21 Chic and Easy Updo Hairstyles for Natural Hair

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11. Everyday High Puff Updo

One of the simplest styles of all – simply scrape all your hair back and let it rest in a big puff explosion on the top of your head. If you were blessed with crazy beautiful curls like these, it would be a total shame to let them go to waste. By rocking this look, your hair is out of the way when you don’t want it to irritate you, and you’re still showing of those curls you’re so proud of at the same time. An all-round winner if you were to ask us. (Which we’re assuming you are.)

Everyday High Puff Updo for Natural Hair

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12. Braided Style

Of course, the one thing guaranteed to take care of your hair during the warmer months when you want these relaxed styles, is good nutrition. Nutrition for your hair starts from the inside, and the better your diet is, with plenty of rest fruit and vegetables, the better your hair will be. This will also be the case for other areas of your body – your skin, for example. If you have really dry hair and you want to give it the best shot at survival, start drinking plenty of fluids, let your hair breathe in these relaxed styles for a while, and eat more foods that are packed with vitamins and minerals. It works. Trust us on this.

Braided Formal Updo for Natural Hair

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13. Cute Everyday Look

If pigtails are good enough for the Kardashian’s and the Jenner’s, they’re good enough for us. Plus, they’re utterly adorable, and when twisted into these low buns, make for great swimming pool hair. It’s tied back so it can’t get all knotted up, and it’ll even last for a few days if you do it tight enough. Just don’t do it too tight though – the whole point of these chic and easy updo hairstyles for natural hair is to give your hair a relaxed break.

14. Formal Updo

A look that Michelle Obama herself would have been proud to rock, this formal updo is quite something, and actually much easier than you first may have thought. A little twist here, a little teasing-out there, and a pin or two to keep everything all in check … Are you feeling creative today?

Formal Wedding DIY Updo for Natural Hair

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15. Chic Flat Twist Updo

If you want to have really good quality / condition hair, you will want to skip hair-washing day sometimes, as well as eating a healthier diet. Ideally, you will want to be washing your hair only every four to five days or so, perhaps every three to four if you must. The more you wash your hair, the more damaged it will be – you’ll be stripping it of the oils it needs in order to stay strong and healthy. These chic and easy updo hairstyles for natural hair give you an opportunity to rock dirty hair in an updo, and it would be foolish to let that hair-wash-skip pass you by!

Flat twist Updo for Black Women with Natural Hair

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16. Space Buns

Space buns are so nineties, we can’t help but dig this look, and they’re such an easy look to recreate too. You can rock them messy, or tighter, just like easy and chic updo hairstyles for natural hair like this one! You could add bows, flowers, and other hair accessories if you wanted a cuter and more feminine look, but one of the easiest things to do is use a strand of your own hair to wrap around the base.

17. Pretty Prom Updo f+

Do you remember that we discussed using hair accessories to liven up your chic and easy updos for natural hair? This is a classic example of just that – a pretty prom updo that also could be used for weddings and other formal events. If you were to take the accessories out, or just replace them with different ones, you’ll find the look changes once again. Sometimes it’s the little details that make all the difference.

Cute Prom Updo for Black Women with Natural Hair

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18. Bun Updo with Bangs

Looking for a cute little bun updo with bangs, just like this one? Awesome, because we think it’s utterly adorable. If you want it to look great however, you should try this natural hair regime. On a monthly basis, you’ll want to do a completely protein treatment. Every week, deep condition your hair, making sure you’re using moisture-specific shampoos and conditioners. On a daily basis, you should be using a curl activator when you can find the time. You might also want to consider using shea butter to help seal those ends. Give it a try and report back – we’d love to know what you think!

Low Bun Updo with Curly Bangs for Black Women

Source: @igbocurls

19. Twisted Look

These easy and chic undos for natural hair are great examples of “protective styling”, and this is designed to do two main things. Firstly, it is meant to prevent the ends from drying out. Secondly, the manipulation is kept to a minimum, and this cuts down on stress and breakage. When you opt for natural hair and twists, you’re achieving these two things, and this style is just one example.

20. Twisted Mohawk Updo

Another mohawk, but a very different style. This one is twisted and much more rounded and softer, but still packs that kicks punch that you want to your relaxed and protective styles to pack. A soft baby toothbrush and some hairspray will help you to ensure those baby hairs are slicked back away from the face, and that will prevent your look from getting mussed up.

Twisted Mohawk Updo for Natural Black Women

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21. Twisted Elegant Updo

Do you want to know a secret to getting the softest hair? You’ll need three things – a plastic cap, a hooded dryer, and a conditioner that is créme based. When you have an hour or so to spare one day, simply apply loads of conditioner to your hair, sit with the plastic cap on under the hooded dryer, and let it sink it. You can catch up on your magazine reading while you’re letting the conditioner work its magic. Once you’ve washed it out, you’ll find that your hair is super soft. You’ll get another 4-5 days out of it before you need to wash it again, and you may even get a few days longer with tighter designs and styles such as this one.

Natural Hair Updo for Weddings and Brides

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These 21 chic and easy updo hairstyles for natural hair all bring something new and unique to the table, but there really are so many ways you can twist, braid, coax and tease your hair, pinning in into place. Customise it to make it your own, and put your own little spin noon things. Your hair is the one place you really can let your personality  shine through,and we definitely encourage it!

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