A twist-out is an easy natural hairstyle for short hair that African-American women can use to achieve full curls sans heat. It’s a popular protective style among the “naturalistas”.

Flat-Twist with Twist Out

If you are blessed with curly hair and seek a low-maintenance hairstyle, try one of these short natural hairstyles for black women.

Half Shaved Natural Hairstyle

For those trying to figure out new and trendy ways to style short natural hair, go for a tapered cut with trimmed sides, long bangs, and a lot of loose, curly tendrils piled high on the top of the head.

Cute Natural Tapered Cut

Natural hairstyles for short hair don’t limit your creativity. Vary the length and show off your curls in their natural beauty. Blend colors, try new finishes and accents to dress up your gorgeous curly look.

Pretty Pixie for Short Natural Hair

Short, natural haircuts can be styled as creatively as longer hair. The side braids that are directed upwards and adorned with golden cuffs give this short hair an extra air of elegance.

Asymmetrical Side-Swept Afro

If you need a quick and easy protective style for your black, natural curls, try an updo with flat twists running towards the crown of your head where you can add some extensions if you want.

Flat Twists Updo for Very Short Hair

Long bangs that fall over the eyes are a great way to show off your twist out curls. The cute Bantu knots are a popular option for women seeking natural African American hairstyles that pay homage to the past.

Short Curls with Side Bantu Knots

Here is one of the best hairstyles for short natural hair, especially if you want an updo to show off your curls. The upward braids draw the eye to those adorable twisted curls on top.

Flat Twisted Mohawk Updo