(Last Updated On: November 10, 2020)

Rubber band hairstyles seem to be trending these days. They are appropriate on any age, hair type and even hair length. This is a quick go-to hairstyle you can spice up for a casual or formal occasion. To install this hairstyle, you will need a rubber band pack of your choice. You can choose black or colorful rubber band packs. To have some fun with this hairstyle, you can switch up the arrangement of the rubber bands into a criss-cross pattern, twists, or whatever you fancy.

Is it bad to put a rubber band in your hair?

No, it’s not bad. Most women with 4c hair will dip the rubber bands into oil, so that it’s easier to take them off without causing breakage. 

How do I get the elastics out of my hair?

Use a small pair of scissors or a special rubber band remover such as this one to cut out the rubber bands and be very careful to take them off. You don’t want to rush this process, otherwise, you might end up with breakage. 

How do I style short 4c hair in a rubber band hairstyle?

This video by Adanna Madueke shows how to creatively style your short 4c hair in a rubber band hairstyle.

The good thing is that rubber band hairstyles are so quick and easy to install which means that you can get it done yourself, even if you don’t know how to do your own hair. For a fancy look, you can get the help of your hairstylist if you’re going for more intricate hairstyles. 

 

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40 Stylish Rubber Band Hairstyles To Inspire Your Next Hairstyle

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1) Loose Top Bun with Colorful Rubber Bands

You will need colorful rubber bands, edge control gel and edge brush.

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2) Rubber Band Hairstyle with a High Bun and Accessories 

You will need one pack of Marley hair, braid cuff rings, black rubber bands, edge control gel and edge brush.

Easy rubber band hairstyle on 4c hair

3) Sleek Bun Simple Rubber Band Hairstyle on Short 4c Hair

You will need one pack of Marley hair, braid cuff rings, black rubber bands, edge control gel and edge brush.

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4) All-Around Squared Rubber Band in a Bun

You will need one pack of Marley hair, braid cuff rings, black rubber bands, edge control gel and edge brush.

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5) Cornrow and Rear Rubber Band Hairstyle in a Messy Bun

You will need one pack of ocean wave crochet hair, braid cuff rings, black rubber bands, edge control gel and edge brush.

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6) Front Sweep with Defined Edges Rubber Band Hairstyle

You will need rubber bands, edge control gel, styling gel such as ecostyler gel and edge brush

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7) Yellow Rubber Bands on TWA 4c Hair

You will need rubber bands, edge control gel, and edge brush

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8) Criss-Cross Rubber Band in a Top Knot

You will need rubber bands, edge control gel, styling gel such as ecostyler gel and edge brush
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9) Freestyle Frontal Rubber Band in a Bun

You will need rubber bands, edge control gel, and edge brush

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10) Accessorized Criss-Cross Rubber Band with Cornrows at The Back with Pink Highlights Bun

You will need one pack of ocean wave crochet hair, braid cuff rings, black rubber bands, edge control gel and edge brush

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11) Chunky Rubber Bands in Gold Braids Accessories and an Afro Puff Drawstring

You will need rubber bands, ecostyler gel for smoothness, braid cuff rings, and an afro drawstring.  

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12) Box Twisted Rubber Band Hairstyles in an Afro Puff Drawstring

You will need rubber bands, ecostyler gel for smoothness, and an XL afro drawstring.  

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13) Side Fro-hawk Rubber Band Hairstyles

You will need rubber bands, ecostyler gel for smoothness, and braid cuff rings.

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14) Two Strand Twists and Fulani Cornrow Rubber Band in a Marley Hair Bun

You will need one pack of Marley hair, braid cuff rings, black rubber bands, edge control gel and edge brush.

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15) Criss Cross with Cornrows in a Wavy Messy Bun

You will need one pack of ocean wave crochet hair, black rubber bands, edge control gel and edge brush

IG: madeinchyna_hair 

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16) Elegantly Simple Rubber Band Hairstyle in a Sleek Bun

You will need one pack of Marley hair, braid cuff rings, black rubber bands, edge control gel and edge brush.

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17) Simple Rubber Band Hairstyle in a Natural Hair Clip-in Bun

To change up this hairstyle, you can either leave the clip-in hair out or in a messy bun. It’s best to get a clip-in hair extension that matches your hair texture. 

