70 Cute Natural Hairstyles for Black Girls in 2024

Hair is an extremely important facet of every teenage girl’s life. I cannot deny that when I was in school, I would bail out on my friends to take care of my hair. Nowadays, with the power of social media, teenagers readily have a lot of information available to them on how to take care of their hair along with the upcoming trends.

But with this oversaturation of information, they can easily forget their hair is unique to them. That is where the job of a parent begins to guide your teenage daughters and inculcate in them good hair care habits along with appreciation for their natural hair. Let us get to it.

Cute Hairstyles for Black Girls in 2024

Hairstyle for a Toddler

Hairstyle for a Toddler | Hairstyles for Black Girls
Hairstyle for a Toddler

Looking cute! Isn’t she?

Braids with Big Ribbons

Braids with Big Ribbons
@salon.journey

She looks happy!

Braids with RIbbons
@maia_blossom

That smiles tells a story!

Tribal Braids Colors : 4 & Pink

Tribal Braids Colors : 4 & Pink
@dayanididit

She will be the talk of the school!

Braided Flowers

Braided Flowers
@yvonne.braidss

Braids with Ribbons and Beads

Braids with Ribbons and Beads
salon.journey

Braids with Accessories

Braids with Accessories
@gotcoilshairgallery
@salon.journey
Hairstyle with Beads
@hairrayz_glowin

Pretty Updo Style for Teenage Black Girls

Pretty Updo Style for Teenage Black Girls
@coiffed_by_isa

Burgundy Bobs

Burgundy Bobs

No Tension Hair Braids for Kids

No Tension Hair Braids for Kids
no_otherlovelike_this

2 Long Braids for Teens

2 Long Braids
@hairbybribabyyy

Straight Hair with Curls at Ends

Straight Hair with Curls at Ends
@mshairismypassion

Braids with Hearts

Braids with Hearts
@hairbydyme

Natural Hairstyles for Kids

Natural Hairstyles for Kids
@ourcurlyworld

Flower Braids!

Flower Braids
@salon.journey

Knotless Box Braids

Knotless Box Braids
@slayedbyruby

Natural Curls

Natural Curls
@myhairidea9

Impressive Hairstyle for Kids

Impressive Hairstyle for Kids
@shanillia26

Fulani Braids for Kids

Fulani braids for kids
@kyearahsbeauty

French Curls for Black Kids

French Curls for Black Kids
@janetcollection

Bubble Braids for Kids

Bubble Braids for Kids
@shanillia26

Braids with Colorful Rubber Bands

Braids with Colorful Rubber Bands
@shanillia26

Traditional Side Parting

Traditional Side Parting
@_beautybyniyy

Joyful Braids for Kids

Joyful Braids for Kids
@prettypleasesalonsatx

Braided Bliss

Braided Bliss
@prettypleasesalonsatx

Medium Knotless for Kids

Medium Knotless for Kids
@beautybyterimichelle

Twist and Shout

Twist and Shout
@prettypleasesalonsatx

Cool Back To School Braids

BTS braids
BTS braids

Beautiful Braids for Teens

Beautiful Braids for Teens
@prettypleasesalonsatx

Large Knotless for Kids

Large Knotless for Kids
@prettypleasesalonsatx

What is the easiest natural hairstyle to learn for a black teenager?

When a teenager considers a hairstyle, they have to take many things into consideration, like their comfort during school and respective sports practice, along with versatility and style. Whenever a teenager comes to me for a consultation, I always evaluate their strand, and curl pattern, and ask them what their hair concerns are. Only then, do I discuss potential hairstyles with them.

As a teenager, you have many things on your plate and your hairstyle should not be a burden that hinders any of your activities. A good hairstyle for a teenager should be easy to maintain at night and subsequently during the day, and it should be versatile enough for them to style in different ways in the morning.

In my experience, box braids are not only the easiest natural hairstyle for a teenager to learn but it is also versatile and easy to maintain. Box braids are also a wonderful hairstyle that keeps the hair hydrated and moisturized, prevents damage and hair loss, and allows for easy access to the scalp for cleansing. Cornrow braids and stitch braids are other popular hairstyles amongst black teenagers for the same reason.

