I totally agree with you that quick hairstyles for short natural african american hair is beautiful! There are so many styles out there that some times i don’t know what to go for! Have you ever felt like that? (Raise your hand if you have!)
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19 Stunning Quick Hairstyles for Short Natural African American Hair
The Quick High Puff Twisted beauty!
First in the list of quick hairstyles for short natural african american hair is Puffs!
Puffs are one of the quickest styles to do when you are having short natural hair. It takes just few seconds to minutes to achieve this style! Adding a twist or cornrow braid to it by twisting the front section of your hair gives a nice sense of style to the overall look!
To Achieve the perfect puff your hair needs to be in a curly state, use a good gel for your baby edges! Here is a really simple video on how to get one right now!
Here are some tips i think you should check when trying high puff for the first time:
- Use pantyhose to form your puff (Don’t spend too much on it get a cheap one like this one off of Amazon is the best way to go about with it!)
- Don’t have a pantyhose? Try a shoe string!
- Keep your hair well moisturized (I recommend you have a look at this Best ways to moisturize your natural hair daily that can help you prepare your short natural hair for a amazing puff!)
I totally recommend a high puff for anyone that is on the go and wants something quick and fast!
The A’la Headband Neutral Puff!
Continuing with the first runners in this quick hairstyles for short natural african american hair list puffs! This style looks similar with the first style just that instead of a twist you can use one of your favorite headband to form a nice style that blends with the color of your hair.
The goal of this quick style is to look cute with minimal effort!
Don’t go crazy with headbands girl!
Just pick the one that’s the same color as your hair and there you go!
Accessorize it with minimal jewelry works best and you are ready to go!
The “Let’s Style A’la Scarf” Style!
Scarfs are one of the easiest way to go from a bad hair day to a amazing one! you must agree with me that scarf have saved our hair lives a million times! Oh yes!
Let’s not forget that in cold winter days it’s one of the best ways to look stylish and warm at the same time!
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You can twist the front section of your hair overnight and by the the next morning unravel the front section and even use bobby pins to keep them in place while the rest of your hair remains twisted under the scarf!
Oh Yes now that’s a quick protective style right there!
The “Keep it Sort with a side part” Style!
This is for all my sistas our there that recently big chopped! Congratulations you’re natural! If your hair is just growing out or you just got a haircut this style can add some spicy flavor to your style!
Start by experimenting with some gel in order to bring your curls out. If you have mastered the art of wash and go please give it a try!
If you are like me that prefers braid outs for now then try some twists with a styler of choice and a gel for hold. Don’t forget to spritz your hair with a good amount of water for moisture!
This style will shrink your hair (pre note!)
The “Side Flat twist out” Style!
Flat twist outs couldn’t be excluded from my quick hairstyles for short natural african american hair list! they always tend to do well with short hair! The reason is that if your hair is shorted it’s easier to twist and to try faster!
To achieve this style stretch your natural hair prior to twisting and use a styler that you have tried and know that will give your great results!
I’ve tried Cantu shea butter and it hasn’t disappoint me! I also love As I Am styling cream because the smell is really nice plus it left my hair feeling great with some great result!
you have add few pumps of eco styler gel if you want that extra hold to your style!
Don’t forget to maintain that style overnihgt with probably the pinapple method in order to minimize manipulation. This article from Curly Nikki helps out on understanding how to get it done right.
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High Puff A’la Africana!
Okay, I love this style! Not only the colors bring out the best in her it also compliments the style.
This simple high puff has nothing more to it than just a puff accompanied with classic statement earrings.
Sometimes simple things tend to work the best.
Due to the pattern of the dress i recommend to go light on the accessories for you hair and to emphasize on your face.
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The “Mini me Quick and beautiful” Style!
Okay!!! Who ever haven’t tried mini twists while having short hair should do it right now!
It’s my absolute favorite protective style and it helped me grow my natural hair yet i could see a bit of length during this style!
Who doesn’t like seeing her hair progress? yeah, exactly!
I recommend doing this style now that you have short hair because as my natural hair grew it because a pain in the…. fingers!!
Mini twists surely deserve to be in this quick hairstyles for short natural african american hair list because the results are beautiful but hey, you will remember me with it’s time to untwist!
So try it while you’re still at your short state to medium and after that be prepared for few more hours of unraveling!
overall i love this style and i’m gonna try it again this winter!
The Curly Coconut styled Curls!
You can’t go wrong with this combination !! This style is giving life to any lifeless short natural hair right away!
I haven’t try this rods on my natural hair and i’m over 5 years natural ladies! This style should turn out amazing on any length as long as you have hair long enough that can roll over the rods!
The Afro Colored twisted Updo!
There are many styles for short hair but when it comes to keeping your natural curls this style wins the game!
Loving the combination of color and simplicity this styles offers.
To top your game, add two twists at the one side of your head (preferably on the right side). Start with a thinner twist and next a bit bigger twist to complete the style.
Due to the color i recommend going jewelry free and focusing on the hair and your face.
But because everyone’s choice is different don’t forget to style it the way that makes YOU feel beautiful!
The Popping Ma curls Out Style!
his styles will fit those that have a bigger curve on their curls. This can be achieved on freshly washed hair, apply a good moisturizing leave in conditioner and top it up with a gel like Eco styler gel for extra hold!
Hey be adventurous by playing around with head scarfs or headbands that will hold your curls on the front in place!
Don’t forget to get that toothbrush you don’t use (hopefully!) to place those baby hairs in place!
The Afro Cut Style!
This style will totally bring out the edgy side of you! I think it works best on summer with a good pair of sun glasses!
This requires minimum to no work. Just make sure your hair is already shaped well. What a good reason to get that hair cut you always wanted, right?!
Some water and gel will do all the work for you as you go your way and let it air dry!
The 3 braided to Top Knot Style!
If you are on one of those lazy days… girl those days are real!
Then you will like this style! It requires less effort BUT you do need to know how to cornrow/braid your hair.
Splitting the front section of your hair into 3 parts and braiding/cornrowing each section towards your hair crow will help you achieve this look.
For the finishing touch use a elastic hair band to hold all that hair into place while the remaining hair at your back rest freely on your shoulders (or at least hang till they reach there!)
The 3-Colore Curly me Up Style!
Three colors into one style? Why not!
Color is in my quick hairstyles for short natural african american hair list! Although too much color is not advisable if you are a hair color love you could try playing around with your hair color to create a unique curly hair style plus getting a similar haircut like the one above!
This style is eye catchy by itself so you would want to go light on all other things around it!
The Oh So Dive Hairstyle!
Okay, So this is one of the best styles i’ve seen for short natural hair! You can’t go wrong with this style and it’s really simple and quick and it’s absolutely stunning hairstyle!
You can’t go wrong with this addition to this quick hairstyles for short natural african american hair list!
The Homie Style!
If You are just chilling and you are looking for a quick style to do then this style is for you!
The only thing that you need is your fingers and knowledge in basic braiding technique like cornrowing hair.
Then You are ready to go!
The Crown me Queen Style!
Last and not least in my quick hairstyles for short natural african american hair list is Hallo cornrow. There is a Queen in everyone of us, it’s up to you and me to discover her.
This is a stunning style not because it’s really simple but it can be accessorized with in many ways!
You can add some floral accessories details to this style to turn it into a fantastic style for a outing with friends or even as a wedding guest!
The Twist in and out Style!
This style will totally look great on ladies that know how to turn heads just with their looks.
I must admit that it takes a little more time to style but it can stay for long if you get it right!
It’s a wrap ladies!
Which one of this quick hairstyles for short natural african american hair did you like the most? Comment bellow and let me know!
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