30 Best Natural Hairstyles for African American Women

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Black hair is a challenge in care and styling, but if you choose the right haircut and convenient hairstyle that is also cute and stylish, you will be able to create breathtaking looks with your kinky coils. Don’t be in a hurry to get them relaxed. There are very cute hairstyles for short, medium and long natural hair we are ready to present to your attention. Here are also the pictures of latest wavy updos, twists and braids.

Short, Medium and Long Natural Hairstyles
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#1: Cute Teeny Weeny Afro
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Viola Davis is extremely charming with her cute short afro. When you are not afraid to show your real self to the world, you become many times more attractive in the eyes of millions of people. Bravo, Viola!

#2: Ultra Short Natural Hairstyle with a Shaved Side Parting
Expressive facial features and the ideal head shape are the two main requirements for extra short haircuts for curly black hair. Danai Gurira has also introduced some spice into her short hairstyle – the trendy side part. This look needs a flawless makeup and eye-catching accessories.
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#3: Short Textured Curls
Angela Bassett knows that a short hairstyle has a unique property: it makes you look younger. When you also style your short haircut into lovely fluffy curls, the effect is enhanced twofold!
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#4: Side-Parted Medium Length Natural Hair
The maximal volume of Brandy Norwood’s natural hair lets her look bright and bold with simple and easy hairstyles. The distinct side parting introduces the trendy asymmetry into her look and singles out this chic hairstyle from numerous “big hair” ‘dos of the same type.
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#5: Mohawk with Two Shaved Partings
The most difficult thing for females with natural hair is to achieve an edgy hairstyle. Lupita Nyong’o has succeeded with the task. The two shaved partings section out the elongated hair on the crown that is easy to brush if your hair is short. Next you simply style it in a sort of cool Mohawk. The best idea for short hair!
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#6: Asymmetric Curly Updo
Teyonah Parris confessed that her disobedient kinks made her cry not once. It’s hard to believe because in the photo the cutie is smiling, showing off her gorgeous updo for natural hair. Here once again the asymmetry makes a splash. Be sure, if you manage to achieve the sleekness on one side and fix the sweep securely, you will look as adorable as Teyonah.
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#7: Medium Length Layered Curls
A layered haircut is the most flattering choice for medium length natural hair. Voluminous curls need a good silhouette to look their best. Garcelle Beauvais has tried different lengths and textures. This is one of her most flattering hairstyles, indeed.
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#8: Crazy Kinks
When you let your kinks get crazy, you add the cool sharpness to your look that instantly draws some extra attention to your personality. Kelly Rowland’s kinks are rich in color and texture, and adorably wispy at the ends. Well, such natural bush hairstyles are an easy idea for strong natural hair that will withstand brushing.
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#9: Cool Side-Swept Natural Hairstyle for Black Women
Black hairstyles for natural hair are either very sophisticated (if they are braided) or rather simple when it comes to freely hanging curls. Corinne Bailey Rae suggests a nice idea with a side sweep for natural curls. The hairstyle looks fairly unhackneyed!
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#10: Updo with a Crown Braid
Jhene Aiko presents a very creative evening look for black hair. In case your hair is not long enough to make a crown braid, use a chignon attachable braid. Leave face framing curls and style cute curly side-swept bangs diagonally.
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#11: Long Romantic Hairstyle for Natural Hair
The brown blonde long spirals of Serena Williams make her look very delicate, tender and feminine. And although not everyone can boast of such a cool length, images like these have a very inspiring effect. You can say yourself one more time: “It’s all worthwhile!”
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#12: Messy Voluminous Black Curls
The half up half down messy hairstyle of Tyra Banks mesmerizes with its spontaneous, wild beauty. You need to style an indistinct side parting and fix a few face-framing locks at the back. Let your hairstyle look a little sloppy, as if you’ve completed it in two minutes.
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#13: Side-Parted Long Bouncy Spirals
Teyana Taylor’s long hair is textured into bouncy spirals. When your natural locks feature defined curls, the hairstyle seems more compact, while the envious volume of gorgeous black hair is still there. A side parting in modern Afro styles for women is a very popular detail.
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#14: A-Line Long Natural Hairstyle
This stylish look of Solange Knowles from the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards was actively cited by various fashion blogs. It’s partly because of her oversized H&M tuxedo suit, that, by the way, looks great on Solange, and partially due to her simple and lovely long natural hairstyle. We admire the complete look, and the good news is it’s under budget!
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#15: Long Curls in Asymmetric Downdos
Thandie Newton is a mother of two curly cuties. She confessed once that she stopped relaxing her curls because she wanted her daughters to feel confident with their natural locks. Well, Thandie’s asymmetric hairstyle is an amazing match for her black lace dress.
