115 Hairstyles for Black Girls to Look Trendy in 2020

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As the new decade begins, we all want to look our best all the time, especially if you go out for a particular formal event where the spotlight is on you. Deciding to come up with a hairstyle every day for a different event is a lot of pressure. It’s even worse when you have no idea about what type of hairstyle to put on and if it will suit you or not.

Now, you don’t have to worry because we’ve mentioned some of the best hairstyles for natural hair below. You can use these as inspiration for your next look.  In fact, you don’t even have to worry about it not suiting you. After all, the best thing about natural hair is that it’s strong enough and beautiful to go with any hairstyle.

Box Braids

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Box braids are one of the most stylish braids that look great on natural hair and gives them a very trendy look. Box braids go well on all hair types, whether short or long, but the ultimate look depends on how you present it. Long box braids are a very stylish way to show off your box braids. If you want to feel like a girly girl, add a pink or purple headband. This is the perfect hairstyle for an everyday school look.

High Braided Pony

High Braided Pony

Every girl is fond of wearing a ponytail. This is usually the case when they go to school or live an active lifestyle because it prevents your hair from coming onto your face. In order to make your ponytail unique, you can try out this high braided pony hairstyle. All you have to do is braid all your hair using any braiding technique and tie them up in a high ponytail.

Bubble Ponytail

Bubble Ponytail

The bubble ponytail hairstyle is another unique and different version of the standard ponytail. For this look, start by making a simple low ponytail. Then, tie six hair ties on your ponytail, keeping a distance between each in order to create a bubbly effect. Remember to puff up your hair while putting on the hair tie. This hairstyle is perfect for any formal outing and will look absolutely stunning on you or your little girl.

Curly High Ponytail

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As you can see how versatile ponytails are and you can use them on any hair type, this curly high ponytail hairstyle is the perfect way to show off your beautiful and voluminous curls. If you don’t have natural curls, curl your hair with a curling iron and tie it in a ponytail. Make sure to use hair potent to keep your curls from opening up. Add a unique touch to your ponytail and braid the top portion of your hair into French or any other type of braid.

Voluminous Loose Curls

Voluminous Loose Curls black girl

Sometimes you don’t really need a particular hairstyle that involves tying up your hair or trying out different styles. You can choose to go simple with loose curls. This is the best way to showcase your natural curls. If you don’t have natural curls, you can create loose curls with a curling iron. Once you’ve curled your hair, set it properly with a hair setting spray, and you’re good to go.

Rihanna’s Sleek Ponytail

Locking for a hairstyle that screams elegance and grace? You’ve got to try out this Rihanna inspired sleek low ponytail. You can match this hairstyle with a long satin gown and some chunky earrings. Add some shine to your ponytail for a glowing look using a proper hair serum.  So get ready to rock that low, sleek ponytail and feel like Rihanna.

Curly Pigtails with Braids

Curly Pigtails with Braids

If you want to bring back the pigtail era with  a bang, these curly pigtails with braids hairstyle are the perfect way to do that. Not to mention, it’s a great hairstyle for all the young girls out there. All you have to do is take the top portion of your hair and French braid it. Then, divide the lower section of your hair into two parts and tie them into ponytails.

Half up Half down Bun

Half up Half down Bun black girl

The half up half down bun hairstyle is perfect for you if you don’t want your hair fully tied up or left open. All you have to do is take a little portion of your hair and tie it into a top knot. Leave the rest of the hair open. If you want to add more volume to your hair, curl or crimp your left out hair for a stylish effect. This hairstyle will go perfectly with any outfit and I’m sure you can rock it at just about any event.

Double Half Buns

Double Half Buns black girl

Double half buns hairstyles are the cutest hairstyles that go well on any girl and make them look cuter. In order to achieve this hairstyle, take half of your hair and tie it into two separate high buns. Leave the rest o your hair  open and curl it to give your hair a dramatic effect. You can also opt to leave a few curl bangs on your forehead.

Side Bun with Twists

Side Bun with Twists black girl

Side bun with twists is a very elegant looking hairstyle that will suit formal events like weddings and corporate parties. All you have to do is twist all your hair tightly. You can twist your hair into Senegalese twists if you like and make a proper bun at the side of your hair. This will make it look like your twists connect with your bun.

Chunky Twists Bun

Chunky Twists Bun

If you have thick, strong hair, you should definitely try out this chunky twist bun hairstyle. All you have to do is create very thick twists, and secure all of them into a big elegant bun at the nape of the neck. This hairstyle speaks elegance and will go perfectly well for any formal occasion or gathering.

Top Knot with Spring Curls

Top Knot with Spring Curls black girl

If you love showcasing your thick spaghetti type curly hair, you can showcase them in this cute, stylish top knot with spring curls hairstyle. This hairstyle is one of the easiest hairstyles. All you need to do is tie a proper top knot and leave the rest of your curly hair loose. If you want to add a more girly touch you can place a cute little bow in the center of the top knot. This is the perfect hairstyle for a cute little girl.

Braided Updo Hairstyle

Braided Updo Hairstyle

This is another Updo hairstyle. It’s similar to the other hairstyles, with the exception that you make the knot out of braids.  You can use any braiding style to braid your hair and put it up in an Updo hairstyle. Braids and buns are the perfect hairstyle combination and will make you attain a very striking and stylish look. You can pull off this hairstyle with anything from your closet.

Criss-Cross Updo

Criss-Cross Updo

Sometimes Updo hairstyles may look a bit too big for a young girl. Hence, you can try out this fancy criss-cross Updo hairstyle. Divide your hair into parts and braid them. Pinup the braids together, keeping in mind the criss-cross design and tie the remaining hair from the braid around the bun. You also have to tie the remaining hair left out, in a high bun. The criss-cross style is a unique hairstyle and will look absolutely stunning on you or your little girl.

