In-depth Guide

104 Top Hairstyles For Curly Hair According To Instagram

Have curly hair? Isn’t that wonderful? Girls blessed with curly/wavy hair usually catch the eye of anyone. This is because of their hair volume, curl pattern, and how their curls are defined perfectly. Also, Women with curly hair always wear breathtaking hairstyles.

But having naturally curly hair is not easy as it’s kinda hard to control it. It looks different each day which makes it need much effort.

In this guide, I included a list of over 100 different hairstyles for curly hair that Instagram influencers love to wear. 

I also included useful information on how to take care of your curls, deep condition your hair, and get a defined look.

So let’s jump straight into it…

Table Of Content

Take Care Of Curly Hair

Deep Conditioning

Get Defined Curls

Sleep With Curly hair

Hairstyles For Curly Hair

Part One

How To Take Care Of Curly Hair

Curly hair is super fragile, it’s always thirsty for moisture to stay healthy and hydrated. Some tips can help you get the perfect look that you’re looking for. Follow the tips below:

Pick The Best Shampoo And Conditioner

When you buy a shampoo and conditioner for your curly hair, don’t just pick anything. You should pick products that are made especially for curly hair. Haircare products for curly hair contain ingredients that can help keep it moisturized and healthy. They should include ingredients like:

– Aloe Vera.
– Shea Butter.
– Keratin.
– Jojoba oil, avocado oil, or coconut oil.
– Plant extracts.
– Hydrolyzed silk protein or animal proteins.

More importantly, avoid hair care products that contain harsh chemicals, sulfates, alcohol, paraben, and fragrances. Your hair needs a mild shampoo to cleanse it well without drying it.

Also, It’s super important to keep the scalp healthy and clean to reduce scalp problems like dandruff or scalp folliculitis.

Shampoo Your Hair Wisely

If you have curly hair, you may think twice before washing it each day or every other day. Excessive shampooing can strip off the moisture from your hair and leave it dry and dull. So the rule is always to wash your hair when it needs to.

You can also use clarifying shampoo to cleanse the scalp well and get rid of buildups twice a month. After washing your hair, use a moisturizing conditioner to protect hair cuticles and lock in moisture.

Wash Your Hair With Cold Water

Hot water is not always a good option. It can dry out your skin and hair. Hot showers also open up hair cuticles which lead to breakage and frizz. So ideally speaking you should wash your hair and body with lukewarm water. This helps keep hair strong and moisturized.

Pre-Shampoo Treatment Is A Must

Curly hair always needs more moisture to look healthy and defined. A Pre-shampoo treatment boosts nourishment which helps keep hair smooth. It also reduces frizz and detangles hair. So applying a hair mask before washing your hair can actually protect hair strands and lock in moisture.

Try Natural Hair Masks For Your Curly Hair

It’s easy to make your DIY hair mask from natural ingredients that are already in your home. Also, it’s best to apply a hair mask before going to bed and wash it in the morning. Apply a natural hair mask to your hair before each wash to soften your curls.

Give Natural Oils A Try

Using natural oils as part of your hair care routine helps hydrate your curls and stimulate healthy hair growth. You can apply a few drops of any natural oil to your scalp and massage for 3-5 minutes before bed then wash your hair when you wake up.

Here are some of the oils that can help:

Choose The Right Styling Comb/Brush

Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair without breaking it. If you prefer to use brushes, pick a high-quality brush with natural bristles.

The best way to avoid breakage is to comb/brush your curly hair after applying the conditioner. This makes your hair more manageable and spread the conditioner all over your strands. Also, you can run your fingers through your hair to get rid of knots and make sure the conditioner reaches all strands.

Avoid Heat Styling Tools

Excessive use of heat styling tools can ruin your curl pattern. But in case you wanna blow-dry and straighten your hair, use a good heat protectant spray.

A heat protectant spray help seal the cuticle and reduce hair damage. Also, while it’s best to let your hair air dry, you can use a diffuser to dry your curls. A diffuser reduces breakage by distributing heat on large sections of your hair. Also, remember not to overuse it.

Get Regular Trims

To maintain your hair health, you should trim the ends every 2-3 months. Split ends make your hair look dull and frizzy that’s why you should always get rid of them.

Also, some habits can help prevent split ends like:

– Avoid wearing tight hairstyles.
– Avoid using a hair dryer or flat iron a lot.
– Use a wide-tooth comb.
– To detangle knots, use a detangler before brushing/combing.
– Be extra gentle on your hair.

Part Two

How To Deep Condition Your Curly Hair

Deep conditioning is an essential step of any curly hair care routine. It penetrates deeper into the hair which makes your curls look shinier and healthier.

Actually, If you’re new to the Curly Girl Method, deep conditioning can cut back your transition period faster. It helps to restore damaged and dry curls.

You may want to deep condition your hair 1-2 a week if your hair is coarse, dry, or damaged. So here are some tips to follow to deep condition your hair properly:

Get A Good Conditioner Or Make Your Own

Find a conditioner that is super rich and suits your hair needs the most. Also, you can make your own DIY conditioner at home. It’s easy to make one and it won’t take too much time to prepare. You can try some different conditioner recipes until you find what works best for you.

Apply A Thick Coat

After shampooing your hair, apply a thick coat of conditioner to your hair from root to tip. Make sure to apply conditioner to your ends well as they’re the most fragile part of your hair. They always need extra moisture.

