at home.

1. Low Afro Puffy Ponytail

Low Afro Puffy Ponytail
Image: @ naturalhairrockss // Instagram

Gorgeous is the ideal word for this hairstyle, and before you worry about your natural hair not being long enough or this, it is actually suitable for short hair length although not low cut. This is a cool protective hairstyle and suitable for occasions when you want to show off your natural hair.

2. Crown Braid With Scarf

Crown Braid With Scarf
Image: @naturalhair_hope // Instagram

You really can’t say no to a style like this if you are a naturalist. This is really cute, makes a great protective hairstyle, and it is simple enough to style at home yourself.

3. Two Strand Twists

Two Strand Twists
Image: @ blackgirlhairguide // Instagram

Two-strand twists have been around just as long as braids, and they are well-recognized as the go-to hairstyle for many naturalists. It is quite ideal for anyone with natural hair to know how to twist their hair, especially when having a bad hair day.

4. Cornrow Twist

Cornrow Twist
Image: @ blackgirlhairguide // Instagram

Here is another way you can protect your hair from damage, and it does retain hair length too.

5. Messy Curl Updo

Messy Curl Updo
Image: @ naturalhair_hope // Instagram

It is agreed that we all have a different style in mind when it comes to our natural hair but here is one we can say every naturalist hopes to achieve effortlessly. This is cute!

6. Natural Hair Mohawk Style

Natural Hair Mohawk Styl
Image: @naturalhairtz_ // Instagram

This is popularly known as the bridal hairstyle, so it really can’t go wrong for any occasion or look.

7. Bun With Parted Bangs

Bun With Parted Bang
Image: @irunbelle // Instagram

Here is one of the most popular ways you can style natural hair types. This is the ideal styling if you want to show off your length and also keep your curls well tucked in. This is a great protective hairstyle for natural hair.

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8. Half Up, Half Down With Laid Edges

Half Up, Half Down With Laid Edges
Source: Blessed naturals

This is a really cool hairstyle everyone with natural hair needs to try. This is one classy hairstyle you can rock for any occasion.

9. Wash And Go Finger Curls

Wash And Go Finger Curls
Image: @top_notch_beauty // Instagram

This is a really cool hairstyle if you can’t figure out what hairstyle to go for. All you need is to wash your hair and have it rolled to make the curls.

10. Large Double Bun

Large Double Bun
Source: Essencehair

If you have full natural hair then styling is often difficult but this can be rectified with a full afro bun. This is a really cute hairstyle.

11. Curly Bun With Bangs

Curly Bun With Bangs
Image: @irunbelle // Instagram

Natural hairstyles don’t have to be dramatic to be fun, this is another really cool choice of hairstyle for any hair type.

12. Cute 3b Hairstyle With Baby Bangs

Cute 3b Hairstyle With Baby Bangs
Source: Hairtrend

While there are lots of wigs made to give you this kind of style, you can get something, even more, stunning with your natural hair. This is easy to style and you can check youtube for tutorials.

13. Mohawk Natural Hairstyle

 Mohawk Natural Hairstyle
Source: Blessed Hairstyle

Another pretty way to style your natural hair without making it look too much or too simple.

14. Sponge Natural Hairstyle

Sponge Natural Hairstyle
Image: @4hairblessed // Instagram

A sponge hairstyle is ideal for short natural hair or if you are transitioning to natural hair. It helps keep your natural hair tidy as well.

15. Bridal Hairstyle

Sponge Natural Hairstyle
Source: Bridalnaturalhairstyles

You can definitely have fun with your natural hair on your wedding day, you just need to have your hairdresser make this for you so it looks more stylish and beautiful.

16. Bantu Knot With Afro Bun

Bantu Knot With AFro Bun
Source: Pinterest

Keep it simple if you have 2b natural hair types as they are easier to care for.

17. Two Buns Half Up, Half Down

Two Buns Half Up, Half Down
Image: @thenaturalari // Instagram

Two buns half up, half down, you can use your hair clip to get your desired look and firmness.

18. Bantu Knot With Lovely Edges

Bantu Knot With Lovely Edges
Image: @bratz_i.n.c // Instagram

Bantu knot can be styled at home to ease you of saloon stress, and you can do it on your own. On twisting out you will get curled hair and a lovely texture.

19. Well Detailed Two Buns

Well Detailed Two Buns
Image: @limitlessbloom // Instagram

Two buns with a slit in between.

20. One Side Packed And One Side Down

One Side Packed And One Side Down
Image: @curlscoilsandthings // Instagram

One packed hair with a clip at the side, and the other part down. You can rock this as freestyle at home

21. One-Sided Twist Down Style

One-Sided Twist Down Style
Image: @samanthapollack // Instagram

One-sided twist down with a fancy pin can be rocked anywhere, not just indoors.

22. Front And Back Packing

Front And Back Packing
Image: @crowned.with.coils // Instagram

Two in one style, from being a high bun and back a loosed packing.

23. Well-detailed High Bun

Well detailed High Bun
Image: @setapartstyle // Instagram

The high bun doesn’t take time to style, you can decide to add some hair clips for a more attractive look.

24. High Bun With Front Twist

High Bun With Front Twist
Image: @telistyles // Instagram

If you want something different from the regular, add a little twist to the front part of your hair. High Bun plus front twist will obviously look great.

