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4 Gorgeous & Easy Styles for Short to Mid-Length Natural Hair

Avatar • Oct 2, 2011

For many months we’ve gotten emails with requests for styling ideas for short and medium length natural hair. Dominique of All Things O’ Natural will be sharing some of her lovely style ideas (and tutorials) with us. Check it out!

1. The Sloppy Updo (Pictured Above)

2. The Grecian Updo

3. The Moisturized Twist Out

4. The FroHawk

Love it! Ladies, have you rocked any of these styles? Which did you like the most?
For more of Dominique, check out her blog All Things O’ Natural.

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sugarcoated
9 years ago

Awww,only loved the number three hairstyle

Wanett
9 years ago

I loved looks one and four. Four was especially helpful to me because my hair LAUGHS at banana clips, lol. They are a joke to my hair. I tried a frohawk with three small ponys but it lacked fullness. I’m gonna try this method soon.

ScrewyHair
9 years ago
Reply to  Wanett

Same here–loved 1 and 4. Not sure about the other two. I’m post-BC and only 5 inches long, though. So 4 is the only one I like that I can pull off. Glad I don’t have to use fifty combs to do it 🙂

Lola
Lola
9 years ago

awww,I tought I’d finally find something creative and nice for my 6 inches long hair, but I guess it was too good to be true…cute hairstyles tough.

Cee
Cee
8 years ago
Reply to  Lola

same! lol

EbonyLolita
9 years ago

Loved ALL the styles. I feel like you get the most impact w/MEDIUM length hair. I need to put my hair in a protective style to get at least 2–3 more inches. But I’ll DEFINITELY be keeping these in my style arsenal 🙂

CC
CC
9 years ago
Reply to  EbonyLolita

Yeah her hair isn’t really short like mine is so the first 3 styles are a no go for me 🙁

SoFrolushes
9 years ago

beautiful. I wish more sites would showcase short and medium length styles more often or just give the balance. I feel it would encourage more people with that length to take a change and wear their hair as such more often.

Miss Tattoo
9 years ago

I love three and four!

Emah
Emah
9 years ago

Disappointed, I didn’t see any styles for short hair, but I liked the styles that I may wear in the future. I guess short is subjective.

Kristina
Kristina
9 years ago

I agree with Emah…this hair isn’t exactly short. I can swing a shorter fro hawk, but my twist out looks nothing like that. Guess I should look for Black Girl Short Hair for help 😉

Candy
9 years ago

My hair is about 6.5–7 inches in length and I only know how to do 2 styles right now: #3 and #4. Granted, my twist out isn’t as long as hers, but I think it looks just as nice. I get more height and volume because my hair doesn’t grown downward at all. I’ve also gotten compliments on my fro-hawk too. Ladies, don’t let her hair length fool you. You don’t need a lot of length for #3 and #4. Especially if you wear flowers or hair clips to show a little color/flavor. I think I’ll try #1 next weekend. I… Read more »

Niki
Niki
9 years ago

She is one of the few people I follow on YT. Her hair is about the same length as mine and her styles aren’t at all intricate and hard to do. I always look forward to trying them out.

JP23
JP23
9 years ago

I had to trim a good bit of hair last night due to SSKs *shakes fist* so my hair is too short to do these. I still think you can modify the styles for your length. She is so pretty and so are the styles. Thanks for sharing : )

Courtney
Courtney
9 years ago

I’ve done all 4 of these and love 1, 2 and 4. I’m a very lazy natual so a whole bunch of individual twists are to much work for me but I can rock a Fierce flat-twist out by only doing 10–12 flat twists.

Alecia
Alecia
9 years ago
Reply to  Courtney

Ditto…flat-twist out is my go to style

Patricia
Patricia
9 years ago

This is adorable if only I knew how to flat twist 🙁

Patricia
Patricia
9 years ago

I’m trying the first style tonight

deena
deena
9 years ago

This is good. That in between length can be tricky. This is where I am. I’m currently doing a kinky twists ‘regimen’ as my hair grows like weeds in them. Out of sight-out of mind but when I take them down my hair’s out for like a week. These style suggestions are great. I may try one.

kandace
kandace
9 years ago

A couple of these are cute but I wouldn’t necessary call the lengths “short”

cygnet
cygnet
9 years ago

She’s such an adorable goofball; I had fun watching her. And I liked all the styles. I’m planning to wear a variation of the first one for a formal event this weekend :-). I hope I see more of her videos, too.

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JJ
JJ
9 years ago

Love them but I think the need is for protective styles. Unfortunately for me, I get fuzzy quickly and my twists knot up.

tinabobina
tinabobina
9 years ago

I like the Grecian updo…it is one of my favorite styles since I got to mid-length hair.

Dominique Harris
9 years ago

Thank you ladies sooo much for taking the time to view the videos.. And thank you for your comments

Nannette Wade
Nannette Wade
9 years ago

I just saw the video and tried #1. I’m loving it even though if I did it right it would look better. Just slept on my hair last night and wore a big fro today. Now that my hair is getting longer I need to find more styles.

Zoey Valentine
Zoey Valentine
8 years ago

I’m so glad you showed a style that doesnt look dry. i do not want my hair to look dy

Candice
Candice
8 years ago

I absolutely loooooved #3. Gonna try it out.

tapiwa
8 years ago

Luv #3

Dandelion
8 years ago

For the first video…it took her 8 minutes to put an elastic band on her head? …that was unnecessarily long.

Cia
Cia
8 years ago

I have definitely done # 3 ” O‘so moist twist out ” people always compliment me on it too ! I think I have done a fro hawk once , which occurred last Summer and oh my goodness it was so big and not moist how I wanted it . Now number 1 I haven’t truly done because I have only wore my twist out bang — look — thing once with everything else pinned up . And I thought about number 2 but I did not go through with it because I didn’t like the way my face and… Read more »

belix
belix
8 years ago

wish my hair could do these styles :/ it can only do the twist out style. I can never get the sides to lay down like that :/

Ann
Ann
7 years ago

Hi, great video. I’m going to try # 2 today. Thanks 🙂

Damonique
Damonique
7 years ago

I love your personality and these easy protective styles! By the way, I Absolutely LOVE your name…Im 16 and will be watching your blog!

Lissa
Lissa
7 years ago

I lurv lurv lurv 1&2 :->!

Jamila
Jamila
7 years ago

Love 1&2 I will have to try those today!! Thanks!

Bri
Bri
7 years ago

I wear the frohawk almost everyday. I’m not so good with braids or twists yet. It’s quick and easy and I love it. Plus I get compliments on it a lot.

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sonia
7 years ago

Im have problems with the ends of my hair untwisting. I have tried twising it with a comb, fingers, using gel on the ends nothing holds them togather. What can I do?

juelle
juelle
7 years ago
Reply to  sonia

Try combing the ends or cutting them a little so they will stick together easily

Jessi F
Jessi F
7 years ago

Nice, I wish my hair had the same texture and length to do all of these styles. I’ve got a couple down though. I checked out a post on http://hairandstyle.org/ and found a few more that would compliment these.

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Flora
6 years ago

All of these articles have saved me a lot of hecesahda.

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7 years ago

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temitope
temitope
6 years ago

I ve tried 3 n 4 n they came out rily nice. Hoping to try 1 soon. Pls upload more styles

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