Worried that you cannot find the right hairstyle for your type 4c hair? We’ve got you. In this article, you’ll be getting 20 of the best hairstyles for your natural hair type. Whether your hair is long, short, or medium, these styles are definitely ones you’ll slay in. 

1. Two-strand twists

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A go-to hairstyle for many naturals, this hairstyle involves splitting a section of your natural hair into two equal parts and then wrapping both parts around each other from roots to tips.

This video by Glow Up with Paige shows you how to do two-strand twists:

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2. Puff with bangs

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Another favorite amongst naturals, this is created by leaving some hair in front, brushing the rest of your hair up, and securing it with a band.

Ginette Kofigah shares this tutorial on how to achieve the hairstyle:

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3. The halo

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Also called the crown, this simple yet chic hairstyle is achieved by braiding the hair from both sides of the head to meet at the back.

Mona B’s YouTube tutorial shows you an easy way to achieve this hairstyle in less than three minutes:

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4. French roll

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The beautiful thing about this sophisticated hairstyle is that it is one of the easiest to create. First of all, you start by sectioning your hair in front. Next, you sweep one side of your hair to the middle and secure it with bobby pins. After that, you pull the hair left out on the other side to overlap the one that you just worked on and then pin it as well. Finally, you pull the hair in front to the back and tuck it in with a pin. In this tutorial, Igbocurls Chinwe Juliet teaches you how to achieve this four-minute hairstyle:

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5. Three-strand twist

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Another member of the twists family, this hairstyle is created by splitting a section of your hair into three equal parts and then wrapping each part around the other to create a finish uniquely distinct from the two-strand twists. Igbocurl Chinwe Juliet’s detailed video tutorial shows you how to achieve the three-strand twist hairstyle:

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6. Straw curls

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One of the best ways to get well-defined bouncy curls, this hairstyle can be created by rolling your hair with a pack of straws. In this how-to video by TheChicNatural, you can learn to do straw curls by yourself at home:

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7. Flat twists

20 Gorgeous Hairstyles for 4c Hair
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Yet another member of the Twists family, flat twists are an alternative to the traditional cornrows. This hairstyle involves weaving the hair into twists that lay flat on your head. You can then choose to either rock them like that or pop on a wig. This DIY video by Tyiece explains how you can flat twists your natural hair:

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8. The Cinnabun

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A hairstyle, for all occasions, is created by first brushing and securing the hair into a puff with an elastic band, followed by rolling some strands of that puff from tips to roots and then pinning it down. YouTuber MyCrownofCurls demonstrates how you can create the Cinnabun look on your natural 4c hair:

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9. Frohawk

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Loud and proud, this hairstyle is a blend of the “afro” and the “mohawk” hairstyles, hence the portmanteau “frohawk”. It is created by sweeping and pinning both sides of the hair to the middle part of the head and then leaving the hair in the middle to hang loose.  Cedya CC’s video tutorial shows you how to achieve this hairstyle:

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10. Bantu knots

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A classic, this hairstyle is a way to celebrate your African roots. It is done by rolling a section of your hair to form a knot. DIY enthusiast, Breanna Rutter, shows a step-by-step method on how you can achieve the Bantu knots:

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11. Cornrows

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One of the go-to hairstyles for keeping your natural hair flat under a wig, it is created by parting a section of the hair into a row and then braiding flat on the head. Tyiece’s detailed video tutorial shows how to do cornrows:

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12. Rod sets

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Another way to achieve maximum curls definition is created by rolling/wrapping your hair with rollers (perm rods, flexi rods, sponge rods, etc). Watch Nae2Curly’s video for a practical way to create a rod set hairstyle:

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13. Wash n go

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This hairstyle is created by applying a leave-in conditioner and hair gel to your freshly-washed soaking wet hair for that extra curl definition. Literally, wash and go. LaToya Ebony Hair shares this guide on how to achieve the hairstyle:

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14. Space buns

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The space buns are a playful chic hairstyle that can be achieved by parting a vertical line in the middle of the head from front to back. Next, the hair on either side of the hair is brushed and tied into a puff. For a visual guide on how to create this hairstyle by yourself, watch Whitney Madueke’s tutorial:

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15. Rope twists

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Yet another member of the twists family, involves splitting a section of hair into two equal parts and rolling each part before twisting. The result? Rope-like coily twists that make others stare in awe. Follow Kurly Krissy’s guide on how to achieve this hairstyle:

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16. Low bun

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Elegant and dashing, this hairstyle is created by brushing your hair to the back and tying it in a puff. With hair gel and a satin or silk scarf, you can give it that extra sleek look.

This YouTuber, Olusola, teaches you how to achieve the style:

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17. Half up half down

20 Gorgeous Hairstyles for 4c Hair
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Another fun hairstyle to rock, this is created by creating a horizontal line from ear to ear, and then pulling the hair in front into a puff while the hair at the back hangs loose. Tiktoker Shuhrawn shows how you can achieve this simple hairstyle in minutes:

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18. Afro

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Sometimes, the best hairstyle is the one that stands out – literally. Many naturals say the Afro is a way to pay homage to one’s African heritage. This tutorial by Quijuandas shows how to create the Afro in less than five minutes:

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19. Silk press

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What’s a way to get that relaxed hair look without actually relaxing your natural hair? A silk press! This hairstyle involves blow-drying, flat ironing, and trimming the hair to create a glossy smooth-to-the-touch finish. Shell Grows Hair’s video tutorial explains how you can achieve a silk press hairstyle:

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20. Finger coils

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A hairstyle that never misses, this is created by twirling some strands of hair around your finger from roots to tips, until your entire hair is covered in finger coils. Watch Chizi Duru’s video on how to do finger coils:

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