This post was originally published on 22 Aug 2019. Due to its popularity, it was updated on 28th April 2021.
Looking for graduation hairstyles for natural hair? We know that things are a bit up in the air at the moment, but all those years of hard work are coming to an end (and regardless of if it's IRL or virtual) you want to look the part.
Notice how everyone and their aunty expects you to straighten your hair? We believe wholeheartedly that you can embrace your natural hair on your graduation day and look the part.
Do you need some inspiration? We spent a whole lot of time browsing Pinterest and Instagram to give you our top picks. You should be focusing on booking your graduation meal, making sure your gown and cap measurements and correct and enjoying your well deserved moment of glory.
We made sure to pick low maintenance looks because after graduation you'll be busy interviewing and searching for a way to kick start your dream career. So keep scrolling for our top graduation hairstyles for natural hair.
Who doesn't like a good twist out? It's a trusted style that we all know and love.
How about wearing your hair out and enjoying its natural texture?
Issa Rae-inspired Updo
No matter your hair type – it's all beautiful! So rock your hair texture loud and proud with as Issa Rae-inspired hairstyle!
Image Credit: @_individualstrength_
A really nice low effort protective style you can keep in for well over a week and maintain with our Braid Care Set!
Oldie, but a goodie! Flexi-rods give those beautiful bouncy curls which will bounce along with you across the stage when you collect your certificate.The curls should last 3-5 days if you sleep with a satin bonnet or silk scarf.
Tired of twists outs? Use your old twist out but rework it into this super cute hairstyle.
Walk across the stage with elegance rocking this hairstyle! Buns are a classic for a very good reason. Effortless class.
Simple but really cute! Plus, they will fit perfectly under your cap.
This style is perfect for graduation, click the link in the title to see how this beautiful graduate created this timeless look!
Again, this hairstyle is simply cute and will fit perfectly under your cap! Ideal if you have a lot of hair.
We are a fan of flat twists, can you tell? This loose flat twist style can also be achieved with a roll and pin kinda approach.
A Protective Hairstyle
Top Tip: Already have an idea of a hairstyle in mind? Oh no, it's too big to fit under the cap? Not to worry – we have a tip for you. Style your hair first then fold down the sides of your cap and pin them so it's flat. Then balance your flattened cap onto your style and pin it in place. Big hair? No problem!
Want more guidance about to make your natural hair look the healthy on your graduation day? Check out Afro Hair Care - The Ultimate Guide! We also want to see your graduation hairstyles! Show us on our socials @Afrocenchix