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Textured Updo- Natural Hair Styles

By January 27th, 202110 Comments
TiaShauntee of Her Best Hair writes;

I’d watched MsVaughnTV‘s UpDo with Jamaican Braiding Hair a while back and really liked it, but didn’t think I would be doing it because I don’t like to use weave. No real reason why, just personal preference. This weekend I was playing around with my hair and had the idea that I could achieve her updo with my current length. I am happy to say that it worked and I really like the style. See my rendition below:

To achieve this look:

Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Shampoo
Herbal Essence Long-term Relationship Conditioner
Giovanni Direct Leave-In Conditioner
Raw Shea Butter
Fantasia Aloe Vera Gel

Hair Clips
Hair pins
Bobby Pins
Wide tooth comb
Soft boar bristle brush

-Wash, Condition, and Detangle hair into two top sections.
-Leave front section (bang area) loose and secure the back portion with a ponytail holder
-Cornrow the front section forward
-Plait the hair in the ponytail
-For a neat set, let the hair dry completely before removing all braids
-Remove braids and pin into place as desired
-To maintain at night you can wrap your hair in a satin bonnet

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  • Anonymous says:

    LUB it, about to try this NOW!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    I tried you style and it turned out great! Thanks for posting this, I didn't want to add any hair to my own so this is perfect. I may have to consider this hair-do for my friends wedding, adding some hair accessories. Great job, I love it.

  • Anonymous says:

    Super cute and nice alternative!

  • Quarter-Life Crisis says:

    Cute style!…I actually used this for my graduate photos that I took just 3 days ago. I received many compliments on my take on this hair style. My hair isn't as long as hers, it's a tighter curl pattern, AND I did it on wet hair (when shrinkage is never on my side) so I had to modify the pinned bun part.

    My modifications: I flat-twisted the front instead of using cornrows since I can't cornrow. As stated above, my hair pulled back into a ponytail/bun was too short to replicate what she did so instead, I sectioned off smaller pieces of hair and twisted them…I think I had 10 total. Then I pinned the twists into a circular pattern.
    Once I took the flat twists down in the morning and tried to separate it to cover both sides of the bun, I decided that it looked silly on me and just pinned it all to one side…and it still turned out great.

    I loved the hairstyle and will definitely add this to my rotation!

  • Anonymous says:

    Cute hair style! I tried it today for church and it came out really nice. It was super easy to do. Thanks for the vid!

  • Anonymous says:

    Very cute!! I bought some of the Jamaican Braiding hair when I saw MsVaughn's video many months ago, but I never got around to trying the style. Also, my hair isn't as textured as the braiding hair, so I debated whether or not I should use that or a looser hair or good ol' kanakelon to try this style. My hair is BSL, but not as dense/thick as Tia's or the hair, so that's why I was going to try it with added hair. Now, I think I probably could get away with doing this style on my own hair. Definitely might give it a try soon. Thanks for the video!


  • MommieDearest says:

    LOVE it!!!! I'm going to try this style when I wash my hair next week. My hair is not nearly as long as hers but I think I can still pull it off.

  • Anonymous says:

    Her hair is GORGEOUS!

  • Anonymous says:

    Super cute! & awesome alternative to using the weave. Great job Tia!

  • Anonymous says:

    This turned out really nice! I saw MsVaughn's Jamaican Braid Updo before and loved it. But I've never been one for buying and wearing weave (not that i have anything against weaves or fake hair, i just never felt comfortable with it on me,) so i've never tried it. This is a great alternative using just your own hair.

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