However, if you are worried about the weight that braided hairstyles can put on your scalp and natural hair, then you can try Bantu knots. Bantu knots are a traditional African hairstyle in which the hair is divided into equal sections which are then turned into a bun that is secured with bobby pins. Space Buns is also another popular hairstyle with a playful vibe.

Can a 15-year-old girl use hair serum?

A hair serum is a leave-in product that is applied to freshly shampooed hair. Different hair serums have different purposes but mostly they are used to lock in moisture and add a protective layer to the hair strand. A good hair serum will reduce frizz, and dryness, and even protect hair from damage incurred during the heat styling process.

A 15-year-old can and should use a hair serum made with natural ingredients that are focused on their hair issues. I recommend opting for a hair serum that focuses on restoring moisture to your hair, providing essential nutrients, and that helps your hair avoid getting tangled and knotted.

What is the most popular black hairstyle amongst black teenage girls?

Every teenage girl is different with different interests and hairstyles. Therefore, there isn’t just one but many hairstyles that are extremely popular among teenage girls. In my experience as a hairstylist, with the recent natural hair movement, most of my teenage clients are opting more and more for hairstyles that celebrate their hair type and heritage rather than conform to Eurocentric hair trends.

Nowadays, I see black teenagers sporting knots, space buns, a short afro, faded cuts, braided bobs, braided ponytails, afro puffs, fluffy pigtails, flat tops, accessorized box braids, butterfly locs, pixie cuts, multi-colored braids. You can tell from these examples that these hairstyles are cute yet stylish but also very functional.

Does frizzy hair mean damaged hair? 

No, frizzy hair doesn’t necessarily mean that your hair is damaged, evenly perfectly healthy hair can get frizzy. Oftentimes frizzing is just the result of our hair absorbing the moisture from our surroundings causing the hair to swell. Other times, frizzing could just happen because of our hair type and hair texture. However, if your hair has started frizzing out of nowhere, then that could be a result of chemically or heat-damaged hair.

How to prevent frizz on Afro hair?

Before I go into detail about how to prevent frizzing of natural afro hair, we must talk about the causes of frizzing of natural hair. The most obvious reason for frizzy hair is dehydrated, dry, damaged, and brittle hair. Our scalp produces natural hair oil that is supposed to keep the hair moisturized before a wash.

However, when your hair is kinky and coily, these natural hair oils are unable to travel from the scalp to the lengths of your hair. Making the hair prone to drying out and becoming brittle between each wash. So, when this dry hair comes in contact with the slightest bit of moisture in the air, whether from sweating or humidity, the hair will start to frizz.

Other causes of hair frizzing include using harsh hair products, like bleach, chemical relaxers, and perming solutions; heat styling your hair regularly, overwashing your hair, washing your hair with hot water instead of warm water, and rubbing your hair while towel drying. Not covering your hair while sleeping, using a cotton pillowcase, and keeping a hairstyle for longer than advised will definitely lead to frizzy hair as well.

Follow these tips to stop your natural hair from frizzing-

  • Wash your hair regularly but only once every 2 to 3 weeks.
  • You can rinse the shampoo from your hair with warm water but always rinse the conditioner off with cold water, as it helps seal in the moisture.
  • Use a shampoo that is hydrating and focuses on frizzing. The shampoo should be paraben and sulfate-free.
  • Wear a hair mask that is rich in protein and other essential nutrients that help repair damaged hair and nourish the hair.
  • Cover your hair in a shower cap after applying a deep conditioner to shampooed hair. To detangle wet hair, use your fingers instead of a comb.
  • Use the towel to squeeze the water out of your hair but don’t rub your hair with the towel.
  • Apply a moisturizer, leave-in conditioner, or a lightweight hair oil to slightly damp air-dried hair to lock in moisture.
  • Heat style your hair sporadically. Use a heat protector whenever using a hot heating tool and set it to the lowest possible setting for the least amount of damage.
  • After uninstalling a protective hairstyle, give your natural hair and scalp a rest before another installation. During this time, nurture your natural hair with a protein hair treatment and a hair oil treatment.
  • Develop an easy nighttime routine that you can follow every day without failing. At the very least, clean your scalp, apply a moisturizer, and cover your hair in a silk or satin hair wrap.

