The 10 Best Hairstyles for Long Naturally Wavy Hair

Aug. 3, 2020
You may not know it yet, but if you’re blessed with naturally wavy hair, you have an arsenal of effortless hairstyles at your fingertips. Natural waves are versatile and stunning, so you won’t need to spend a lot of time with heat tools and styling products to recreate these looks. Scroll down to discover ten styles that will make you fall in love with your naturally long and wavy hair all over again.


If you’re having a low-maintenance day, they you needn’t spend a lot of time styling your hair. Embrace your natural waves by running just a little smoothing cream through them or use a flat iron to enhance their shape if needed.


Enhance your waves by turning them into curls – since your hair already has the right structure, it won’t take a lot of effort. Use tongs, mousse, and plenty of hairspray to recreate this full blowout effect for some old-school Hollywood glam.


This classic style is perfect for formal occassions. Use mouuse and a smoothing cream to nail the texture, and gently blowdry your hair before using large rollers to twist thick strands back from your face. Once hair has cooled, remove the rollers and brush through your hair with a wide-toothed comb.


This pretty hairstyle is super flattering on long, naturally wavy hair types. Whether you decide to plait your ‘half-up’ section into a braid or leave it loose, this is a great way to keep hair back from your face on hot weather days or while you’re working.


If you’re in a rush and don’t have lots of time to properly style your hair, an eye-catching accessory like this one will make a statement and detract from hair that’s in need of a wash or brush. It’s a great way to upgrade yesterday’s ‘do.


If you don’t fancy wearing your hair down and loose, consider an up-do instead. A low twisted bun at the nape of the neck will not only look chic and keep your hair out of your face, but will also enhance your waves, so when you take your hair down, your curl pattern will be even stronger.


Clips are having a majorly trending moment this year. They’re both pretty and practical – as you can see in this look, they help to keep hair away from the face while creating a break between the straight and wavy sections of hair. What’s more, they’re totally affordable.


You might not have worn bunches since your grade school days, but consider this style, which looks great in long, naturally wavy hair. You’ll need to comb the hair on your scalp back super tight to recreate this sleek finish and it may help to add some curls to your lengths to maintain the bouncy effect.


Why not flaunt your long, way hair with a high, bouncy ponytail? This effortless up-do is a great way to show off your waves, especially if you have ombre hair as it allows the different layers of colour to come through.


Simple and chic, this low-maintenance style requires nothing more than a hair tie and some clever tucking to conceal the tie – use a strand of hair from the underneath of the ponytail. If you have time, try backcombing the crown of your head to create a lift.
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