4 Really Quick & Easy Natural Hairstyles (Plus 1 That's Extra!)

Chrissie Milan
by Chrissie Milan
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Today I’m going to be showing you five quick, simple, and easy natural hairstyles. Plus, one that's a bit extra because why not If you’re short on time and want to find out how to do easy natural hairstyles, then keep reading!

Tools and materials:

  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Elastic headband
  • Hair ties
  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Hair gel
  • Silk scarf
How to do natural hairstyles

Twisty Buns

1. Separate hair

Separate your hair into two high ponytails.

Use leave-in conditioner

2. Conditioner

Apply leave-in conditioner to the hair in the ponytails, but not the hair on the top of your head. 

Twist hair into buns

3. Twist

Divide the hair in each ponytail into two, making two twists on each side. 

Quick natural hairstyle

4. Wrap and secure

Wrap the twists around each other in the shape you like best, and secure each bun with a hair tie. 

Twisty buns are quick style for natural hair

This is the final look! This basic natural hairstyle is easy to do, but so cute.

Simple natural hairstyles

High Poof

1. Gather

For this simple natural hairstyle, gather all your hair towards the front of your head.

Tie hair in place

2. Tie

Then tie it tightly with a hair tie. 

The high poof is perfect for natural hair

And that’s it! This is one of my personal favorites. 

Detangle hair for the top knot

Top knot

1. Detangle

The top knot is a continuation of the high poof. After putting your hair in a high poof, separate your hair into two sections, and detangle each one. 

Twist hair in two sections

2. Twist

Twist each section. 

The top knot is another easy natural style

3. Wrap and secure

Wrap the twists around each other until you have a bun you are satisfied with, then secure it with a hair tie. Now you have a gorgeous top knot!

Wear a tight headband

Faux Poof

1. Headband

For the faux poof, start by putting on a headband. You need one that’s very tight. 

Slide the headband to the back

2. Slide

Adjust the headband by sliding it up in the back. Go a little bit farther back in the front until your hair gathers in the desired poof shape.

The faux poof is easy, quick, and simple

So simple, and so chic!

Make the tightest ponytail you can

Sleek ponytail

1. Tight ponytail

To make this chic, sleek ponytail, start by making the tightest ponytail you can. 

Applying gel to natural hair

2. Gel

Apply hair gel to the hair on the top of your head, but not the hair in the ponytail. It’s important to use a lot of gel to keep the hair in place for this look, so slather it on freely.

Brush gelled hair to make it sleek

3. Brush

Once the gel is in, redo your ponytail, and brush your hair again, making sure to brush out any little imperfections so your hair is nice and sleek. 

Apply gel to edges

4. More gel

Separate your edges, and apply even more gel to keep them in place. 

Shape your edges

5. Shape

Use a comb to make “S” shapes along your edges, and make an exaggerated curly shape on your sideburns. 

Add hair ties for a bubble effect

6. Bubbles

Tie the hair in your ponytail with a hair tie every few inches going down the length of your ponytail to create a “bubble” effect.

Wear a silk scarf to set the hairstyle

7. Wrap

Wrap your hair in a silk scarf. Tie it as tightly as you can, especially around your edges, so everything will dry nice and flat. Leave it on for about 10 minutes. 

Try this sleek ponytail if you have more time

And here’s the big reveal!

I hope you enjoyed this hair tutorial and got some good ideas for some easy natural hairstyles. Which of these looks do you like the best?

Suggested materials:
  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Elastic headband
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