29 Awesome New Ways To Style Your Natural Hair

These hairdos are elegant enough for a wedding and easy enough to wear everyday. No heat styling required.

1. The Post-Twist Out Scarf Updo

Get the directions for this hairstyle here and get the twist out tutorial here.

Here’s a blog post on how to make your twist out last as long as possible.

3. The Double Braid Bun

Get the directions here.

4. Crochet Braids

This style really allows your hair to breathe. Watch a YouTube tutorial here. And here’s a great FAQ about crochet braids.

5. Two-Strand Flat Twist

Get the instructions here.

6. 1940s-Inspired Style

8. The Rope Pompadour

Get the instructions here.

9. Nicole Marie Melton’s Top Knot

Get the Essence beauty editor’s hairstyle with this super easy tutorial.

10. The Braided Updo

Watch the tutorial here.

11. The “Frohawk”

See the instructions here.

12. Grecian Crown Braids

Watch the tutorial here.

13. The Bantu Knot Updo

Watch the tutorial here.

14. Heatless Curls Using Bubble Wrap

This protective styling technique gets you big, bold curls.

15. The Five-Minute Twist

This style works great on thicker 4B/4C hair. Watch the video here.

16. The Chunky Crown Twist

17. Pin-Up Hairstyle


Watch the tutorial here.

18. The Twisted Goddess

Watch the video here.

19. Cascading French Roll

Get the tutorial here.

20. The Pompadour

Get more info here.

21. The Simple Tuck and Pin

More details here.

22. Set of Flat Twists

See how she got this look here.

23. The Cinnamon Roll Updo

Get the directions here.

24. The Pin-Up for Short Hair

Watch the video here.

25. The Halo Bun

Get more info here.

26. The Hair Bow

Get this tutorial here.

27. The Snail Bun

For girls with locs. Get the hairstyle by watching the video here.

28. Updo for Short Hair

She calls it the “Sloppy Date Night Updo.”

29. And for less-than-ideal hair days…

Watch this video to get 21 ways to tie a turban/scarf.

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