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40 Easy Rubber Band Hairstyles on Natural Hair Worth Trying

(Last Updated On: February 27, 2022)

Rubber band hairstyles seem to be trending these days. They are appropriate for any age group, 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 some 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?

The video below 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 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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1) Loose Top Bun with Colorful Rubber Bands

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

easy rubber band hairstyle

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 an 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 an edge brush.

easy natural hair rubber band hairstyles

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 an edge brush for the edges.

rubber band hairstyles for curly hair

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 an edge brush for the edges.

rubber band for black hair

 

6) Front Sweep with Defined Edges Rubber Band Hairstyle

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

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7) Yellow Rubber Bands on TWA 4c Hair

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

rubber band hairstyles 4c hair

8) Criss Cross Rubber Band in a Top Knot

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

top knot criss-cross rubber band

9) Freestyle Frontal Rubber Band in a Bun

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

IG: @kishacarib

 rubber band method hair braiding

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 an edge brush.

rubber band hairstyles for adults

11) Chunky Rubber Bands with an Afro Puff Drawstring

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

 rubber band cross over hairstyle

12) Rolled Rectangular Rubber Bands in a Dramatic Afro Puff Drawstring

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

IG: @truleytalentedbeauty

rubber band hairstyles on 4c hair

13) Rubber Band Hairstyles With a Ponytail

You will need some colorful rubber bands, ecostyler gel for smoothness, and a straight hair ponytail.

rubber band hairstyle

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.

rubber band natural hairstyles

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 

 rubber band hairstyle natural hair

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.

cute easy rubber band hairstyles

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.

hair extensions with rubber band

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 an edge brush.

rubber band twist natural hair

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 an edge brush.

rubber band ponytail hair

20) Rubber Band Hairstyle with a Wavy Ponytail

You will need black rubber bands, edge control gel, an edge brush and a wavy ponytail.

rubber band hairstyles 4c hair

rubber band hairstyles for natural hair

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

You will need white rubber bands and a talented hairstylist that can replicate this hairstyle.

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 an edge brush.

IG: @qthebraider 

rubber band hairstyle ideas

 

23)  Stitch Cornrows in a Ponytail with Rubber Bands

This is a perfect hairstyle for someone who wants a sleek ponytail, without worrying too much on how smooth their hair will turn out. You can simply style the front section of your hair and sleek the back section.

You will need a braiding gel for smoothness, a little bit of braiding hair extension and a straight hair ponytail.

rubber band ponytail hairstyle

24) Rubber Band Natural Hairstyle with Curls

You also create the curls at the back with rollers or with bantu knots if you have a different hair texture. You will need rubber bands and ecostyler gel or a similar gel. 

twa rubber band hairstyle natural hair

25) Fulani Braided Cornrow Rubber Band Style in a Blue Afro 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.

rubber band designs in natural hair

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26) Criss-Cross Rubber Band Box Braids

To achieve this hairstyle, you will need a few packs of red braiding hair extensions, rubber bands and an edge control gel.

criss-cross box braids

27) Glitter Braided Criss Cross Unicorn Rubber Band Hairstyle, Perfect for Teens

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

cute rubber band hairstyles for teenagers

28) Side Sweep Rubber Bands on 4a Hair

As you can see, you don’t have to be good at parting your hair, you can just freestyle like this hairstyle right here. To achieve this fro, just comb your hair out, but please note that your fro will look different if you don’t have the same hair texture.

rubber band hairstyle on 4a hair

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.

rubber band hairstyle ideas

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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rubber band hairstyles for 4c hair

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31) Yellow Rubber Bands with Side Sweep Laid Edges

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

rubber band styles on natural hair

33) Criss Cross Rubber Band with 4c Twist Out

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

rubber band styles on natural hair

34)  Rubber Band Hairstyle with Straight Hair Extensions

If you want to wear straight hair without compromising the texture of your hair, you can style the front section in your hair with rubber bands, and install some virgin hair at the back.

Rubber band hairstyle with weave

Rubber band hairstyle with weave

35) Side Sweep Rubber Band Two Strand Twists 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 an edge brush.

IG: @esh_naturalchic

rubber band hairstyles for long hair

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 an edge brush.

IG: @esh_naturalchic

rubber band hairstyles for 4c hair

37) Side Rubber Band Hairstyle 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
rubber band hairstyles for curly hair

38) Side Rubber Band with Thick Fluffy Braid Out on 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.

easy natural hair rubber band hairstyles

39) Side Part Rubber Band With Coils

To get the curly look, you will need small perm rod sets such as these ones. 

rubber band hairstyle on natural hair

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 an edge brush to lay your edges.

rubber band hairstyles for adults

As you can see, rubber band hairstyles can be elegant or casual. You can get them done yourself since they are so easy, or you can get the help of a hairstylist if you are looking for something fancy.

Which one of these hairstyles have you tried in the past and which one will you be trying next? Let me know on Instagram. 

Easy Rubber Band Hairstyles on Natural Hair

Rosemary

Thursday 10th of June 2021

Lovely styles , looking to try them one of this days

Daisy Chepkoech

Thursday 10th of June 2021

Super! Let us know which style you loved the most. Remember to follow us on IG for more tips, hairstyle guides, and product recommendations.

Brandy

Thursday 22nd of April 2021

I'm so excited to try these out! Beautiful styles and helps with switching up from just a braid out or twist out.

Brandy

Thursday 22nd of April 2021

I'm so excited to try these out!

Lori G.

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

The hairstyles were amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Meline

Sunday 22nd of November 2020

Beautiful easy to style tips. Excellent...thank you. Keep it up

Adeola

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

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