During my natural hair journey, Instagram has been the go-to place for me to find hairstyles I can rock when I’m feeling bored with my routine styling. Are you stuck in the same boat and looking for some inspiration? Naturally Curly has you covered with the top 15 Instagram-worthy hairstyles you can try!

Wash n Go with a Headband

Image: @msnaturallymary

Bored with your typical wash-n-go? I recommend adding a little something extra to the style, like Mary did with her beautiful gold headband. 

Beaded Braids:

Image: @palesakgasane

So you’ve done braids before, but now you want something with a little more fun. This beaded braid look is one of my favorite braided styles ever — yes, ever — because of its unique twists on the typical box braid style. The beads at the end makes this look the ultimate head-turner, and you can even change the beads to another color or go bold and do multiple colors. Also, I suspect this will be a popular summer 2019 style for naturalistas.

Braidout with a Hat:

Image: @zigbeswick

Keeping natural hair moisturizer and hydrating during the winter months is no easy task — and if protective styles aren’t your jam, try doing your regular style, but adding a cute hat or beret to protect some of those curls. Also, if you’re working with second or third day braid out hair, this is a perfect way to dress up the style to keep it looking fresh!

Space Buns


This look is out of this world! If you’re wanting to have a little fun with your look, space buns is a great move — and all hair types can rock it. We recommend using the CURLS Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste, which is great at smoothing flyaways and laying down edges! Princess Leia herself would definitely approve these buns.

Half-up Half-down with Bantu Knots

Image: @curly.edgy

Switch up your basic half-up half-down style by adding a few bantu knots in the front. This style is fierce and can be acheieved in less than 10 minutes.

Updo with Faux Bangs

Image: @charrvictory

This is one of my personal go-to’s and a style I learned from Instagram! For people with type 4 hair, which is more prone to get tangled, I recommend these updo styles to keep your hair from knotting when it’s down. I also love this style because you can semi-fake bangs by parting some of your hair at the front of your head and braiding or twists your strands.

Box Braids

Image: @gessflyy

Honestly, you can never go wrong with box braids, especially when you make the style fun and add gold clips throughout. To keep your braids fresh and hydrated, I recommend using the Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Coconut Oil Strong Roots Spray, which has ethically and sustainably sourced Coconut Oil and Tahitian Monoï, to keep locs and braids healthy and strong.

Braided Ponytail

Image: @leniza_evy 

This braided high ponytail is giving us Beyonce’s Formation world tour vibes — and we’d do anything to remotely look like Queen B herself. If you’re a decent braider, you’ll find this style easy to rock. Watch this video for a step-by-step tutorial.

Twisted Updo

Image: @kemilewis

This style is definitely a head turner! Whether you’re doing on a nice date or going to an important business meeting, this detailed updo can dress just about any look up. 

Criss Cross Braided Ponytail Puff

Image: @sheshe_themodel

Big, fluffy ponytails are a look that never goes out of style. On days you want to keep your hair out your face, but still want to look fierce, we recommend giving this style a try. The braided pattern at the front of the hair plays up the normal slicked-down, low ponytail look we often see.

Which hairstyles are you going to try? Let us know below! If you’re still looking for more ideas, check out our Instagram for inspiration!