15 Easy Hairstyles for Black Girls

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Looking for some easy hairstyles for black girls?

Well, you’re in luck! Sometimes it can be quite difficult to figure out how to style your unique and beautiful hair.

Hence, we’ve put together 15 hairstyles that look great on black girls.

Knotless braids

knotless braids

As the name suggests, knotless braids are braids that are knot-free. This is because the start of the braid is usually one’s hair and then hair extensions are added as you go.

The braids have been popular season in season as they give one the freedom from scalp tension that comes with other braids.

Braids with Bantu knots

Braids with Bantu Knots

Want to spice up your regular braids, then turn some of them into Bantu knots!

All you have to do is:

  • Section your braids, the ones at the front part of your head.
  • Pick a section.
  • Twist and wrap the braids at the base of the section

And there you have it, your Bantu knots with braids!

Mini cornrows


A variation of the usual cornrows, the mini cornrows are a sleek and low-maintenance hairstyle.

They are a smaller version of your usual cornrows. They tend to also be more in number hence might take longer to get done.

Lace front wig

lace front wig

Versatile and extremely cute are two words that describe a lace front wig.

You may choose to go with a full-length wig, have a bob, or even go straight or curly.

Moreover, you can also play around with colors! Just be careful not to go overboard and end up looking confused.

Half up half down

half up half down hairstyle

Being one of the chicest and most versatile way to style your hair, the half up half down hairstyle had to be on our list.

It is perfect for all occasions whether casual or formal and can be customized and styled in various ways depending on one’s preference. You can go as simple as having a ponytail only to be as sophisticated as buns on the upper half.



Renowned for having a big and voluminous aesthetic, the afro just had to be the first on our list.

No matter the size of your hair, you can still rock this hairstyle.

From a TWA (teeny weeny afro), to a medium-length fro, you can customize this hairstyle to your liking and your hair.

Twists out

A twist-out hairstyle, as the name may suggest, involves unraveling two strand twists, to reveal your well-defined curls.

The two-strand twists are often made on damp hair, to which styling products are applied. If you’re looking for a stunning yet simple hairstyle, this is the one for you!


Cornrows, hairstyles for black girls

Can we create a roundup of cute hairstyles without mentioning the queen of simplicity and ease?

Cornrows are braided on your scalp, which has earned them the name scalp braids. They are easy to care for and all you need to style them is some sleek edges.

Wash and Go

wash and go hairstyle for black girls

If you want to show off your healthy bouncy curls (the secret to those beautiful curls is in our blog!), then you should give wash and go and try!

The hairstyle involves styling your hair without the use of heat or manipulating it. All you do is wash it, apply styling products and then let it air dry, allowing your curls to pop.

Box braids

easy hairstyles for black girls

Popular for being the perfect protective style, this list will not be complete without mentioning them.

The name comes from the fact that your hair is divided into sections shaped like boxes before it is braided.

These braids protect your hair from excessive manipulation and can last up to six weeks with proper care.

Ombre braids

ombre braids

If you wish to experiment with color, but don’t want to go all the way and bleach your hair, try playing around with ombre braids.

Ombre braids are braids where you mix two colors of braids.

You can pull off bright colors such as green, red, purple, and pink with this hairstyle.

Bantu Knots

Bantu knots, which originated from the Zulu of South Africa, are an easy and versatile hairstyle that serves as a protective style.

It can be done on braids, knotless, or boxes, as well as on one’s hair. The hairstyle is achieved by dividing your hair into many sections, and then the sections are wrapped into a small bun.

Senegalese Braids

Senegalese braids which are usually twisted, are a type of protective style that is a bit less tense on your scalp than regular braids.

They are also referred to as rope braids because they have a rope-like appearance.

They are unique, very few people rock them, eye-catching, and require little to no maintenance.

We hope that this list gave you several ideas on cute hairstyles to try! Which one will you be trying out?


Mohawk, Easy hairstyles for black girls

Want to give a unique edge to your hairstyle, then give this hairstyle a try!

Apart from being simple, the hairstyle has so many variations, I’m sure that you’ll be able to find a style for you.

From feed-in mohawks to one that you shave your sides, the options are endless.

Loose curls with accessories

Hair accessories are a definite way of adding a bit of flair to your hairstyle. Instead of rocking your curls plainly, you can add a couple of accessories to them.

There are many hair accessories and they come in a variety of sizes and shapes ranging from hair clips to hair beads and even bows.

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