Side-Swept Ringlets

Side-Swept Ringlets black girl

If you’re aiming for a natural funky look, these side-swept ringlets are just what you need. This is the best way to show off your fancy and natural ringlets. All you have to do is deep part your hair to one side and you’re good to go. Add a fancy headband or clip for a stylish look and rock your hairstyle at the next school concert or at a casual hang out with friends.

Double French Braid Hairstyle

Double French Braid Hairstyle black girl

French braids are one of the most famous braiding styles that look gorgeous and go with everything and anything. This is the perfect hairstyle for a girl who doesn’t want to put in too much effort but also look stylish at the same time. Instead of having one French braid, you can try out two French braids, especially if you have very thick and long hair. French braids always make you feel like a fighter. So the next time you plan to hit the gym, go with French braids!

Fulani Crown Braids

Fulani Crown Braids

Fulani crown braids are a completely unique hairstyle that will make you look as gorgeous and stylish as ever. This hairstyle may seem a bit complicated but it’s not! All you need is a bit of patience and you’re good to go. In order to create this hairstyle, braid the top section of your head into Fulani braids and go all the way down. For a stylish touch, add some gold hair rings to the braids on the crown of your head. Pull this hairstyle off at the next music festival and achieve the perfect Coachella look.

Goddess Headband

Goddess Headband black girl

Goddess braids are another type of braid that makes you look gorgeous and portray a unique effect. You can use goddess braids in any type of hairstyle. The best way to make use of them is in this Goddess headband ponytail style. You have to plait a goddess braid on the crown of your head to make it look like a headband and tie your remaining hair into a ponytail.

Side Cornrow Twists

Side Cornrow Twists

Cornrow twists styles are in fashion right now and what better way to start off the new decade with this side cornrow twists hairstyle. All you have to do is braid your hair into cornrows but starting from the side of your head and end them with funky thick twists. If you want to add an elegant style, you can tie the loose ends into a bun instead of letting them hang loose. This hairstyle will go perfectly well for a formal event, especially with a cute frilly dress.

Braided Mohawk

Braided Mohawk

Braided Mohawk is a Willow Smith-inspired hairstyle that really portrays the funkier side of you. If you thought Mohawks only suited boys, you’re wrong because it looks just as killer on a girl. In order to style up your Mohawk,k you can braid in the sides of your hair into small braids. Style the rest of your hair into a Mohawk and add setting spray to keep it still and neat.  If you’re looking for something unique in 2020, you should definitely go ahead with this hairstyle.

Jumbo Twists Mohawk

Jumbo Twists Mohawk

If you want to add a different touch to your Mohawk style, try out this jumbo twist Mohawk. All you have to do is create a thick chunky twist using the Senegalese twist technique and place it on your head in the form of a Mohawk. Use a setting spray to set the twists. This hairstyle is perfect for a girl’s night out or even for a concert.

Afro Puff with Braids

Afro Puff with Braids

If you have natural afro hair, this Afro puff hairstyle with braids is the perfect style for you. In fact, you can wear this style perfectly well with any and everything. Start by splitting your hair into four sections and make thick spiral braids out of each section. Use the remaining hair of the braids and tie it up into a fluffy afro bun. For a more stylish look, you can add some rings to your braids. This hairstyle is just right for you, especially if you hate it when any hair falls on your eyes or forehead.

Wrapped Hairstyle

Wrapped Hairstyle black girl

If you want to go with a formal and elegant look, you should go for this wrapped hairstyle and pull it off at your next prom night or maybe on a bridesmaids dress. All you have to do is twist the back of your hair tightly in a symmetrical shape and make small braids facing the back of your head. If you want the top of your hair more lifted, add in hair extensions and achieve the perfect elegant and glamorous look.


How do I weave my Hair if I’m aiming for a hairstyle that requires it?

Weaving is simple; you first have to make cornrow braids using all your hair and sow the weave tracks into your cornrow braids. You need to have a lot of patience, and it is better if you have someone else weave in your hair for you. Doing it by yourself will take more time and there are higher chances of messing your hair up.

How am I Supposed to Wash my Hair when its Weaved or in Braids?

There is no different way of washing your hair when it’s in weaves or braids; you have to wash it the same way you would wash your hair on a normal day. Just remember to be more careful while washing as your hair starts to get knotted up when it’s braided or weaved frequently. The best way to prevent your hair from knotting up is to keep regular care of your hair.

How Frequently Should I Wash My Natural Hair?

Black hair is much more different and textured than normal hair. Hence, you cannot keep washing your hair as it might lose texture. You should wash your hair only once a week or once in two weeks. The more you wash your hair, the more chemicals present in your shampoo will harm your hair, causing extreme damage.

Should I Oil my Black Hair and Why Should I?

Yes, oiling your hair is extremely important, especially for African-American hair.  The more oil you use for your hair the softer and healthier it stays. The oil prevents natural hair from absorbing any moisture that could ruin or damage the hair. Hence, use oil on a regular basis.

Will my African-American Hair Grow Longer or Stay the Same?

Absolutely yes! Your hair will grow longer as you keep on growing every year. Just remember to take proper care of your hair. Avoid washing it too much and definitely avoid using any type of hair potents or styling tools as these are the number one causes of excessive hair damage. Natural hair is very likely to break, but that doesn’t mean it won’t grow.


Wrap Up

With the help of these hairstyles, you can now achieve the perfect glamorous and stylish look whenever you plan to leave your house. Be it a normal day at school or your sibling’s wedding; you can rock all of these hairstyles choosing the appropriate one for each event.

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