It’s that time again — summer is winding down and it’s time to head back to school. As your relaxing summer schedule comes to a close, your school schedule will pick back up, meaning you’ll probably be looking for the best ways to make use of your time — and when it comes to curly hair, an easy routine means you’ll have more time to spend hitting the books, catching up with friends, and balancing those extra-curriculars. 

Naturally Curly has rounded up 10 Quick and Easy styles for the college curly girl on the go so you can spend less time in front of the mirror and more time enjoying college life. 

1. Braided pigtails

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Who knew braided pigtails could be so stylish?! And to dress this simple style up you can add in some gold charms, colorful beads, or a silk scarf

2. Curly Pouf

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All you need is a hair tie, a brush, and some gel (if you wish), and you can keep your curls out your face with this cute curly pouf style! 

3. Flat Twist Buns

This simple style is Mae's go-to protective style when her hair needs a break.

4. Headwrap

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Not only are scarves a great fashion statement, they also keep those curls hidden on days where you have a 9am class and don’t feel like spending extra time on your curls. 

5. Senegal Twists

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Wanting to change your look for back to school? Try rocking twists! The only upkeep you’ll need to keep in mind is oiling your scalp and the occasional root wash if you wish — otherwise, you’re good to go. 

6. Halo braid 

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Look like an angel with this cute halo braid. If you want to rock it for a few days, just wrap your hair at night to protect with braid, and you’ll be ready to go the next day. 

7. Messy hair, don’t care

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Another scarf look that uses the scarf as a headband! 

8. High puffs

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Space buns — a fun look to rock to class, the football game, or a party! 

9. Box braids

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Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t rock a protective style! We’re love how these box braids are rocked in a low ponytail. 

10. Top bun

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For a more sleek look that you can take from class to your internship, we recommend this top bun, slicked back with your favorite edge control!

What's your go-to style you wear on the go?

This article has been updated.