25. Full Balanced Afro Style

Full Balanced Afro Style
Image: @simply.comfort // Instagram

Tired of styling your hair or you are confused all of a sudden? Go for Afro, no stress, no styling, just comb and go rock that party.

26. Side Way All Round Twist Down

Side Way All Round Twist Down
Image: @assumpta_v // Instagram

With a hair clip, you will get the desired look for this round sideways twist-down.

27. Three Strand Twist Styled With Scarf

How to style natural hair
Image: @naturalhairstyle // Instagram

Three strand twist is easy to style with natural hair and with a scarf to make it look even more attractive, this adds a unique and simple look to it. This natural hairstyle can be done at home ins seconds and all you need is knowledge of the three-strand twist, and you are good to go.

28. Tribal High Bun Style

Natural hairstyle at home
Image: Naturally Curly

If you are looking for a cooler and formal combination hairstyle then this is the perfect hairstyle to go for, it is really gorgeous and can be styled for all kinds of occasions.

29. Front Afro Bun

How tpo style natural ahir at home
Source: FullSizeRender

Here is another gorgeous bun hairstyle that is unique and simple to make in the comfort of your home, this is an interesting style for the office or formal events.

30. Easy Twist

Natural hair styles
Source: Pinterest

Anyone can do a twist in the comfort of their home without any issue, another hairstyle that is calm and interesting for practically by events.

31. High Bun With Cornrow

Natural hair styles
Source: Detalhe

A high bun with a cornrow is suitable for a chic look and it can be styled by anyone at home with or without the cornrow.

32. Afro With Front Base

Natuarl ahirstyle at home
Source: Pinterest

This is beautiful and great for pairing with any kind of makeup.

33. Half Up And Half Down Fro

Natuarl ahirstyle at home
Source: Pinterest half updo

If you are looking for a simple exotic hairstyle for your natural hair for then this is the best hairstyle to go for, really stylish and simple to style.

34. Afro With Scarfnatural hair hairstyles

Source: T-body

Sometimes you are too busy to go to the salon or take time styling your hair but this is a simple exotic style that you can’t help but fancy.

35. Cute Start Hairstyle

Natural hairstyles at home
Source: Natural hair updo

This is just the hairstyle for your natural hair if you are transitioning or want to keep it classic and cool.

36. Curly Ponytail Hairstyle

Natural hairstyle

Source: PinterestYour curly hairstyle can become more fascinating with this sleek hairstyle above.

37. Tiny Pop Curls With Side Partings

Natural hair hairstyles
Source: naturally curly

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 remedies for attaining curls in your natural hair and all you need to complete it is a small side parting.

38. Beach Wave

Natural hair hairstyles
Source: Naturally curly

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 out of bed hence the name beach wave.

39. Long Rough Curls

Natural hair hairstyles
Source: Blogspots

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, and they can look smart and suitable for all kinds of events.

40. Twist Out

natural hair hairstyle
Source: Self.com

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

41. Cornrow Bun Braid

natura hair styling
Source: refinery29

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 in.

42. Soft Beachy Wave

Natural Hair
Source: Tilependant

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

43. Spring Natural Hair Style

Natural hair
Source: Issa Rae

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.

44. Drawstring Styling

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Source: Pinterest

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.

45. Diva Bangs

natural hair hairstyles
Source: Pinterest

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

46. 4c Afro

natural hair hairstyles
Source: Pinterest

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.

47. Soft Curls

natural hair at home style
Source: fiquediva.com.br

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

48. Side Cornrows With Afro

natural style
Source: Pinterest

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

49. Afro With Sleek Pattern

Hairstyles
Source: nikerell.com

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

50. Simple Bun Updo With Curls

how to style your natural hair at home
Source: Longbob.com

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.

51. Wrapped Natural Hair With Base

how to style natural hair
Source: Tuko

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

52. Low Bun With Coils

how to style natural at home
Source: Hairstyles

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

53. Side Braid With Styling

how to style natural hair
Source: Pinterest

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.

54. High Bun With Curls

How to style your natural hair at home
Source: longbob.com

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 non-relaxed hair.

55. Cinnamon Roll Updo

natural hairstyle
Source: Vick Vanlian

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.

56. Low Bun With Strand

natural hirstyle
Source: Pinterest

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.

57. Mohawk

natural hair
Source: Kamdora

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.

58. Front Round Braid With Sleek Curls

Natural hair styles
Zazie Beets

Very similar to the 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.

59. Braid Hair Bun

How to style your natural hair
Image:@naturalafrohairexpo // Instagram

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.

60. Roll-Up Style

natural hair
Source: Youtube

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.

61. Tuck In Braid

natural hair
Source: Essence

This style could be a rock on 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.

62. Long Hair Up Do

updo style

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

63. Double Braided Bun

natural low bun
Source: weatafricanbaby

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.

64. Natural Hair Style

natural hair style
Source: Pinterest

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.

65. Double Bun

How to style natural hair
Image: @ thehaircenter // Instagram

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 it with a band. You can also leave the edge unrolled.

66. Afro-Style Packing

How to style natural hair
Image: @popuporganicug.store_ // Instagram

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


Often 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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