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#16: Front Bun
Although we have seen similar hairstyles, made from box braids, it’s still rather unusual to wear a bun pushed onto your forehead, but Yaya Da Costa copes well with this hairstyling experiment. If you need an elegant updo for natural hair, this is a lovely new idea to try.
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#17: High Curly Knot for a Round Face
If you want your face to appear slimmer, follow the example of Yvette Nicole Brown. Her high curly knot on the base of a simple pony is a gorgeous hairstyle, flattering for a round face. Leave a few waves on the sides of your face. They will enhance the elongating effect.
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#18: Bulky Bun from Thin Box Braids
African American women, who want a protective hairstyle that also looks cute and offers a variety of hairstyle options, resort to box braids. Eva Marcille styles a high bulky bun, made from very thin box braids. The awesome texture and the play of contrasts always work great in hairstyles.
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#19: Super High Afro Puff Updo
Naturi Naughton’s afro puff flatters round faces and looks good as an evening or casual hairstyle. Try to achieve the ideal sleekness off the line of hair growth. Use Organics olive oil edge control for your edges.
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#20: Curly Updo with a Headband
How to style your black hair trendy this year? Curly updos are on. Anika Noni-Rose shows off her variety of a voluminous curly pony that is sitting high on the crown. The delicate, wispy tips of the curls add it an added feminine appeal.
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Twists and Braids in Natural Hairstyles
#21: Twists in Natural Hairstyles for African American Women
Erica Ash can wear any length and any texture. One of her latest cute hairstyles is the updo from twists. Whenever you begin to feel bored with the short length of your natural hair, the good idea is to think of extensions. Whether you opt for twists or box braids, they will significantly expand your choice of versatile hairstyles for natural hair.
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#22: Twists with Natural Frizz at the Roots
Kimberly Elise suggests a cute natural hairstyle for summer. Most African American women like wearing twists, but do not like the frizz that may appear as soon as a week after twists were done. They recommend performing twists on dry, stretched hair and minimizing washes to make your twists last longer in their perfect condition. But, after all, even celebrities afford appearing in public with frizz, so do not obsess over it.
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#23: Short Skinny Dreads
Thin dreads may serve as an alternative to popular twists. Dreads like in the picture feel perfect in any length. India Arie rocks them short and freely hanging, but you can also try updos and half up half down styles with slightly longer dreads.
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#24: Natural Twists from Roots to Ends
Twists in extensions look great, but they may seem a bit fussy. All over natural twists appear more casual and unpretentious. Adepero Oduye’s short twists are fun and cute as they are. She may gather them into a low pony and rock like this, letting them stick out playfully.
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#25: Flower from Dreadlocks
Ledisi uses colorful extensions to come up with extravagant hairstyles, like this updo with a fancy flower. Skinny dreads give a fabulous texture that looks particularly awesome in different eye-catching updos and half up hairstyles for black hair.
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#26: Extra Long Box Braids
Stylish looks of Solange Knowles are an endless source of inspiration in terms of natural hairstyles. These extra long box braids harmonize with the fringe of Solange’s dress and reach its bottom! Rocking them freely hanging and swept to one shoulder is a really good idea.
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#27: Micro Braids in Hairstyles for Natural Black Hair
Micro braids allow experimenting with sophisticated braided patterns and creating one of a kind looks. Jill Scott’s front braided section actually serves as the sleek section we achieve when wear headbands. The fluffy curls frame your face but do not get in the way – lovely, unusual and convenient!
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#28: Elegant French Braids for Black Hair
If you manage to brush your natural hair, you may try to French braid it for an elegant updo with a braid that runs around, starting from the side parting. Tracee Ellis Ross is rocking the most elegant crown braid ever!
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#29: Cornrows and Dreadlocks
The best way to accentuate the beauty of high cheekbones is to get a temple udershave or substitute it with cornrows. Lisa Bonet’s hairstyle embraces both cornrows and dreadlocks. This exactly is a hairstyle to look back and say “wow!”
hairstyle with cornrows and dreadlocks for black womenJaguar PS / Shutterstock.com

#30: Tall Braided Bun for Natural Hair
Shingai Shoniwa’s tall bun impresses with its size and texture. It’s important to use the braids of various thicknesses for the wrap. The cluster of flowers, placed asymmetrically is a delicate complement that makes this gorgeous look complete.
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If you think you still haven’t mastered your natural hair, it means you haven’t revealed its full potential. There are really more than a few ways to look good with natural locks of any length. Choose the hairstyles you like and consult a trustworthy stylist if needed to define your hair perspectives.

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