Cover And Heat It Up

Wear a shower cap or wrap your hair in plastic wrap after applying the conditioner. You can also wrap your hair in a warm damp towel. Leave it for 15-30 minutes. Then you will need to heat your head to open the hair cuticle and let the conditioner soak in better.

Use your blow dryer by waving it over your covered head. Or if you’re already in the shower, the steam from it would be enough.

Sleep On It

You can leave your conditioner in your hair overnight and rinse with cool water in the morning. It’s only a good idea if your hair is super damaged or chemically treated.

But if your hair is thin, avoid this step as it will weigh down your curls and make them look undefined. So you can try it once and see if it works for your hair or not. And don’t also make it a habit as it can cause even more damage.

Part Three

How To Get Defined Curls

After knowing how to take care of your hair, Here’s what you can do to get that perfect defined look:

Start With A Holding Product

After washing and conditioning your hair well, apply a leave-in conditioner and start to detangle your hair. Then apply a holding product like mousse or gel to your hair while it’s wet.

There are many glue-like products out there in the market that you can get. But you’ll need to experiment with products until you find what gives you definition and keeps hair hydrated.

Divide Your Hair Into Sections

Before applying your hair care products, divide your hair into sections. This helps to spread the products all over hair from root to tip. And this will also leave your curls defined.

Find Your Technique

There are a few techniques that can help you define your curls. Also, those techniques make your curls look bouncy and healthy. Some methods may take some time to achieve the look that you want but they definitely worth it. Here are the top 5 techniques that you can try:

Scrunch Your Hair

Some women with curly hair don’t have to scrunch their hair while others need to scrunch to get a defined look. So to scrunch, flip your head upside down then grab your hair from tips and scrunch it up towards the roots. Hold it for a few seconds and work with small sections. Keep scrunching for about 10 minutes or until your hair is not dripping water.

Finger Coiling

Divide your hair into small sections then twirl the section around your finger. Don’t go against the natural curl pattern of each section or your hair will look frizzy. This method could take some time to get done well.

Shingling

This method is time-consuming but it gives you a long-lasting definition. Part your hair into four sections and apply curling cream or gel to your hair. Distribute the product evenly from root to tip.

You can use your Denman brush or a comb to detangle your hair. Then start to work with each individual strand. Use your fingers to rake it and smooth each curl from root to tip.

Twist Or Braid Out

If you want to stretch your natural curl pattern, you can twist or braid your hair. What is good about this method is its versatility.

If you wanna smaller curls, wear small braids/twists. And for bigger curls, create big braids/twists. You can part your hair into two, four, or even eight sections and then start twisting or braiding each section.

Don’t forget to apply your product before styling. When your hair is completely dry, you can unravel your hair.

Smoothing

After applying your styling products to your damp hair, start with one section of your hair and smooth the curls. Run your hands down the hair to smooth the curls. Do it in the same pattern and direction with each section.

You can smooth large sections of your hair if you wanna your curls to look big. Also, for tighter curls, smooth smaller sections of your hair.

Leave Your Hair Alone

Once you are done styling your hair, don’t touch your curls and leave your hair alone. Let it dry peacefully or you will end up with frizzy undefined curls. And of course, don’t think of brushing or combing it.

Air-Dry Your Curly Hair

The last step is to let your hair air dry. But if you’re busy, blow-dry with a diffuser on low-moderate heat to reduce frizz and distribute heat evenly. It’s best to avoid heat as much as you can to reduce hair damage and breakage. Heat can ruin your curls and make your hair lose its defined look. Blow drying your hair once a month is usually enough.

Part Four

How To Sleep With Curly Hair

To keep your curls looking defined and bouncy the next day, you should know how to sleep with your curly hair first. Here’s what you should do:

Silk Or Satin Pillowcase Is A Must

When you sleep without protecting your hair and keep turning your head, this puts stress on your strands causing frizz and breakage. To reduce breakage and frizz, sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase.

Cotton pillowcases absorb moisture from hair and create friction. But silk/satin pillowcases protect hair and retain its moisture. Also, sleeping on silk pillowcases helps you wake up with smoother strands.

Wear Protective Hairstyles

Wearing a protective hairstyle helps shield your hair and prevent breakage and frizz. There are many protective hairstyles you can wear, the most popular one that many curly girls love is Pineapple.

Other protective hairstyles for curly hair include:

– Loose bun.
– Two strand twists.
– Plop.
– Mini braids.
– French braid.

After wearing any of those hairstyles, wrap your hair with a silk scarf to feel more secure. So try those hairstyles and find out which one works best for you.

Get A silk Or Satin Headscarf

Many women with curly hair double up by using a silk pillowcase and a silk scarf. So if the hair slips out of the scarf, it would be still protected. This helps keep your curls defined and protects them against breakage.

Apply Leave-in Conditioner

Spritz (a spritz or two) your hair with a leave-in conditioner before bed. A leave-in conditioner strengthens hair and makes it look smoother the next morning. It also helps keep your curls manageable.

Part Five

Top Easy Hairstyles For Curly Hair

Women with curly hair have a wide diversity of unique hairstyles dated back to their culture. Yes. what you’re thinking is right! Some of those hairstyles could be 500 hundred years old or more.

Women with curly hair also wear protective hairstyles that help shield hair from harsh weather conditions. Those protective hairstyles reduce hair breakage and damage.

I brought to you a list of different hairstyles for curly hair, some of those styles are classic while others are super creative and unique. Some hairstyles are also trendy. So here are the top hairstyles for curly hair that natural hair enthusiasts from Instagram usually wear:

1- Pineapple

Of course, we will start our list with the Pineapple hairstyle. It’s the easiest and the most common hairstyle that women with curly hair wear.