What can a teenage girl do with her natural hair?

Throughout my career, I have been asked this question many times. From experience, I don’t want teenagers to make the same hair mistakes that I did, like chemically relaxing them, bleaching them, applying a lot of heat on them, and choosing styles that pull my hair at the front.

So, whenever I get asked this question by a parent or a teenager, I like to ask them what style they want to get and then I analyze whether their hair is healthy enough to handle that style. I also try my best to dissuade teenagers from getting their hair bleached instead we opt for colored hair extensions. I also like to recommend natural hairstyles that can last them for 4 to 6 weeks and are easy to maintain.

How can I make my teenage daughter’s hair smooth?

If you are worried that your teenage daughter’s natural hair isn’t smooth, then you are in the right place for guidance. First of all, ask yourself this- Is your daughter following her nighttime hair care routine? Is she using the right hair care products? Is she eating a balanced diet? And is she drinking enough water?

Our hair and our skin are a good way for us to gauge how healthy our diet is and if we are drinking sufficient amounts of water. Therefore, to improve the quality of your daughter’s hair, you must make sure that she has a well-balanced diet that includes fresh fruits, yoghurt, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, dark chocolate, fresh vegetables, and meat.

If your daughter still has lackluster hair despite eating nutritious food, then her hair is in need of extra love, which can come in the shape of regular hot oil treatments and protein hair treatments. The best thing about these treatments is that you can do them from the comfort of your home and still get amazing results. Protein treatments have several benefits for natural afro hair. Namely, it reinforces the presence of essential proteins in our hair, which makes the hair healthier and smoother.

It also defines the curls and tames the frizz. You can easily make a protein hair treatment at home by using protein-rich ingredients like eggs, almond oil, yoghurt, bananas, and heavy oils like avocado and coconut hair oil. Apply the hair mask liberally on your daughter’s hair and scalp after wetting them and then cover the hair with a shower cap for at least 30 to 40 minutes before rinsing with shampoo and conditioner.

How do I take care of my teenage daughter’s natural hair? 

Hair is hair, whether you are an adult or a teenager it needs the same amount of care. As a parent, your job is not only to take care of your children but also to make sure that they can take care of themselves when they grow up. I always tell my clients to include their children in their nighttime routine.

By following a nighttime routine together, you will be setting an example for your child. Having an extra pair of hands to reach the back of your head is an added bonus as well. Show your children or teenagers the right way to use the products to avoid buildup, have a clean scalp, and moisturize hair.

Also teach them the best way to prepare their hair for washing, detangle their hair, shampoo, and condition, and moisturize their hair after washing. I would recommend encouraging your teenager to opt for protective hairstyles and sharing healthy styling tips that do not create tension on the scalp and don’t pull the hair too much.

Can a 13-year-old girl use a hair conditioner?

While it is advised not to apply hair conditioner on your child’s hair when they are an infant, however, once they are 5 to 6 years old, they can benefit greatly from a hair conditioner meant for children. By the time they are a teenager, a hair conditioner should be a major part of their wash routine.

Whenever you are buying a conditioner for your teenager keep the following things in mind- their hair texture, curl pattern, and any hair issues they are facing. A good conditioner should repair and replenish damaged hair, deeply nourish the hair strands, and provide your hair with ample moisture and hydration. You should look for conditioners with ingredients like wheat protein, shea butter, aloe vera, cocoa butter, and coconut oil.

How to style short black hair for school?

There are many hairstyles for teenagers with short hair that are appropriate for schools. Some of the most popular styles are braided updos, space buns, afro with a braided side part, pixie cuts, box braid bobs, bubble braids, high or low buns, wash and go, and twist out.

In this section, I am going to teach you how to fashion your own hair or your child’s hair into bubble braids, which are super easy and suitable for all hair types.

1) Hair preparation- Shampoo, condition, and moisturize your hair as you would normally do. Let your hair dry naturally. Afterward, detangle them with a wide-toothed comb.

