If you follow natural hair Youtube or Instagram pages it feels like you're always seeing tutorials for styles like this...
Absolutely gorgeous! But not exactly an option for the morning you slept in, or for someone new to natural hair. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned stylist, everyone needs some go-to styles that are cute but more realistic and easy to accomplish with a low budget and minimal work. Here are 10 hairstyles that you can totally do by yourself. Watch the tutorials and then give them a try!
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1. Low or High Bun
The bun is a great option for natural hair because it can be installed in a matter of minutes, it protects your ends from damage and the environment, and it's a classy look that never gets old. This style works on medium length hair or longer. Here's a simple tutorial.
2. Space Buns
These buns are so cute, and something different (but still simple) if you're getting tired of your daily hairstyles. This style works on medium length hair or longer.
This style is unbelievably cute, and you'll be shocked at how easy it is. All you'll need is a few pins! For the specific look in this tutorial you'll need long hair, but the same concept can be accomplished with much shorter hair.
4. High Puff
Tried and true, the high puff is a simple but elegant style that works well on all hair lengths and all curly hair textures. Here are two tutorials: one for short hair, and one for longer hair.
5. Classic Afro
This is a stunning style also looks great on any hair length. Give this easy tutorial a try!
The twist-out will NEVER go out of style. It's timeless. It's gorgeous. It's classy. It's fun. It works for any occasion. It's versatile (check out these styles that start with a twist-out!) Do yourself a favor and master the twist-out, because it's worth it.
7. Extensions and Clip-ins
Don't be intimidated by extensions or clip-ins. They're not as hard as they look to install, and allow you to accomplish a versatility of styles (no matter your hair length!) Here is a short video that shows a cute, simple style with clip-ins.
8. Wash N' Go
Ah, the elusive wash n' go... While it's never as simple as just washing and going, this style is relatively simple to pull off. Watch this tutorial for some tips!
9. Bantu Knots
Bantu knots aren't nearly as difficult as they look. You can rock them as is, or unravel the knots (like in this video tutorial) for a gorgeous twist-out effect. Bantu knots work on hair of any length! The shorter your hair, the smaller your knots will be (and the more knots you'll end up making.)
10. Finger Coils
Finger coils make our list of easy natural hairstyles because they are simple to install. However, be warned- this style does take a LONG time to install. Find a friend (or a couple) to help you out if your arms are getting tired. This style works on any hair length.
Finally, a bonus... here's a video of NaturAll Club's Founder and CEO, Muhga Eltigani (PictureMeNatural on Youtube), sharing the easiest of all hairstyle tutorials!
We hope these hair tutorials are helpful, whether you're new to natural hair or if you've already tried some of these styles. Here's a challenge for you: this week, try one style you've never tried before!