Women usually wear it before going to bed as a protective hairstyle to keep hair frizz-free. You can also wear it when going out with friends if you’re running late as it takes less than 5 minutes to create. Rocio definitely nailed it!  

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @larocioisabel

2- Messy Bun

The second one on the list of top hairstyles for curly hair is also super easy and trendy.

You can wear it every day and it won’t take more than 3-5 minutes to create.

Jenn absolutely rocks it! 

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @mic.jenn



3- Low Bun With Braids ( Stitch Braids )

This hairstyle is classy and elegant, you can wear it to a romantic date night.

It’s also a protective hairstyle that helps prevent your ends from splitting.

Check out how Simba created this cute low bun with braids hairstyle on Instagram

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @i.simbaa

4- Double Buns

Double buns are a cute and stylish hairstyle that girls with any hair type can wear.

This look is suitable for school or a night out with friends.

It’s a protective hairstyle as it shields hair from harsh environmental conditions.

Aiyana absolutely nailed this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @aiyanasakari

5- Half Up Half Down With Braids

If you wanna try a cute hairstyle with your braids on, this one is for you.

Half up half down is super cute and it is a good summer hairstyle that can combat frizz.

Jaz definitely rocks it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @musicncurls

6- Slick Back Ponytail

Looking for a nice hairstyle for school or a night out with friends? the slick back ponytail is this one.

Jhully definitely nailed this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @jhully_r

7- Twist Out With A Rubber Band Style

A twist out is a great technique that helps achieve gorgeous curls. 

Adding rubber bands to your front twists makes you look stylish and cute. You can wear this hairstyle to a girls’ night out or a casual day out.

Also, it’s a unique hairstyle that could take some time to create but it's definitely worth it.

Check out Daniela’s reel on Instagram if you wanna learn how to create this hairstyle.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @nielascurls

8- Double Low Puffs

If you’re tired of updos and braids, you can try a different hairstyle like double low puffs.

It’s a super stylish hairstyle and it will make you look much younger and cuter. 

Lexi absolutely rocks it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @curlie.lexi

9- Side Part Slick Low Bun

This is a hairstyle you can wear to different occasions like a romantic date night, work meeting, or night out with friends.

It’s simple and classy. check out how Abbie created this hairstyle, and follow the instructions to do it right!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @abbiecurls

10- Side Braids

Here's another easy hairstyle for curly hair that won't take more than 2 minutes to create.

You can wear the side braids hairstyle to work meetings or date nights.

Check out how Karen created this hairstyle on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @idontbekarennn

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11- Big Hair Blowout

If you wanna try different hairstyles for your curly hair, consider blowing out your curls.

It's a simple and messy hairstyle that is suitable for nights out with friends.

Check out how Yessenia created this hairstyle on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @thetextureologist

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12- Flexi Rod Hairstyle

Flexi rods are a safe way to curl your hair without causing heat damage. This technique leaves your curls defined, bouncy, and shiny.

Check out how Kizzy created this hairstyle on Instagram.

She also mentioned in her post some Pro Tips that would help you achieve this defined look perfectly.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @kizzyaurum

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13- Mermaid Side Braid

Mermaid side braid is a fancy and elegant hairstyle. It's suitable for weddings, date nights, and other special occasions.

Also, it fits any hair type which means women with curly, straight, or wavy hair can rock this hairstyle.

A professional hairstylist like Shannon can help do your hair if you don't have time to create it. Check out her page on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @shannoninnergoddess

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14- Stylish HeadWrap For Your Braids

Wanna style your braids but feel lazy or running late? How about wearing a headwrap and adding some accessories to your braids?

It takes a few minutes to create this stylish and pretty hairstyle.

You can find a variety of headwraps available in the market for curly hair.

You will just have to pick which one you like. And pick a color that suits your skin tone the most to make your face glow. Danni definitely nailed this look.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @modern.day.classic

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15- Sleek Updo Bun

A sleek updo is a classic hairstyle for curly hair that takes only a few minutes to create.

You can wear it when you're hanging out with your friends, going grocery shopping, or going on a date.

Jaynelle absolutely rocks it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @jaynellenicole

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16- Space Buns Half Up Half Down

This hairstyle is super cute and simple. You can wear space buns to several occasions like a casual date night, picnic, or night out with friends.

Megan definitely nailed it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @lynnswayxx

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17- Braided Ponytail

Here's another protective hairstyle that you can wear to give your hair a break from daily styling.

What is also good about the braided ponytail hairstyle is it can shield your hair from harsh weather conditions.

Bee definitely rocks this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @missbeeb_

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18- Double Cute Buns On TWA Hair

This adorable hairstyle is for very short natural hair. You can wear it every day as it's super easy and cool.

Athena absolutely nailed this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @earthyends

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19- Blonde Box Braids

Box braids are considered a protective hairstyle that can protect your hair from the heat in the summer and cold in the winter.

You can wear box braids for up to one month. And it's suitable for any occasion you wanna attend.

Mariana definitely nailed it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @mary__domingos

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20- Half Bun Hairstyle

A half bun is one of the most favorite hairstyles for women with curly hair. It's easy and makes you look younger and even cuter.

You can spice up your look by adding some cute accessories.

Kemba definitely rocks it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @kemkemscurls

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21- Simple Protective Hairstyle

Braiding your natural hair is a great way to protect your curls and yet stretch them well.

