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12 Must-Try African Hair Weave Styles That Will Suit You

12 Must-Try African Hair Weave Styles That Will Suit You

William Brown

William Brown


William is a professional hair stylist with over 10 years of experience. He is passionate about creating personalized, trendy looks for his clients and specializes in hair treatments and updos. He is now a certified hair adviser for Mic Hair Company. His articles are always filled with advice, pro tips, and latest hair research results.

Fashion Blog

Mon Apr 17 2023

What is a better way to spice up your daily look than to change your hairstyle every time you have a chance, right? Hair embodies your confidence, and your hairstyle is your statement. And when I say there is a wide range of African hair weave styles you can get inspiration from, all you gotta do is follow our lead!

African Hair Weave Styles For You to Try

Nowadays, it’s hard to choose whether to try a new hairstyle for a change. Some of you probably are so used to having long hair, and when you decide to cut it short, there’s an instant feeling of regret. Or maybe some of you want to try letting your hair grow but aren’t really in for the effort of maintaining it. 

Thinking about a hair makeover is already a headache. That’s why black women decided why not to keep it both, to avoid regretting their new hairstyle. African hair weave is particularly popular with them because it doesn’t limit them to one or two hairstyles.

Aside from that, if you are the type to experiment with your hair with different hair colors, getting a weave is the easiest solution!

Want something for a change? These are the following hairstyles that you will definitely slay!

  • The Lob

If you are making yourself try another short hairstyle, but a vintage bob and pixie cut scare you, then Lob is the one for you! The Lob has other options in terms of style, but in between Lob and Pixie cut, Lob is somehow longer than the former. That said, the lob African hair weave style can make you look younger and more confident.

Whether or not you want to try it with bangs or asymmetrical Lob, it is one the best haircuts to help your weave last longer.

The Lob

  • Curly Waves with Blonde Highlights

Nothing goes wrong with curly waves, and I literally mean it. There are a lot of twists, curls, and wave patterns to choose from. But most black women love a short afro hairstyle. A perfect example of curly waves African hair weave style is Beyonce’s. She got that defined twists that compliment her face shape, too.

Making your weave blonde is also another thing that makes curly waves eye-catching. However, smaller curls or kinks are more challenging to maintain than loose curls. If you choose a curly weave, it simply means more effort will be exerted. But no one said that the result wouldn’t be amazing. Once you get used to your kinks, everything is worth it!

Curly Waves with Blonde Highlights

>> See more: Curly Weaves at MIC hair wholesale extension <<

  • Long Wavy Hairstyle

Simple is beautiful, and so long wavy hairstyle. If you have a long-hair weave, it’s more likely that you will find a lot of different styles for your weave without any trouble. With that said, having too many options can be a pain in the gut because you can’t seem to pick one.

If you want a timeless African hair weave style that doesn’t get out of date, a long wavy hairstyle is the way to go. It’s simple and gives your weave a defined body and curls. If you use a high-quality weave, you will also have bouncy hair, which makes it voluminous.

Long Wavy Hairstyle

  • Copper-Blonde Fringe and Medium Length Hair

Before you say anything, let me just tell you how versatile copper-blonde is. If you don’t know yet, copper is one of the most flattering and versatile colors that can go well with any skin tone. You will mostly see copper-blood mid-hair with fringe to celebrities that are with colored skin, and they definitely slay!

Let me tell you a secret: this African hair weave style is perfect if you have an olive to dark skin tone, giving a glowing look and beautiful contrast against your skin. Add some fringe to complete the look, and viola, you are good to go.

Copper-Blonde Fringe and Medium Length Hair

  • Pixie Cut

If you have an oval, round, or even a heart-shaped face, you can and will definitely slay a pixie cut. This African hair weave style complements your face shape and makes your jawline pop out. Pixie cut will help your weave easier to maintain and require less styling effort.

Since summer is rapidly approaching, changing into a bolder hair weave can help you be summer ready. This hairstyle isn’t just lightweight and will help you beat the summer heat.

