16 Cute Natural Hairstyles for Short Hair with Easy Tutorials

Whether you’re a novice or an expert at styling naturally curly hair, we all need those simple, achievable looks that don’t require a lot of time or money to accomplish. The variety that comes with having coily, kinky, or curly hair is what makes it so beautiful. These 16 adorable natural hairstyles for short hair are perfect for everyday wear!

1. High Puff

The majority of ladies with natural hair choose the high puff since it requires very little upkeep. For people who don’t want to spend a lot of time styling their hair in the morning, this look is ideal. A headband is the only tool needed!


How to style:

  • Put a headband up your hair shaft to create a ponytail after brushing it up (you can wrap the headband twice for more strength).
  • To add volume to your hair, pull and fluff it.

2. Wash ‘n’ Go


A straightforward wash ‘n’ go look is ideal if you’re rushing and don’t have time for elaborate braids, updos, or styling appliances like curlers and flat irons.

A Quick Tip: Before using any gels or curl-defining cream, be sure to thoroughly wash and condition your hair to add extra moisture.

3. Curly Bang with Bow Scarf

On idle days, curly hair is a blessing. To keep the look lively and enjoyable even on days when you don’t feel like styling your hair, you can style your hair into a curly bang and accessorize it with colorful scarves or bandana.

A Brief Tip: eBay and vintage stores both carry exquisite headscarves. Alternatively, you can visit your preferred upscale department stores like Accessorize, Primark, and H&M to find more contemporary trends.

4. Braided Headband

This simple, adorable, and inexpensive natural hairstyle for short hair is similar to a high puff. A pick comb, bobby pins, hair gel, and hair extensions (Marley braid) are required.

How to style:

  • Start with a wash ‘n’ go, twist ‘n’ go, or braid ‘n’ go.
  • The Marley hair should be plaited.
  • After giving your hair a high ponytail, splice the Marley hair into a crosshatch to resemble a headband.
  • You’re done! Just use a bobby pin to fasten the style at the back.

5. High Bun

Every occasion—from formal gatherings to running errands to after-work drinks—can benefit from a high bun. A bun is a fantastic, versatile hairstyle!

A Quick Tip: Since natural hair necessitates a lot of love, proceed with extreme caution when pulling your hair up in a bun. Breakage can result from over-manipulation, particularly when placing your hair in a bun incorrectly!

6. French Braid Updo

This lovely French braid updo is perfect for a variety of settings. It’s also a very easy haircut to maintain.

How to style:

  • This is a really easy updo. It takes a lot of work to get the hang of braiding upside down, though, if you’re not familiar with it.
  • For a smoother braiding experience, start with your hair spread out or blow-dried. It also aids in reducing frizz.
  • For a finished appearance, slick and smooth your hair into place using edge control or hair pomade.

7. Braid Out

When a curly-haired woman wants a stretched-out look and is sick of shrinkage, braid-outs are her best friend. It’s a fantastic substitute for a wash ‘n’ go or twist-out.

How to style:

  • Start with clean, well-conditioned hair for optimal results.
  • Using a spray bottle filled with water, divide your hair into pieces.
  • Untangle, moisten, then apply your preferred cream to define curls. After that, braid each portion and let it dry.
  • After taking off the braid and applying your preferred oil to reduce frizz, pick and fluff your hair till the style is to your satisfaction.

8. ’Fro Hawk

I think one of my favorite summertime looks is Curly ‘Fro Hawk. It’s very simple to accomplish, and you can change it up by adding accessories and braids.

How to style:

  • Begin by dividing your hair into three sections: one large chunk in the center, and two smaller sections on either side.
  • Secure the smaller portions with a rubber band or bobby pin after flat-twisting them all the way down.
  • After unclipping the center portion, pick the hair at the root using a pick comb.
  • Your new adorable natural hairstyle for short hair is ready just add your favorite accessories!

9. Two Cornrow Braids with Curly Clip-Ins

My favorite look for running errands and going to the gym is this classic one.

How to style:

  • Part your hair into two equal sections in the middle.
  • After detangling, apply your preferred moisturizer.
  • Add your preferred curly hair clip-in extensions to each segment for extra length.
  • Conrow the first section and proceed to do the same on the opposite side.

10. Easy Curly Ponytail with Weave

This style is perfect if you want to add some glitter! For a fun night out or just to add a little extra length and volume to your workday, this is a terrific appearance. All you need is hair gel, bobby pins, a hairband, and your favorite curly hair weave to get this look. You may also get this look by experimenting with other twist patterns and braids.

A Fast Tip: A drawstring ponytail may work better if you want to get the same look with less work.

11. Braidless Crochet Half-Up, Half-Down

Unable to decide if your hair looks better down or in a ponytail? Well, you don’t have to with this hairdo! Don’t worry if you don’t know how to braid; I’ve got you covered! Because it’s so adaptable, this adorable and chic half-up, half-down look is one of my favorite looks to make.

A Fast Tip: Alternate the crochet braids’ color and design to achieve comparable results.

12. Low Bubble Ponytail

Anybody can look good in a bubble ponytail, which is a stylish and imaginative hairdo. I adore how effortless and fashionable this bubble ponytail is! I completed it in roughly ten minutes.

Style tips:

  • Make a low ponytail out of your hair.
  • To add to your low, low bun, use Marley braiding hair that complements the texture of your hair.
  • To make the bubble, draw the hair in and fasten it with an elastic band. Once you reach the end of your hair, continue this step.

13. Sleek Low Ponytail

Ponytails may seem like a fairly easy haircut, but depending on the nature of your hair, obtaining the sleek look requires the appropriate materials and technique. To achieve a polished and silky look, I adore blending Eco Styler Gel with my preferred edge control. Make careful to explore and try a variety of options before deciding what suits you the best.

A Fast Tip: You can add extensions to your ponytail to make it more interesting if you have short or medium-length hair. If your hair is long, you can make mermaid waves by braiding the ends and then unraveling them afterward.

14. Flat-Twist Low Ponytail

Since flat twists only require two twists as opposed to three, they’re a fantastic substitute for cornrows. This greatly facilitates their learning curve for novices! Moreover, it is much faster.

A Quick Tip: While some women think that wet hair works better for twists, others find that dry hair works better. If this is your first time, don’t be scared to explore and play around to find the easiest and most effective method for you.

15. Side-Swept Bun

Fun, flirtatious, and incredibly adaptable, a side-swept bun is an extremely appealing hairstyle. A side swagger may be pulled off in a million different ways, depending on the situation and your style.

Style tips:

  • Your hair should be damp or wet to begin with.
  • Utilize your preferred hair gel to style your hair into a low side bun.
  • If the length of your hair is medium or short, add Marley braid extensions.
  • Secure hair in a tidy low bun and add finishing touches.

16. Finger Waves on Teeny Weeny Afro (TWA)

This look is sure to draw attention! It is here to stay, having existed since the 1920s. When my hair was shorter, this was my go-to look.

Style tips:

  • Apply leave-in conditioner and moisturizer first to damp hair (use a spray bottle to rewet if hair dries a little bit throughout the procedure).
  • Comb hair using a fine-tooth comb to smooth, shape, and sculpt it.
  • Use a satin scarf to wrap your hair, place it under a hooded dryer, or allow it to air dry naturally.
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