3 Classic Natural Updos Anyone Can Do

Michelle Thames

by Mary Wolff

When it comes to curly hair, the possibilities are endless in terms of styles. An updo is one of the best ways to protect your hair from damage while still looking great. Here are a few of my favorite natural updos.

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Chic and Easy High Bun with Cuban Twist Hair #BunLife



by Toia B. of LuvToBNatural.com

I first created this super easy high bun for my maternity photo shoot, inspired by a style I saw on the beautiful Cassandra Beccai. Since then, it has easily become one of my go-to styles and the one I get the most compliments on. Today, I’m SO excited to finally share this high bun tutorial with you!s

Easy Curly Bangs and Bun Tutorial for Natural Hair

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This is the perfect look for the holidays! Watch as NaturallyElite shows you how to achieve a curly bang and top knot on your natural hair!

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What You’re Doing Wrong With Your Braid Outs




You’ve watched the tutorial twice from start to finish, then you start the mission on your hair but it doesn’t seem to come out exactly like your fav YouTuber. We have all been there, trying to calculate the steps we might have missed! Braid-outs can be challenging, especially for kinkier hair types so I am going to share with you some of my tips to get a super defined braid out.

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How to Get a Super Defined Twist Out!


IG: @naturallyelite_ writes:

I wanted to show you guys a creative hairstyle for the holidays. It's super simple and with added accessories for character, you'll be good to go!

How to Get a BIG, Soft Afro, Instantly!


Naturally Elite writes:

Hi!  I want to share my everyday routine with you guys.  This video shows how I style my hair into a big soft afro in the morning and also how to achieve the exaggerated side part that got so much love on my Instagram Page: @naturallyelite. As you'll see, I like to keep things simple!

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The Perfect 4a/4b Wash and Go Method!


Get Zara's flawless wash and go using the Max Hydration Method! Watch now!

Why You Should Protective Style More Often!

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by Ariane of BlackNaps.org

Many have asked the question, how can you enjoy your hair if it’s always tied up in protective styles. My response: because it makes life easier. Protective styling is constantly encouraged, especially among type 4 natural with coily hair types because it has the benefit of helping you retain length, but it also comes with more advantages:

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Top Tips for Winterizing Your Wash and Go

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by Jonna of BlackNaps.org

It’s November and that means cooler weather for most of us. While Summer is still trying to peek her head in with the occasional 80 degree day here and there, for the most part we are cruising in the 60’s in Virginia where I live. Depending on where you are on the map, it may be cooler. And cold weather will be here sooner than I’d like. While most naturalistas are mapping out their protective styles for the next few months, you might be like me and still plan to rock a wash and go every now and then. It is still possible to wear your curls this season without your hair suffering. Here are a few tips to keep your wash and go style crisp, and not crispy.

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Try This Easy Protective Style for Maximum Length Retention!


by Ariane of BlackNaps.org

Loose twists are a versatile long term style that can help you retain more hair length. They require very little upkeep and look great on medium to long length natural hair. Love the look of locs but not too crazy about the commitment? This style is for you!

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Bored After Your Big Chop? 6 Ways to Spice Up Your Short Natural Hair


by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

We all remember the excitement that came with the big chop. How am I going to look? After scrolling through the 'gram and watching dozens of YouTube videos, you chop off your permed ends, revealing a teeny, weeny, afro. Now what?

After the first few weeks, a TWA can get, well...boring. It's too short for the really cute styles you saw online, and all you can do is wait anxiously for it to grow out. If you're bored afyer your big chop, here are 6 ways to spice it up.

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Create the Perfect Afro Puff!


Naturally Elite writes:

I will show you how to get this QUICK, EASY, AND PAINLESS PUFF!!!

I usually do a puff on an old twist-out to get more wear out of my hair before I have to Co-Wash. It's the quickest hairstyle you will ever learn as a natural. Enjoy!

4 Heat Free Ways to Get Super Stretched Hair from Your Twists

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by Ariane of BlackNaps.org

Many naturals prefer twists for stretching hair because they are less time consuming to do and are easy to take out. However, for those who have high shrinkage hair, twisting may not be enough to achieve your desired results. Here are some easy ways that you can make this method more effective and get more stretch:

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11 Huge, Healthy Afro Hacks for Type 4 Natural Hair!


Zara writes:

Hi CN community! I want to share my latest video with you-- these are my 11 hacks for a really popping fro! A lot of women ask me how I get my afro to look so nice on Instagram and this is it!  It works for all curly/coily hair types, especially type 4 naturals.  Enjoy!

The Easiest Frohawk Tutorial Ever!


Check out  Chantel's latest tutorial on how she achieves a magnificently dope frohawk quickly and easily!  Enjoy!

How to Moisturize Your Protective Styles to Avoid Breakage


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by Kiara B. via GlobalCouture.net

What are protective styles?
As a part of the transitioning process or just to protect your luscious curls from the harsh weather and over manipulation, protective styles such as braids, twists, buns, bantu knots, up-do’s, etc.  can be very beneficial. But, if not maintained properly can cause extreme breakage. Since most transitioning and natural beauties seek these styles because they are low maintenance and are considered to be a “break” from daily handling, you may fall into the temptation of not caring for your hair, which will later result in breakage.

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2 Popular Natural Hair Styles You Should Try!


by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org

You may be a Natural hair veteran and never attempted a Bantu Knot Out or a Flexi Rod Set. You could be a newbie and wanna know more about both styles, but either way, these two styles are so beautiful and lasting that you should at least give them a try.

Bantu Knots can be a style all on their own or a way to curl hair while a flex rod set is a slight variation of the traditional roller set. Both are protective styles that lasts long and give great frizz-free curls. We've got a video for each style with easy instruction and yield fire results!

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5 Elegant Fall Wedding Natural Hair Updos


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by Sabrina of SeriouslyNatural.org

Planning a wedding is tedious, time-consuming and takes all of your energy to go smoothly. While many natural hair brides have opted for straight styles in the past, more are donning their natural beauty with pride.

Do you have a wedding or other formal event to attend and are clueless about how to style your natural hair? If so, this article is just for you. We often hear naturals complain about how difficult it is to style their hair for dressy, black-tie events and honestly, it shouldn't be. Even though having natural hair comes with its own set of challenges, creating a stylish, sophisticated look isn’t one of them.

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3 Easy Hair Braiding Styles (Beginner Friendly)


by Kanisha Parks of BlackNaps.org

Braids are one of the most popular protective styles in the natural hair community. I personally have been wearing braids for years to retain length and to abstain from over-manipulating my hair.
If you’ve never done your own braids and would like to learn, just remember that practice makes perfect. You might not get it on the first try but don’t give up! Trust me, the money you keep in your pocket from doing your own hair is well worth the effort.

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Get Sleek Natural Hair Styles Using NO Heat!

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by Ariane of BlackNaps.org

Special occasions may call for you to have a sleek style or you may simply just want to change things up with a different look. Luckily you do not have to sacrifice your hair’s health as you can achieve a sleek look without using heat at all.

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