If you have natural hair that is medium-length, you probably do not realize how lucky you are. This length is the most versatile, and you can try a lot of natural hairstyles which are also simple and comfortable. We will show you some of the most popular black natural hairstyles for medium length hair that you can rock this season!
Hairstyles for natural hair of middle length
African ladies who have natural hair can try plenty of options and look absolutely unique. Medium hair is probably the best for experimenting – you can include a lot of various elements in your new look. If you have had the same hairstyle for ages and have no idea where to start with your new one, you can have a quick look at this compilation of popular options. We hope you will get inspired by these lovely hairstyles for black women!
1. Natural curls with flat twist
If you are not keen on wearing the full updo, you can simply pull your hair away from your face. This interesting hairstyle can work both as an everyday look and the special event one. By the way, dividing your hair into sections has a lot of appeal and dimension.
2. Double buns on natural hair
In case you love the playful hairstyle and are planning on going out with friends, you can gather your natural hair into double buns. It is quite easy and quick, and you can decorate your double buns with different hairpins, beads, and other stuff to make it more unique and memorable.
3. Chunky flat twist updo
In case you have been using the flat twists for creating the twist-out hairstyles with texture, you can also try something new with this chunky flat twist. It is chic and would go well for a special occasion. It will definitely attract the eye of everyone in the room.
4. Skinny side braids
While the curls are outright gorgeous, the curls combined with braids will give a double effect. A couple of side braids will help to pull your naturally curly hair away from the face and add some charm to your look. It will perfectly suit for the night out in town with your friends. This hairstyle is versatile and it takes not so long to style it.
5. Half-up double buns
This hairstyle is definitely something new. It is good for keeping your hair away from your face while also showing the volume and beauty of your natural hair. This style is perfect for casual outings when you would like your hair to look fun and cute without a lot of effort.
6. The bun with curly bangs
Attractive, fresh and trendy – this hairdo will make you the center of attention. The lovely bangs will help to emphasize the beauty of your eyes and add some softness to your general look, in contrast to the rather severe look of complete pull back. It is one of the most interesting black natural curly hairstyles for medium hair, which definitely reflects the spirit of Africa.
7. Natural frohawk
This is one of the edgiest updos for natural hair. It will perfectly show your texture and add some unique African glamour to your image. Besides, it is really easy to style, and it visually makes your face look slim. You can also decorate it with side braids or shaved out patterns if you wish.
8. Messy half-updo
For the most rebellious girls, there is a messy semi-updo option, which will definitely make everyone talk about you. Making a half-up ponytail will leave a lot of room to demonstrate the volume and texture of your curly hair. This look will help you pump it up when you feel like regular curls look slightly flat on you.
9. Twin Dutch braid buns
While this hairdo looks elite and classy, it can also look cool and edgy, depending on which style you choose to combine with it. Either way, the braid buns look absolutely cute on middle length natural hair, and everyone will admire your ability to make creative hairstyles.
10. Natural curls updo with a hair wrap
There is no woman who would not suit this lovely hairstyle. Headwrap always makes you look on point, and this look can be used for the days when you feel like your natural hair is not cooperative enough, or when you are out of time. By the way, the wrap also protects your hair from breakage and is suitable for almost every occasion.
11. Four flat twists into two low buns
For middle-length hair, there is no better hairstyle. It showcases your individuality and makes you look like you descend from royalty. Even though braided hairstyles require some skill or help from your friends or stylist, this one is quite easy to do even for the beginners. This look will last for long and protect your natural hair.
12. Jumbo bun
This hairstyle is both dramatic and sophisticated. The African women gather their fluffy hair into jumbo buns for any occasion – it can be good both for a regular working day and for a wedding day or other special event. It is especially great for showing the beautiful facial features. You can dye it in some interesting color or leave your own.
13. Braided bangs pigtails
Any middle-length natural hair can be easily turned into a masterpiece – just try the braided bangs pigtails, and you will not regret your decision. The division of the hair into parts combined with a ponytail will turn your usual hairstyle into something absolutely unique.
14. Twisted crown bun
You can say there is nothing special in the bun hairstyle. However, when you need to gather your hair into a bun, you can spice it up with adding some twists. Besides, in case you are growing your hair, or are in the process of transition to natural, this hairstyle is a good way to protect it.
15. Headscarf Mohawk curls
Some risky women like the Mohawk hairstyle, which is quite easy to make when you have natural hair. The bright and colorful headscarf will make your hairstyle even more attractive and eye-capturing. With this hairstyle, you will also show your volume and texture of your natural hair in the best way.
