Natural Hair Updo: Twisted Cinnabuns w/ Cornrows


We have been loving updo's over here lately! Can you tell?  Miss A will be attending her Aunt's work event this weekend so I decided to give her a style to fit the occasion. This style is perfect for both little and big girls. Great for holidays, formal events or just to feel like a princess! 

As always, I washed, detangled, moisturized (with Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer) and banded Miss A's hair. For full washing instructions click here.

I removed the bands once her hair was almost dry, just slightly damp. I began by parting the hair from ear to ear and tying the top section off. I started working on the back section at the nape of the neck, cornrowing from the right into the middle and from the left into the middle until I was done with the back. I used Bee Mine Curly Butter on each cornrow. 

Once I got to the top I parted a fairly large section in the middle and tied it off. I added a few cornrows to the side sections going up into the middle of her head. Once those cornrows were complete I gathered a large section of hair in the front, tied it off with a ponytail holder and did a loose two strand twist. Once the twist was in I began to create the cinnabun. I simply wrapped the twist around the ponytail holder, making sure it laid flat the entire time. Once the twist was wrapped around into a cinnabun, I placed 1 or 2 bobbypins flat, straight through the cinnabun. I continued this process until she had 5 twisted cinnabuns. I added some cute flower clips I bought from Claire's and there you have it, a beautiful natural updo!

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Sweetdrk1 said...

I can't get over how big she is! That hair has been beautiful from day one

Mango and Fudge said...

Oh my, so pretty :D!!

Onebyd42 said...

Her hair is truly grogeous and she is such a cutie pie! I swear your creativity knows no end!!!

Anonymous said...

You create the most beautiful styles! If I have a little girl, I will be trying them!

Mrs. Webster said...

Beautiful! I am so jealy. I wish I had the talent, and my daughter had the patience.

Michelle @Radiant Brown Beauty said...

This is so cute and while a little girl is rocking it, yes I would do it on my hair in a heartbeat if it weren't for the patience factor :-)

Anonymous said...

This would be great for any size girl even adult women, for special occassions even for a wedding. I like it and it is a protective style to me because the ends are not exposed. I wish I could braid cornrows so hard for me to do. I remember I tried cornrowing my little brother's hair just for practice when my mom was at work, it was a disaster. My mom did his hair over I even practiced on dolls and Barbies they looked a hot mess when I was done lol.

Megan Montgomery

Anonymous said...

Practice Megan Montgomery, lots of practice. It will come.

This hair style really is cute. I'll be trying it on my both my daughters' hair.

Karen J

Pecancurls said...

Love it! Your hands have been blessed with creativity and style. She is too cute.

Anonymous said...

The hairstyles you create are absolutely gorgeous. You should collect photos of all your best styles and publish them in a book (along with instructions, of course). I have never seen such beautiful natural hairstyles.

Anonymous said...

she is soooo cute, and you do such beautiful styles on her

Ayomide said...

This little girl has the best natural hair styles. Kuddos to mom! beautiful both the hair and the girl.

Keedy said...

This is going to inspire me to learn how to cornrow. My baby girl is 16 months so hopefully I'll have it down by the time she is old enough to wear these styles because I DEFINITELY will be borrowing your styling ideas :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow, she is really growing up and those hairstyles are just beautiful!!! That's one creative and hard-working mama!

Sequitta J. said...

It's not right for me to be jealous of a kid, huh?! LOL! This lil baby ALWAYS has the CUTEST hair!!! I agree with Anonymous @ 7/10 4:19...you'd make a killing publishing a book! I can barely do my own hair, so I know if I had a daughter, I'd be lost!

Erika A. said...

Wow, beautiful! Love the flower combs. Miss A always has the best hair styles. Great job. If I ever have a little girl, I will look to this mother for hair styling inspiration.

Taylor said...

Beautiful hair stlye. I love how her cute lil' eyes sparkle in the camera!

Annie L. said...

Gorgeous cinnabuns, beautiful young girl!

watkinsabob said...

Yes, I love this look. too cute!!

Brooke B. said...

I love their website A's hair is well taken care of & her mom does some beautiful styles for little girls & some can be redone to fit a grown woman. Love this look as well.

hunnybun said...

she's gorgeous and I'm ashamed to say that as grown and childless as I am I follow the blog. Her hair has grown so much. Good job mama

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