This hairstyle is especially for you if you wanna go out but your braids are not completely dry.

Tiana here decided to bond her braids to avoid frizz. And she also added some accessories to spice up her look.

Check out how she created this simple style on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @tiana.my

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22- Mohawk Hairstyle

Another classic hairstyle for curly hair that you can try, Mohawk hairstyle.

You can wear the mohawk hairstyle if you wanna style your hair differently and don't have much time. It takes only a few minutes to create.

Hime definitely rocks it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @himenatural

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23- Bantu Knots

When you're too busy to style your curls every day, you can go with Bantu knots.

Bantu knots are one of the top protective hairstyles for curly hair that shield hair from bad weather conditions and keep it healthy.

According to Wikihow, this hairstyle can last up to two weeks.

Malika definitely nailed it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @malikaxm

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24- Mid-Length Hairstyle With Curly Bangs

Embrace your curls with this cute and stylish look. Bangs can transform your face shape and make you look more attractive.

Also, if you think your nose is a little big for your face, you can try this cut to draw attention away from the center of your face ( aka your nose ).

You can absolutely rock this cut just like Margaux.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @margaux.dawn

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25- Fishbone Braids

Protective hairstyles are super neat and creative besides their main role to keep hair healthy and shield it.

Fishbone braids are a great back-to-school hairstyle as they are super stylish and help reduce frizz.

Sashie decided to recreate this hairstyle on her baby sister's hair.

Check out how Sashie created this hairstyle on her Youtube channel.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @sashiee.tv

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26- Afro Hair

Here's another iconic hairstyle that you can absolutely rock. Women who go natural usually try this hairstyle as it's super classic and stylish.

Wanna create this look? here's a tutorial on how to get this perfect afro look.

Ezinne absolutely nailed it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @itsthatezi

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27- Crochet Locs Hairstyle

Crochet locs are a protective hairstyle that black women love to wear.

It's kinda hard to create this hairstyle but practicing can help you do it perfectly.

It can last up to eight weeks, you'll just need to care for it properly.

Sunna definitely rocks this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @sunnacurl_

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28- Trendy Hair Clip Hairstyle

Hair clip hairstyles are super trendy now, especially for curly hair. Many curly hair enthusiasts are using them to accessorize their hair.

The good thing about those hair clip hairstyles is they're suitable for busy mornings. It takes a few minutes to style your hair then you're ready to go.

Check out Asia's reel to rock this hair clip trend just like her!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @asiasantosx

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29- Flexi Rods Pineapple

Using Flexi rods is always a good way to switch up your look a little. Wearing pineapple also makes your Flexi rod curls pop more. 

You can wear this hairstyle to a casual day out, grocery shopping, or brunch with friends.

Haley definitely rocks it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @naturallyhaleyxo

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30- High Bun Headwrap Look For Short Hair

If you don't feel like styling your hair today, you can always go for headwrap hairstyles.

Headwrap styles are cute, simple, and stylish. They also do the trick as they help give your hair a break and make you look on fire.

Myriam definitely nailed this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @1topaze

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31- Double Buns On Locs

There are many hairstyles for locs you can try, I found a cute easy one for you, Space buns.

It’s a great hairstyle that can spice up your look and won’t take too much time to create.

Sydney definitely rocks this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @posh_syd

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32- Perm Rod Curls

Have you ever styled your curly hair with Perm rods? Well. if you’ve already tried them then you know how cool it is.

I highly recommend trying them, perm rods create tight straw curls without the need of using heating tools.

That’s why I added this style to my hairstyles for curly hair list for you.

Check out how Cheylis created this look On Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @rizosdecoco_

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33- Finger Rolling

It’s a method you can try to style your hair instead of scrunch or twisting.

This method may take some time especially if you have long hair but it’s definitely worth it.

It gives you shiny defined springy curls.

Check out how Lauren did it on her Instagram page.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @laurs.locks

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34- Faux High Puff with Braids And Beads

If you wanna wear a new & easy hairstyle but your hair is super short, try out this one. Using Faux hair can really help achieve the look that you want.

Faux high puff with braids and beads is suitable for a girls’ night out or romantic date night.

Also, styling braids with beads make your hair look pretty and perfect.

Odasha absolutely rocks this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @hairvolutions

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35- Locs In Scarf

Wanna spice up your locs? How about Trying a headwrap and some accessories?

Wearing a headwrap helps change your look and keep your hair protected. It also makes look super cute.

Check out how Jasmine styles her hair on her Instagram Page.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @locdartist

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36- Side Swept With Rubber Bands

Styling your hair with rubber bands is super trendy on Instagram these days. Actually, it’s my go-to style for almost any occasion.

It also fits straight, curly, or wavy hair that’s why it’s quite popular.

Beatriz definitely nailed this look! Check out how she created it on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @beabeloti

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37- Curly Bouquet

This look is just perfect. It embraces your curls and makes them pop more.

Of course, it’s not a hairstyle that you can wear every day but you can try it every once in a while for a special occasion.

Hiba absolutely rocks this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @hibastouhi

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38- Half Up Half Down

Half up half down is at the top of the list of the most popular hairstyles for curly hair and other hair types.

It’s an easy and stylish hairstyle that makes you look cute and stylish.

Chenise definitely nailed it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @globetrottercurls

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39- Frohawk With Star Pins

Here’s another easy hairstyle for short curly hair that won’t take more than 3 minutes to create.

You'll just need some star pins to style your hair. This can be your go-to hairstyle for pretty much every occasion.