2) Stretch your hair- This is an optional step but it makes it really easy to manage hair. You can opt for an overnight non-heat stretching method or simply blow dry your hair with a brush.

3) Prepare your workstation- To achieve bubble braids you need durable elastic rubber bands (in whichever color you desire), curl cream, hair gel, a spray bottle with water, and a rat tail comb.

4) Divide Your Hair Into Sections- Divide your hair into sections and secure the sections with hair gel. Use a comb to distribute the gel evenly. Tie a rubber band around each section to create small ponytails.

5) Add elastic rubber bands- Depending upon how large or small you want the bubbles to be, you’ll add the rubber bands. Pick a section and apply curl cream to it. Detangle with your hands and a brush and then start adding the elastic bands at equal distance. Repeat the process in other sections.

6) Puff Up the Bubble Braids- Tease the hair to create the bubble braids. Now, lock the style with a spray gel.

Why is my teenage daughter’s hair so dry?

Dry hair is extremely common among children and teenagers because you can’t constantly help them take proper care of their hair. There are so many reasons for dry hair, let us take a look.

1) Product build-up- To maintain your hair’s health and keep it moisturized and happy in between washes, you have to apply a lot of products. However, when you prolong a hairstyle and don’t wash your hair properly afterward, you’ll notice that your hair is becoming dry and brittle. This is because the buildup is making it difficult for your hair to absorb moisture.

2) Overwashing- On the flip side of not washing your hair properly, you have washed your hair too often. Overwashing your hair is a major cause of not just dryness but also hair loss, dandruff, and hair damage. Overwashing damages your hair in the same way that brushing your teeth more than two times a day can harm your teeth and gums.

You shampoo your scalp to get rid of dirt and buildup but when you overwash, you are not allowing for this dirt and buildup to accumulate. In between washes, a healthy scalp will produce natural oils that will keep the scalp and the hair moisturized. However, overwashing will disrupt the production of natural oil and cause the scalp to dry out.

3) Using Heating Tools Regularly- Heating tools for styling are meant to be used as seldom as possible. Blow dryers, curling irons, and curling combs help us achieve our desired hairstyle by dehydrating our. Prolonged use of heating tools will not only make your hair dry and brittle but it will also alter your curl pattern.

4) You are not moisturizing your hair properly- Natural hair needs to be moisturized thoroughly after a hair wash and every day in between hair washes. Moisturizing your hair is a non-negotiable part of your hair care routine because naturally curly and kinky hair is prone to drying out and becoming brittle.

Remedies for Dry hair

If your teenage daughter has dry hair and you want to make it healthy again then follow these tips-

1) Do not style your hair with heating tools too often- Heat styling is extremely damaging for your hair as it dehydrates your hair and damages your curl pattern. It also damages your hair cuticle and creates split ends. Therefore, you should style your hair with heating tools as rarely as possible, at the lowest temperature setting, and after reinforcing your hair with a protective layer, like a hair serum, mousse, or moisturizer.

2) Include water-based moisturizer in your routine- If your daughter’s hair is exceptionally dry, then I recommend applying a water-based moisturizer to her hair at night and then encouraging her to moisturize it once again in the middle of the day. Look for a moisturizer that contains aloe vera juice and other hydrating ingredients.

3) Wrap your hair at night- Sleeping on a cotton pillowcase without wrapping your hair in a silk satin can be very damaging for black hair as the friction caused between your hair and the pillowcase leads to breakage. Plus, cotton will absorb the moisture from your hair, making it dry. Therefore, before going to bed, clean your scalp, apply curling cream and moisturizer, style your hair (so that it is comfortable to sleep in), and then wrap it in a silk or satin bonnet.

4) Wash your hair with cold water- It is advised to wash your hair with cold water. During the winters, it is best to wash your hair with warm or lukewarm water instead of cold water but it is never ok to wash your hair with hot water. When our hair comes in contact with hot water, the hair follicles start to open up and the high temperatures destroy the keratin protein present in the hair, subsequently making the hair brittle and dry.

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