Pixie Cut

>> Read more: Complete Guide On How To Hide Extensions In Very Short Hair << 

  • Monochromatic Long Hair with Bangs

One of the trendiest and timeless African hair weave styles this 2023 is monochromatic long hair with bangs. Nothing can beat sleek, long hair with bangs for those who are into long straight hair. However, know that bangs aren’t really all-shape face friendly, so you would want to look for specific bangs that will look perfect for you.

To achieve an eye-catching hairstyle, find a weave or dye your human hair weave in a soft blonde hue. You can also add some highlights for contrast.

Monochromatic Long Hair with Bangs

  • Box Braids

Box braid is the go-to African hair weave style for most black celebrities. Not only does it look cool or cute, but it gives a classic and chic vibe. This type of braid is one of the most common you’ll see that goes down with history. This is a perfect style if you want your weave to keep it in place.

You don’t have to worry because it still hides your weave, so you can still enjoy hairstyles related to braids. If anything, it makes your hair weave look more natural and fun.

Box Braids

  • Vintage Bob

If you feel a little daring and want something out of the norm, this African hair weave style can empower you: the vintage bob. The bob’s length sits somewhere around the jawline, emphasizing your face shape and giving a pleasant frame of your neck and collarbone.

You can also spice things up by adding kinky patterns that will add more body to your hair using heating tools. Adding some curls will also help make your bob look fuller.

Vintage Bob

  • Half Up Half Down

The half-up half-down hairstyle will never be out of date. Instead, this African hair weave style has been consistently proving how perfect this style is on any occasion. This hairstyle is one of the most common but popular with celebrities. It’s super easy to do, and you can easily style your weave according to your liking.

This hairstyle is nothing but timeless as it compliments all face shapes while keeping your hair out of your face while showing your beautiful weave. Half Up Half Down is super versatile when it comes to hair lengths; even if you have a short weave, it will never be a problem.

Half Up Half Down

  • Classic Ponytail

Nothing will ever go wrong with the classic ponytail African hair weave style! In most cases, a ponytail can even get you out in some trickiest hair situations. Calling this hairstyle a life savior is an understatement.

Do you want a not-so-over-the-top daily hairstyle? Ponytail. How about a casual hairstyle? Ponytail. For formal events? Sleek PONYTAIL! This hairstyle is simple yet elegantly beautiful, especially when done perfectly smoothly without any flyaways or baby hair sticking out of your face.

Adding details like hair accessories or even a simple wave for extra bounce can suffice.

Classic Ponytail

  • Low Side Part with Drop Curl

Second to the last in our African hair weave styles would be the Low-side part with drop curl. I’m not sure if this style is common, but it is guaranteed the easiest to prepare.

All you have to do is part one side of your hair weave extra low (depending on how you like it), neatly comb the parted hair, grab your heating tools, and make loose curls mid-length of your weave to create a drop curl pattern. Believe me when I say the low-side part with drop curl will give your hair definition and a voluminous look.

Low Side Part with Drop Curl

  • Shoulder-Length Beach Wave

The last African hair weave style on our list is the shoulder-length beach wave. The beach wave pattern is trendy during summer and unmatched to effortlessly define your simple waves while giving a nice bounce to your hair.

The beach wave hairstyle is in between relaxed curls and classic straight hair. Like some other hairstyles in our list, beach waves are versatile regarding hair length and compliments your face shape.

If your weave is made of human hair, you can DIY it with your preferred color at home. DIY-ing your African hair weave styles will make you appreciate your weaves more, and you can customize your weave the way you like it. If you don’t feel like DIY-ing, you can always choose hair weave with pleasing colors.

Shoulder-Length Beach Wave

>> Read more:  How To Make Shoulder Length Bob Braids <<


Your African hair weave style will be your best friend for a few weeks, so don’t forget to have fun while choosing your new hairstyle. Add your attitude as your statement when finding your desired weave color. Don’t be afraid to try a new hair weave style. At the end of the day, it is your liking that matters. Have a nice hair day!



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