This page serves as a culmination of the cute natural hairstyles I’ve done on my fine natural hair. These styles consists of low manipulation, partially protective and fully protective styles (up-do’s with some of my ends exposed, buns, twists etc.) Below is a mosaic view of images. You can click on the individual images for a larger view of the style. I will update this page with new and quick natural hair styles every now and then. What you’ll notice most of all is the definition. Black hairstyles are never boring!
Hairstyles: Quick, Natural & Cute!
African American hair is very versatile. There are many cute natural and protective styles for natural hair to choose from: wash and go’s, buns, twists, braids, french rolls, up-do’s, down-do’s, curly ponytails and more. This page just shares hairstyles for fine naturally curly hair similar to mine. I don’t typically do lots of twist or braid styles. Most of my hair styling is based on low manipulation of my hair, so wash ‘n go’s, twist outs and braid outs are my main thing. However, once in a while I do like to do larger twists and buns are my boo!
In the winter, I do more full protective styles. Click this link to see some of the bun styles I wore during a challenge: Bun Challenge.
Staple Hairstyling Products
For my wash and go’s I use these products in rotation:
- CurlPrep CurlCrush Gel (aka Around The Way Gel)
- Camille Rose Naturals CurlMaker Gel
- The Mane Choice Do It Fro The Culture Gel
- Eden Bodyworks Hydration Custard
- Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Style Setter
- Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
For low manipulation twists and braid, I like to use:
- Kinky Kashmere Betta Butta
- Camille Rose Naturals Fresh Curls over a leave in conditioner (FAVE: Natty Naturals aka All Things O’Natural) leave in conditioner
- Eden Bodyworks Hydration Custard
- Melanin Haircare Twist Elongating Cream
For protective styles, I like to set my edges with:
- Mielle Organics Flexible Hold Honey and Ginger Edge Gel
- EcoStyle Curl and Wave Gel (the pink one)
- Camille Rose Naturals CurlMaker
Yes, some of my products are multi-use. It just so happens that these products work really well for my fine hair.
Low manipulation + limited products go hand in hand in my book.
Curly Hairstyle Tutorials for Fine Hair
The steps I take for doing wash and go’s, twist outs, braid outs and roller sets vary. Here are a few natural hairstyle tutorials that may interest you:
Subscribe to Fine Natural Hair and Faith on YouTube for more tutorials of quick and cut natural hairstyles.
Styling natural hair is fascinating because it never comes out exactly the same. The products and techniques you use will determine what the style comes out looking like.
The good thing about styling natural hair is it doesn’t matter if the hairstyle comes out exactly the way you anticipated. There’s always a fix for it! Let’s say your braid out or twist out is a little disappointing – Leave a few pieces of hair out and sweep the rest into an up-do!
Creativity and your imagination are what will allow hair (in the case of African American hair) to look it’s best.
Styling Natural Hair – One Last Word
While it is my goal to inspire you with hairstyles that either reflect beautiful curl definition or just help you get out of the house faster in the morning, what I don’t want you to do is mimic the styles exactly. Put your own spin on these hairstyles.
Recreate these cute styles with the intention of highlighting the beauty of your own curl pattern taking into consideration your own thickness, texture and length.
There is no wrong way to style natural hair!