No-heat natural hair styles
No-heat natural hair styles

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27 Really Gorgeous No-Heat Natural Hair Styles

By Jacqueline Samaroo

Natural, curly hair is quite versatile and can be styled in a mind-boggling number of ways. What many naturalistas aim for, however, is to go heat-free while enjoying their hair’s awesome versatility. If you are looking to embrace no-heat natural hair styles for your curls, then these 27 photos will give you plenty of inspiration!

Wash and Go

No-heat natural hair styles - wash and go

 

What’s one of the biggest perks of going natural? Showing off your curls after a wash and go, of course. Or, in this case, your naturally beautiful and mesmerizing zig-zags!

 

 

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Bantu Knots

No-heat natural hair styles - Bantu knots

 

When it comes to protective styling for curly hair, Bantu knots are one no-heat natural hair style you should try. Do a few large knots, as shown here, or plenty of smaller ones. You’ll be stylin’ and ready for summer either way!

 

 

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Bantu Knot Out

No-heat natural hair styles - Bantu knot out

 

Talk about taking the “Wow” factor up a notch! This blue Bantu knot-out has got curls for days!

 

 

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Twists

No-heat natural hair styles - twists

 

Twists come in all sizes and lengths and these long, chunky twists nail the style perfectly.  As far as no-heat natural hair styles go, they’re super quick, too!

 

 

 

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Flat Twists

No-heat natural hair styles - flat twist

 

The flat twist is one of many protective styles for natural hair. You can have yours professionally done or learn how to flat twist on your own so you can rock the style any time you like!

 

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Twist-Out

No-heat natural hair styles - twist out

 

Curly girls are very good at getting two beautiful natural hairstyles out of one. So, flaunt your curls in twists for a while then transform your twists into a super curly twist out like the one shown here.

 

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Perm Rod Set

No-heat natural hair styles - perm rod set

 

Perm rods aren’t just for processed hair. Naturalistas put them to good use, too. For a true no-heat natural hair style, let your hair air dry after setting – then, work those curls, girl!

 

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Flexi rod set

No-heat natural hair styles - flexi rod set

 

Lovely, soft, and flowing curls are what you get with a flexi rod set. Don’t be afraid to try it on your own curls – get help from our recent post, How To Use Flexi Rods On Natural Hair for Best Results – 10 Answers.

 

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Afro

No-heat natural hair styles - afro

 

Oh, the ‘fro!  It’s big hair at its curly, kinky finest. Add a front part, as shown here, or let the curls fall where they may. The ‘fro won’t mind – it takes on an empowering life of its own!

 

 

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Frohawk

No-heat natural hair styles - frohawk

 

Want a no-heat natural hair style that’s edgy at the same time? The frohawk is the answer, girl!

 

 

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Afro Puffs

No-heat natural hair styles - afro puffs

 

An asymmetrical side part, hair accessory beads, plus beautifully laid and decorated edges – these afro puffs get lots of loving!

 

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Teeny Weeny Afro

No-heat natural hair styles - teeny weeny afro

 

The teeny weeny afro blends sophisticated beauty with easy maintenance. Thinking of going for your own big chop? Find some helpful TWA care tips here.

 

 

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Tapered Cut

No-heat natural hair styles - tapered cut

 

Long in the front and short in the back, the tapered cut has a way of accentuating your face. Plus, this no-heat natural hair style cuts your washing, detangling, and styling time in half!

 

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Tapered Teeny Weeny Afro

No-heat natural hair styles - tapered teeny weeny afro

 

The tapered teeny weeny afro is just one way to wear your curls after your big chop. And as you can see here, it can be a pretty fierce choice!

 

 

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Locs with Shaved Side

No-heat natural hair styles - locs with shaved sides

 

What’s not to love about this natural hairstyle? It’s sheer confidence and elegance rolled into one – and it’s bringing on the inspo! Can you feel it?

 

 

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Cornrows

No-heat natural hair styles - cornrows

 

Cornrows can be done in a myriad of increasingly intricate designs, turning the wearer’s head into an intriguing work of art. However, the classic “rows” as we see them here, will NEVER go out of style!

 

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Cornrows and Bantu Knots

No-heat natural hair styles - cornrows and Bantu knots

 

Cornrows and curly Bantu knots combine to create this fauxhawk. It’s the ideal look for those who really like the style but aren’t willing to commit to the shaved sides of a true mohawk.

 

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Box Braids

No-heat natural hair styles - box braids

 

Box braids are the go-to protective style for many natural curlies. Whether done with just your hair or with extensions for added length, they can be super convenient for those with a busy schedule or transitioning hair.

 

 

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Micro Braids

No-heat natural hair styles - microbraids

 

Micro braids are not for the faint of heart. They can take many hours over several days to install but the result is usually worth the time – and the butt pain from all that sitting!

 

 

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Halo Braid

No-heat natural hair styles - halo braid

 

This is a much-loved look for both brides and formal occasions. You can achieve it on your own, too, with some practice. Learn how to make a halo of your crown with this quick tutorial.

 

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Senegalese Twists

No-heat natural hair styles - Senegalese twists

 

Smooth, long, two-strand twists are the main features of the Senegalese twist. Add your own sense of style with color or by choosing either thinner or chunkier twists.

 

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Braid-Out

No-heat natural hair styles - braid out

 

This is one of the easiest ways to show off your natural curl pattern but with added waves created by the braids. The look is similar to a twist out but with more elongation, especially if done on dry, stretched hair.

 

 

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High Puff

No-heat natural hair styles - high puff 2

 

The high puff is a good style for preserving the length of your hair while you wear it loose. It beautifully showcases your natural curls – and it can be done on short hair, too.

 

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Low Puff

No-heat natural hair styles - low puff

 

If you want a sleek style without over-manipulating your hair, then the low puff is a really good choice. Don’t you just love this perfectly formed puff? We do!

 

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Pineapple

No-heat natural hair styles - pineapple

 

The quick and easy pineapple is like the ultimate cheat when it comes to chic styling of your curly hair. It also pairs nicely with off-the-shoulder tops, as shown here.

 

 

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High Bun

No-heat natural hair styles - high bun

 

We know – not everyone’s high bun will be the masterpiece we see here! It’s still a wonderful no-heat natural hairstyle choice when you want a truly sophisticated look.

 

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Low Bun

No-heat natural hair styles - low bun

 

The low bun sits at your nape with the front of your hair slicked back to accentuate your face. You can go for a smoothed bun or one that’s done more loosely, as in this pic, with your natural curl pattern on full display.

 

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See one (or a few) that you plan on giving a try? Let us know!