Clearly, Ashly nailed it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @ashlydanielaa

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40- Sleek Twisted Low Bun

A twisted low bun is a chic and stylish hairstyle that you can wear to romantic date nights or girls’ night out.

Watch how to create this hairstyle on Nonye’s Instagram page.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @naturalblackgirlie

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41- Double French Braids

French braids are always stylish and sexy. They are considered a protective hairstyle for curly girls as they help maintain hair health.

What is good about French braids is their versatility as you can create one french braid, double braids, french braids into a bun, and other styles.

Jaz absolutely rocks this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @sojazzaye

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42- Leaf Cut

Hair barbers for curly hair are talented and always create unique haircuts.

This haircut is super cool and I bet it took the barber quite time to get it done.

Check out Anthony’s Instagram page, you will find more cool haircuts.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @krewkutz

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43- Flat Twists And Curls

Flat twists are a classic protective hairstyle for curly hair that women love to wear.

It takes a couple of minutes to create this hairstyle as you don’t have to flat twist all of your hair. You will just create some front flat twists.

Laniah definitely nailed this look! Check out how she created this hairstyle on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @_heirlani

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44- Bun With A Side Fluffy Twists Swoop

Looking for an inspirational afro hairstyle? You should definitely try this one.

This hairstyle makes you look chic and elegant. And you can wear it to a wedding, dance, or date night.

Watch Princess’s reel on Instagram to learn how to create this look.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @opaglamz

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45- Side Ponytail With Single Braid

Here’s another creative but yet simple hairstyle that you can wear. If you're already feeling bored with your usual hairstyle, you should absolutely try this one.

I bet if you’ve tried it, you would wear it a lot.

Savannah definitely nailed it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@savdanyell

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46- Tribal Fulani Braids ( Goddess Braids )

Fulani braids hairstyle is another convenient low-maintenance protective hairstyle for women with curly hair.

It gives your hair a break from daily styling and it makes you look like a real goddess too.

Sierra definitely nailed this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @calicurls

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47- Accessorize Your Microlocs

Wanna style your locs differently today? Adding accessories to your locs can change your look in minutes.

Locs are very versatile as you can style them in many different ways.

Watch how to Keke styled her locs on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @keke.j_

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48- @Yesimprettyvee Inspired Bubble Ponytail Hairstyle

Recreating celebrities’ unique hairstyles is always fun.

Shanell khan here, a natural hair influencer, recreated Vena E.'s bubble ponytail hairstyle.

This is not a hairstyle you can wear each day but it can be a great unique idea for your next Instagram post.

Check out how Shanell created this look, here.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @shanellnkhan

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49- Cardi B Inspired Look

Cardi B loves to change her look a lot. She is inspiring other women with new iconic hairstyles every time she shows up on the screen.

Shanell again decided to recreate another inspired hairstyle, Cardi B’s unique pearl hairstyle.

She definitely rocks this look! Check out her Instagram page, you will find more celebrities inspired hairstyles.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @shanellnkhan

Tais thenfrw.com

50- High Puff With Colorful Rubber Bands

Using rubber bands is an easy and quick way to style your hair. So if you’re having a busy morning, you can try out this hairstyle.

Also, adding colorful rubber bands to the classic high puff makes you look pretty and cute.

Check out how Tais created this look on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @_taisbrunaa

Erika thenfrw.com

51- Braids Into A Ponytail

Wanna try a cute and simple hairstyle? Braids into a ponytail hairstyle are what you're looking for.

This hairstyle is suitable for school or nights out. It makes you look pretty and cute.

Check out how Erika created this hairstyle, Here.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @top_erika16

 
Stephanie thenfrw.com

52- High Puff Headwrap

Headwraps are an essential part of hairstyles for curly hair.

There are many cool ways that you can try to style your hair with a headwrap. The high puff headwrap style is the most popular look.

Stephanie definitely nailed it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @stephrachel_

Sandra thenfrw.com

53- Pompadour With A High Bun

Pompadour hairstyle suits all hair types, straight, wavy, and curly.

For curly hair, it makes your curls pop more and adds more volume to your hair.

Also, mixing pompadour style with mum bun changes your look and makes you feel like a boss lady.

Clearly, Sandra slays in this hairstyle!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @nakawunde

Jay thenfrw.com

54- Slaying Crown Hairstyle

This hairstyle is just Wow! Do you know when they say your hair is your crown? Well. This hairstyle is the literal definition of this quote.

It is super creative and unique. And it also makes you feel like a real goddess.

Check out how Jay created this hairstyle, Here.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @jay_anoka

Oceane thenfrw.com

55- Scarf Hairstyle

It’s windy today and you know if you go out with your hair, it would look frizzy and unhealthy! So what to do? How about wearing a scarf to protect your hair?

It’s a cute hairstyle that women with any hair type can wear to informal occasions.

All you need to do is to choose a nice colorful scarf and wear it.

Oceane definitely nailed it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @olovesuuu

Joanne thenfrw.com

56- Mini Twists

Here’s another natural hairstyle that slays, Mini twists.

It’s a protective hairstyle that you can wear if you’re trying to not be bothered with your hair for a couple of days. Mini twists last for up to 3-4 weeks.

You will just need to cleanse your scalp well each week and use a leave-in conditioner to keep your twists looking fresh and moisturized. Joanne definitely rocks this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @growafricanhairlong

Kai thenfrw.com

57- High Puff

A high puff hairstyle saves the day when you don’t have too much time to style your hair.

