5 Beautiful Hairstyles for Type 2 Hair

So, you’re on the hunt for some hairstyle inspo for your wavy tresses - look no further. Although wavy hair is one of the most versatile hair types in existence, finding the right style can be challenging. That’s where we come in. In this article, we’re going to share with you 5 stunning hairstyles for type 2 hair. 

What is Type 2 Hair?

Type 2 hair is neither straight nor curly - it’s somewhere in between. There are three subtypes on the type 2 hair spectrum, including: 

  • 2A - Wavy hair with a slight “S” pattern. 

  • 2B - Wavy hair with a more defined “S” pattern. 

  • 2C - Wavy hair that could easily be mistaken for curly hair. It has a pronounced “S” pattern. 

Now that you know what type 2 hair is, let’s get into the styles!

(BUT if you'd like to read more about Type 2 hair, check out our other blogs! What is Type 2 Hair, Type 2A, Type 2B, Type 2C)

Messy Beach Waves

messy beach waves

If you typically rock your naturally wavy hair straight, give your locks a break from the heat tools and go for some messy beachy waves! This style is not only great for the summertime, but it’s a low maintenance option that won’t be ruined when the wind blows. All you need to do to embrace and enhance your natural waves is wash and towel dry your hair, scrunch in some Daily Dose Leave in Conditioner, and let your hair air dry.

Curls, Curls, Curls

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Looking to add some body and bounce to your wavy tresses? Try Shirley Temple curls, also known as pin curls. After using a curling iron or flat iron to create tight curls, wrap each curl around your finger, and use a bobby pin to secure it flat to your scalp. When you release the curls, they’ll be shiny, bouncy, and long lasting! While the image shows a more formal style, you can run your fingers through the curls for a more relaxed look. 

Classic Wavy Bob

wavy bob

Bobs aren’t only for straight-haired gals, and this picture proves it! A wavy bob gives your hair more body, more movement, and more flavor! Pair this cut with some highlights and lowlights for eye-catching dimension. And if you’re feeling adventurous, add some bangs! 

Long Loose Waves

long loose waves

Long loose waves are a favorite of ours. But we’re not the only ones in love with this look - countless celebrities rock loose waves, including Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez, and Beyonce. This style is guaranteed to look awesome on you, regardless of your face shape and unique features. 

Single Low Braid

long loose braid

Sometimes an easy, cute, low-maintenance style is exactly what you need. Gather all of your waves toward the back of your head and create one large braid - it gets your hair out of your face so you can focus on what’s happening around you. This style is perfect for yoga class, going to the gym, or having fun outdoors with your family.  

Either one of these 5 hairstyles will have your hair looking chic no matter the occasion. We hope that this article makes styling your wavy hair a bit easier.  

Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of NaturallyTextured.com, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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