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18) Simple Rubber Band Hairstyle in a Bun

You will need one pack of Marley hair, braid cuff rings, black rubber bands, edge control gel and edge brush.

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19) Twisted Rubber Band with Fulani Cornrow and Jerry Curl Crochet Ponytail

You will need one pack of Jerry curl crochet ponytail, black rubber bands, braid cuff rings, ecostyler gel for smoothness, edge control gel and edge brush

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20) Burgundy Twist-out with Criss-Cross Rubber Band At the Front

You will need black rubber bands, braid cuff ringsedge control gel and edge brush.

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21) Elegant Rubber Band Style in an Updo For Weddings and Special Occasions

You will need black rubber bands.

rubber band hairstyle for Weddings

22) Colorful Criss-Cross Rubber Band Hairstyle with Side Cornrows in Double Space Buns

You will need one pack of crochet ponytail, rubber bands, edge control gel and edge brush

IG: @qthebraider 

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23) DIY Cornrow and Rubber Band Style in a Curly Bun

You will need rubber bands, ecostyler gel for smoothness, braid cuff rings, and an afro drawstring.  

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24) Rubber Band Natural Hairstyle with an Afro Puff

You will need rubber bands and ecostyler gel.

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25) Fulani Braided Cornrow Rubber Band Style in a Blue Afro puff Drawstring Puff

You will need rubber bands, ecostyler gel for smoothness, braid cuff rings, and an afro drawstring dyed blue or whatever color you choose. 

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26) Teenage Colorful Rubber Band Style in a Bun

You will need rubber bands and ecostyler gel for smoothness.

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27) Accessorized Rubber Bands in Marley Hair Bun

 

28) Frontal Rubber Bands with a Curly Fro.

The curls are achieved with rollers or with bantu knots. 

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29) Rectangular Parts Rubber Bands Accessorized with Colorful Braid Rings, Tucked into Double Space Buns.

You will need one pack of Jerry curl crochet ponytail, black rubber bands, braid cuff rings, ecostyler gel for smoothness, edge control gel and edge brush

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30) Half-Up, Half-Down Rubber Band Hairstyle on Long Hair

This hairstyle can be achieved with your own hair or natural hair clip-in extensions. 

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31) Yellow Rubber Bands with Side Sweep Laid Edges

You will need rubber bands, ecostyler gel, edge control gel and edge brush

rubber band hairstyles on long hair

32) Wash and Go With Mini Rubber Bands at the Front

You will need crochet hair packs or clip-in extensions for the back section, black rubber bands, braid cuff rings, ecostyler gel for smoothness, edge control gel and edge brush

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33) Criss-Cross Rubber Band with 4c Twist Out

You will need rubber bands, ecostyler gel, edge control gel and edge brush

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34) Top Knot Rubber Band Style on 3c Hair

If you have shorter hair, you can achieve this hairstyle with natural hair clip-ins of your choice. 

IG: @esh_naturalchic

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35) Side Sweep Two Strand Twists Rubber Band With a Twist Out

You will need a curl-defining cream such as the ones recommended in this post, perm rods, black rubber bands, edge control gel and edge brush

IG: @esh_naturalchic

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36) Finger Coils with Boxed Accessorized Rubber Bands in the Middle

You will need a curl-defining cream such as the ones recommended in this post, perm rods, black rubber bands, edge control gel and edge brush

IG: @esh_naturalchic

37) Side Rubber Band Style with Twist Out Bangs

You will need a curl-defining cream such as the ones recommended in this post, perm rods, black rubber bands, edge control gel and edge brush

IG: @esh_naturalchic
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38) Side Rubber Band with Thick Fluffy 4c Hair

You will need a curl-defining cream such as the ones recommended in this post, rubber bands, edge control gel and edge brush to lay your edges. 

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39) Unicorn Themed Braided Rubber Band Hairstyle, Perfect for Teens

You will need rubber bands, ecostyler gel, edge control gel and edge brush

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40) Braid Out With Simple Rubber Band Style and Flat Twists

You will need a curl-defining cream such as the ones recommended in this post, rubber bands, edge control gel and edge brush to lay your edges. 

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Which one of these hairstyles have you tried in the past and which one will you be trying next?

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