It’s suitable for many occasions like girls’ night out or casual date nights.

Kai definitely nailed this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @naturally.kai

Oluwafeyifumii thenfrw.com

58- Crown Braid Into Double Low Ponytails

Creating crown braids with low puffs gives you a casual but yet stylish look. Also, adding accessories makes you look prettier and cuter.

You can wear this hairstyle to different occasions like a girls’ night out or day out.

Oluwafeyifunmii definitely nailed this look! check out her other creative hairstyles on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @oluwafeyifunmii

Faith thenfrw.com

59- Two Front Braids With Curls

If you are a fan of bubble braids, try out this easy and cute hairstyle.

You will create only two front bubble braids and then let your curls do the rest!

You can wear bubble braids with curls hairstyle when you’re hanging out with friends or going on a casual day out. Also, if you wanna spice up your look a little, add some rubber bands to your braids!

Wanna create this hairstyle? Check out Faith’s reel on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @tropicoils

Crystal thenfrw.com

60- Braid & Rubber Band Hairstyle With 3 Strand Twist Out

Most hairstyles for curly hair are super creative but they are also time-consuming.

The braid and rubber band hairstyle on the contrary is easy and will save your time.

You can wear it to a casual day out or night out with friends.

Check out how Crystal created this hairstyle on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @crystalclearcurls

Lilian thenfrw.com

61- Accessorize Your Cornrows

Accessories are always a fun and easy way to change your look in minutes.

You can use some cute accessories to spice up your cornrows and you will absolutely look gorgeous.

Lilian definitely rocks this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @lilian_okibe

Simone thenfrw.com

62- Half Up Side Ponytail With Clips

Here’s a cute back-to-school hairstyle for curly hair that is super easy and simple.

Rubber bands and clips are super trendy these days and they make you look cuter and younger.

Check out how Simone created this hairstyle, Here.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @curlyhead__moniee

Latoya thenfrw.com

63- Sleek High Bun With Style

High buns are afro-friendly hairstyles that many women with natural hair usually wear to keep hair manageable.

This high bun looks super stylish and elegant and you can wear it to any special occasion.

Also, adding accessories to your high bun is a fun way to make your hair look a little different.

Moreover, it’s a protective hairstyle that helps shield your hair from bad weather conditions.

Check out Latoya’s reel on Instagram if you wanna create this hairstyle.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @latoya_ebony

Rinata thenfrw.com

64- Jumbo Twists With High Half Bun

Wanna look like a divine queen? try jumbo rope twists with a high half bun hairstyle.

It’s a breathtaking hairstyle that I think any girl with curly hair would wanna try out!

Rinata felt like Cleopatra after wearing this hairstyle. Clearly, she nailed it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @naturallynata

Brinkley thenfrw.com

65- Braided Faux Pigtail

Another summer-friendly hairstyle to keep you cool during hot days.

A Braided faux pigtail is a great protective hairstyle that can help prevent breakage and combat frizz.

Check out how Brinkley created this hairstyle on her Instagram page.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @its.brinkley

Nola thenfrw.com

66- High Bun With Bangs

If you wanna protect your hair from harsh weather conditions, you can always wear a classic high puff/bun.

This hairstyle actually looks super cute and stylish. Bangs make you look even cuter.

Also, if your hair is too short, you can do a high bun with a wig just like Nola. She definitely rocks this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @nolaviva

Nthabiseng thenfrw.com

67- Quick Weave Hairstyle

Wanna give your hair a break from styling? How about trying this quick weave hairstyle?

It may take some time to create this look but it’s completely worth it.

Check out how Nthabiseng created this inspirational hairstyle on her YouTube channel.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @nthabiseng_petlane

Lala thenfrw.com

68-  Headwrap Updo With Bangs

Do you have bangs? If you have, an updo hairstyle can enhance how your bangs look.

I mentioned earlier that updos are a classic hairstyle for curly hair. And you can also wear it all day without any hassle.

so if you have bangs, add this hairstyle to your list of possible hairstyles that can go with bangs. Also, adding a colorful headwrap to your hairstyle makes you look super stylish.

The good thing about this hairstyle is it tames frizz and turns a bad hair day into a good one. Lala definitely rocks this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @curly_lala

Kelsie thenfrw.com

69- Flat Twist On Short Natural Hair

Here’s a simple hairstyle for short natural hair.

I don’t know about you but I always think flat twists on short hair look adorable and stylish.

It’s also a nice protective hairstyle that you can wear during summer to keep you cool.

Kelsie absolutely nailed it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @naturallyblessedd

Shanice thenfrw.com

70- Natural Chunky Braids

This hairstyle is for you if you wanna look younger and cuter.

It’s also a quick & easy hairstyle that won’t take too much time to create.

Chunky braids are a protective hairstyle that helps keep hair protected from damage and breakage.

Shanice definitely rocks this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @shanicecox



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71- Bantu Knots And Curls

This hairstyle fits short curly hair perfectly. It’s super cool and cute.

You can wear it to many casual occasions like brunch with friends, beach day, or girls’ night out.

Check out how Estefani created this hairstyle on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @tefysouzaa

Golda thenfrw.com

72- Jumbo Twists Half Up Half down

Jumbo twists are an ideal protective hairstyle that helps give your hair a break from styling.

They lock in moisture which leads to healthy shiny hair. Also, this hairstyle makes you look super cute and stylish.

And you can wear it to almost any occasion that wanna attend.

