Fat Twist Updo- Natural Hair Style

Vee, a lovely transitioner shares with us how she achieves this divalicious low-mani, protective style.

Hey Nikki!
I am transitioning and my last relaxer was May 2009. I have been looking for a new staple style to rock during the summer months. I was searching youtube and found the cutest style. It is an inspired recreation of Chisellecouture's Fat Twist Updo. I found this style to be quick, simple and chic!

Products used:

Wide toothed comb

V05 Peaches and Cream Conditioner

Eco Style Olive Oil Gel

Bobbie Pins


Step 1
Hair was co-washed, detangled, sealed and air dried (in a bun overnight).

Step 2
The next day I parted my hair in three sections: first from ear to ear, then the top portion is parted on the side.

Step 3
The back portion is then parted into three sections. I then applied V05 and Olive Oil Gel to the bottom section, combed, seperated into two equal sections (so that it would create two twist).

Step 4
Continue Step 3 for the remaining sections of your hair. Depending on your hair's thickness and length you should end up with 12-15 twist (I had 13).

Step 5
Then gently grab a front section, swoop around and pin/secure twists at the crown of your head using bobbie pins. Do this for the other side also.

Step 6
Pin up the back twist at the crown of your head using bobbie pins.

Step 7
Pin any loose ends at the crown using bobbie pins.
I know it seems like a lot but it only took me about 20 minutes (mind you I was on the phone and tending to two children, at the same time). I hope these steps make sense. If not I would definitely check out Chisellecouture youtube channel.

Happy hair growing!!


7 Weigh in!:
D Alexandra said...


I can't wait to try it!

Shones said...

*In my sophisticated voice* Vee, that is a gorgeous style. I look forward to having the length to do it. Perhaps in another 8 months or so. :)

*In my country, family reunion voice* HEY! That's my cousin! VEE, what's up, girl?! :D

Charrrise said...

Love it! I cant wait to try this next week.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful!

yvonne said...

I love, love, love this style! I've been looking for protective styles to wear on my all natural but very much heat damaged hair and this will be perfect.

Heavenly Hummingbird said...

great person to be inspired by!!!! cute style and chisellecouture's hair is awesome!!!

cassandre. said...

This is great. I've been needing a new style to try for the warmer months. So on it!

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