16. Triple buns
If double buns are interesting, triple buns are simply stunning! The multiple buns are the new rising trend specifically for girls who have medium length hair. Middle-length haired women have just enough hair material for creating the light buns that will not bother you and will still look great.
17. Two-stranded twists: side style
Shoulder-length braids are a really nice style for women with medium length hair, but what about adding some nice twists to the simplicity of the braids? You can gather them together on the side, and wear the hairstyle for all the day long, without worries about it being worn-out.
18. Natural curls with bangs
In case you are completely satisfied with your natural hair look, but you want to make a brand new addition, you should probably consider adding bangs to the curls. They make a lovely frame for your face, emphasize your eyes, and add some kind of lightness. With this hairstyle, the volume of your hair will look amazing.
19. Flat twist bangs bun
Making the bangs flat twist is a good way to keep your hair protected and adding the dimension to your regular bun hairstyle. If you are a fan of buns and are looking for something new that could add style to your hair, you can use this easy technique and breathe a whole new life into the regular bun.
20. Chunky Bantu knot hairstyle
Who does not love Bantu knots? They are one of the most popular ethnic hairstyles for beautiful black women with natural hair. They also can be done in any way you like – either more knots that are smaller or fewer knots that are larger. Usually, women with middle-length hair choose the second option. However, you can always experiment with Bantu knots and make them your own.
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21. Middle-length twist out texture
In case you feel like changing something, but not radically, then the twist out hairstyle is an ideal solution. It will make your hair stand out from the crowd and frame your beautiful face perfectly. Decorating it with interesting elements like beads will be even better.
22. Flat twist pigtails
These are quick to style, simple to wear, and incredibly cute to rock in public. Whether it is a busy workday or a party weekend, these twisted pigtails will add some charm to your image and make you look absolutely trendy. This hairstyle would be amazing for these ladies who like the elegant feminine style and prefer keeping their strands safe.
23. Side twists & top knot
This is quite an unusual, but still lovely and elegant choice for medium-haired women. In case you are a fan of a classic top knot and would like to experience something new, you can add the twists to the side of your head. They can be a new touch in your look, and captivate attention.
24. Pulled back ponytail
If you do not have a lot of time for styling your hair in an unusual way, the simple ponytail could work well too! It is good for basically every occasion, no matter if it is the office meeting or party with close friends.
25. Flat twists all over
The braided twists all over your hair are a great decision because it will make you look young and refreshed. This style is also perfect for women who love sports – it looks both simple and trendy, and it will not bother you when you are doing sporty activities. Aside that, flat twists are great style for vacation, where you would not want to be worried about your hairstyle.
26. Flexi rod curls and side braids
The curls called flexi rods are popular among those women who would like to put some spiral texture in their hair. They are great for making your hair bouncy and adding extra volume. Sometimes, ladies have interesting ideas about additional touches to their flexi rods, for example adding some side braids which will make the look even fancier.
27. Goddess braids
These braids are chunky, and they will make your medium length hairstyle look thick and healthy. For replicating this look, you will have to pull the braids apart and use a good amount of moisturizer to prevent the frizz and messiness of your goddess braids. Generally, this look will truly make you look like an elegant ancient goddess.
28. Natural braid-out
You will surely appreciate the twist-out and braid-out hairstyles if you love some texture and extra volume for your medium-length ethnic hair. The braid-outs are a good option when you want to make your curly hair bouncy and elastic, and prevent the damage that can be done to your hair by natural factors like heat.
29. Double-stranded twist updo
Medium-length hair can be put together in an elegant updo, which can be done with the help of two-strand twists. For creating this lovely hairstyle, you can twist two sections of your hair at both sides, and then pin them together at the back of your head into the bun. This hair is definitely a new and creative outlook on simple bun and twists.
30. Pineapple updo
Finally, we present to you the classic and creative hairstyle for women who feel like rock stars deep inside. It is also one of the easiest hairstyles, and you will not have to spend a lot of time on it. You can try this one when you are running out of time or if you have been wearing a more complicated hairstyle for a few days in a row before. This one will definitely attract people’s looks!
This was the list of the hottest and trendiest hairstyles for natural medium-length hair. As you can see, most of them are based on simple buns, twists, updos, and curls. Natural hair has a lot of room for creativity, so go ahead and create your own hairstyle that you will wear with pride!
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