Golda absolutely rocks this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @goldannfrancois




Zenita thenfrw.com

73- Double Braided Ponytails 

This hairstyle takes me back to when I was a kid and my mom used to do my hair in double ponytails. Double braided ponytails make you look younger and adorable.

Braids are also a protective hairstyle for curly hair that helps keep hair healthy during bad weather conditions.

If you wanna know how to keep your braids looking fresh and new, Check out how Zenita’s reel on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @truleytalentedbeauty

Tatchee thenfrw.com

74- Spice Up Your Flexi Rod Curls

Adding clips to your Flexi rod curls makes you look super cute and chic.

It’s an easy way to change up your look a bit on day 3 or 4. You can wear it to a casual day out or brunch with friends.

Tatchee absolutely rocks this style!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @tatchee

Tobore thenfrw.com

75- Braided Bun

Looking for a stylish hairstyle for your curly hair? How about trying a braided bun?

It’s an elegant and easy hairstyle that you can do at home. It's suitable for a date night, party, or girls’ night out.

Tobore absolutely nailed it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @toboreoweh

Erica thenfrw.com

76- Heart Feed-In Bun

I can’t get over how creative and gorgeous this hairstyle is. Doing heart braids is not easy but it makes you look perfect and flawless.

You may need a professional hairstylist like Erica to do this hairstyle.

Check out her page to view other cute hairstyles.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @hairbyericalatrice

Adanna thenfrw.com

77- Crown Braid

Crown braids always impart a cute feminine vibe. They have become popular lately as many girls wear this hairstyle to more formal events like a prom or dance.

It’s one of the most iconic hairstyles for curly hair that makes you feel like a queen.

Adanna definitely nailed this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @adannamadueke

Jemime thenfrw.com

78-  Rihanna Inspired Vogue Cover Hairstyle

I don’t know about you but Rihanna has been always my celebrity hair crush.

She can do no wrong, Rihanna rocks almost any hairstyle she wears. Jemima here decided to recreate one of Rihanna’s finest looks on her Youtube channel.

The Rihanna-inspired look is a classic Madagascar hairstyle. It may take some time to do it right but it’s worth it.

Jemima definitely slays in this hairstyle!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @limitlessbloom




 
Natasha thenfrw.com

79- Jumbo Knotless Braids

Do you love to wear jumbo knotless braids but you never master this hairstyle? Don’t worry, I found something on Instagram for you.

Natasha shows us how to braid step by step for beginners so you can rock this hairstyle, Check out her reel here.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @curly.strands

Ciara thenfrw.com

80- Natural Bubble Braids

This hairstyle will save you if you have long natural hair that is hard to manage. Bubble braids hairstyle is super easy and cute.

It’s a summer-friendly hairstyle that you can wear to keep your hair away from your face.

Clearly, Ciara rocks this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @_ciara.chanel

Lauryn thenfrw.com

81- Accessorize With Butterflies

Wanna an awe-inspiring hairstyle for your next Instagram post? Then you should definitely try Lauryn’s hairstyle!

Adding butterfly pins to your defined curls makes you look effortlessly gorgeous.

Lauryn definitely nailed it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @thelaurynicole



Samantha thenfrw.com

82- Side Part Hairstyle

Don’t feel like spending much time styling your hair? You can just create a deep side parting and show off your defined curls.

A side parting is an easy way to add more volume to your hair and makes you look flawless.

Samantha absolutely nailed it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @sam.m0ntes

Yohanna thenfrw.com

83- Curly Side Ponytail

Here’s a quick hairstyle to show off your defined and beautiful curly bangs.

It’s a pretty simple hairstyle and you can wear it to a brunch with your friends or grocery shopping.

Check out how Yohanna created this hairstyle on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @empajonate

Tynish thenfrw.com

84- Faux Hawk Bun

If you wanna change your look and wear a great hairstyle, try faux hawk buns.

It’s a unique hairstyle that you can rock on any formal occasion with confidence.

Check out how Tynish created this hairstyle on her Youtube channel.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @msteach1225

Angela thenfrw.com

85- Twists, Braids, And Curls

Wanna try a new and cute hairstyle? How about a great combination of twists and braids with curls?

This hairstyle gives you a perfect mix of casual but yet stylish look which makes it suitable for many occasions.

Check out how Angela created this hairstyle on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @curlbellaa



Toni thenfrw.com

86- Half Up Double Ponytails

Here's another great hairstyle to wear if you wanna add more volume to your hair. It's a super cute hairstyle and it makes you look adorable and much younger.

You can wear it to any casual occasion and you will look absolutely gorgeous.

Clearly, Toni nailed it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @toni_macaroni

Bethany thenfrw.com

87- Passion Butterfly Braids

One of the cutest braid styles that you can wear if you don't feel like styling your hair for a few weeks is passion butterfly braids.

It’s not an easy hairstyle to create so you may need to visit a professional hairstylist like Bethany to help you.

Check out Bethany’s page and view her other gorgeous styles.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @donebybethany

Juile thenfrw.com

88- Low Puff With Four Cross Over Twists

Looking for a cool back-to-school hairstyle? Try this unique look!

Low puffs are usually a simple go-to hairstyle but Julie here added a little touch to it.

She added 4 cross-over twists to the classic low puff. And this makes the hairstyle look different and inspiring.

If you wanna more back-to-school hairstyle ideas, Check out Julie’s tutorial on Youtube.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @healthyafrohair

Nellz thenfrw.com

89- Afro Twist Voluminous Bun

I just wanna add this chic and sophisticated hairstyle to the list as it suits many special occasions.

You can wear it to a wedding, romantic date night, or night out.

Check out how to Nellz created this hairstyle perfectly, Here.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @nellzlioness

Djamilla thenfrw.com

90- Flat Twists

Flat twists are suitable for any hair length long, medium, and short.

They look super cute and stylish on natural hair. Also, this hairstyle gives your hair a break for a few weeks.

Djamilla definitely nailed this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @djamishere

Karren thenfrw.com

91- Pineapple Head and Ponytail

Are you looking for an inspirational hairstyle for a special occasion? How about trying this one?!

The pineapple head hairstyle is super elegant and makes you look amazing and attractive.

Check out how Karren created this hairstyle on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @karrill

Candace thenfrw.com

92- Bantu Knots And Bubble Braid

Here’s a great mix of protective hairstyles that you can try to tame frizz and shield your ends.

It’s a neat and creative hairstyle that may take some time to create. But it’s suitable for all seasons and it’s a great back-to-school hairstyle.

Candace absolutely rocks this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @candacee_renee

Dr. Titilayo thenfrw.com

93- Not Just A Pineapple

We all know that the pineapple hairstyle is super common among women with curly hair. But creating an actual pineapple-like hairstyle is something new.

This hairstyle looks super unique and creative. You can wear it when you wanna look different and fancy.

Dr. Titilayo definitely nailed it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @elaineseyi

Tshego thenfrw.com

94- Fluff Ball High Pony

If you wanna try a different and nice hairstyle, fluff ball high pony is this one.

It’s a great hairstyle that helps protect your hair from damage and breakage during harsh environmental conditions.

Watch how Tshego created this cute hairstyle on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @ts_hair_go

Kalere thenfrw.com

95- Flat Twist Into Double Low Buns

Are you looking for a cute hairstyle for hot/cold days during summer/winter? flat twists into double low buns are exactly what you need.

You can create this hairstyle in no time as it’s super simple. Also, it’s suitable for a day out, beach parties, or other informal occasions.

Kalere definitely nailed this look!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @hearhairr

Rhea thenfrw.com

96- Two Cornrows Into Low Bun

This is a quick natural hairstyle to wear when you don't have much time to style your hair. Although it's a quick and easy hairstyle, two cornrows into a low bun make you look stylish.

It's also a great hairstyle that helps keep your hair protected and reduces damage and breakage.

Check out Rhea’s reel on Instagram to learn how to create this hairstyle.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @bajan.natural

Deogracious thenfrw.com

97- Ponytail Into Two Braids

This hairstyle is great for women with natural hair as it helps keep hair manageable especially, during summer.

Also, it’s a protective hairstyle that helps shield your hair from bad weather conditions.

It looks super stylish and elegant so you can wear it on any special occasion.

Check out how Deogracious created this classy hairstyle on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @deograciousdube

Michelle thenfrw.com

98- Wave Formers Look

Using wave formers is an easy way to create soft elongated spiral curly waves without damaging your hair.

It gives you a soft textured look and helps get curls to last in your hair.

Don’t know how to use those wave formers? Check out Michelle’s reel on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @naturallychea

Kesego thenfrw.com

99- Bandana For Short Curly Hair

Wanna style your short curly hair differently? A pretty headband bandana can make you look super stylish and also change your usual look.

You can wear it to a brunch date, picnic, or grocery shopping.

Kesego definitely nailed it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @justt.kess

Tiffany thenfrw.com

100- Braid Styles

I mentioned earlier some easy-braided hairstyles for curly hair on the list.

But I found more fun braid styles for you to try, Check out Tiffany’s reel to spice up your look a little!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @mysoulisgold_

Fifi thenfrw.com

101- Stretch Natural Hair

There are some simple methods you can try to avoid shrinkage. If you go natural then you know the struggle is real.

Twist-outs are a great method for lengthening your curls. They help loosen your curls and give them a longer appearance.

Check out Fifi’s reel on Instagram to learn how to stretch your hair. 

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@bbksupernatural

Amaka thenfrw.com

102- Slick Front Hairstyle

Hairstyles for curly hair usually take some time to create. But fortunately, a slick front hairstyle is easy and will save you from busy mornings.

It's also almost suitable for any occasion you wanna attend.

Amaka definitely nailed it!

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @amaka.ae

Rose thenfrw.com

103- Creative Protective Hairstyle

          This is a pretty and simple hairstyle for natural hair that can be your go-to hairstyle.

                                   It helps keep your hair protected and healthy.

          It also makes you look chic and beautiful. You can wear it on many special occasions.

                                  Check out how Rose created this hairstyle on her YouTube channel.

                                               PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @rosy_natural
Adedoyin thenfrw.com

104- Bridal Hairstyle For Natural Afro Hair

The last hairstyle I wanna include is this glamorous bridal hairstyle for natural afro hair.

It's a classy and elegant hairstyle that will make look like a queen.

Check out how Adedoyin created this beautiful look on Instagram.

PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @stylehairven

 

Conclusion

What a list! It’s full of unique easy and simple hairstyles that you can wear if you have curly hair.

It’s not easy to keep your curls looking shiny and healthy. Having a good curly hair day is a blessing as curls can be unpredictable and difficult to control. Hairstyles for curly hair can save your day when your curls look wild.

Also, there are some hairstyles for curly hair that can help enhance your curls definition. And they also make your curls look even more attractive. So check the hairstyles and the simple tips I included to take care of your curly hair!