Sometimes your schedule is congested and wash day has to wait, but that doesn’t mean you want to neglect your hair completely. One of the biggest benefits of being natural is the style versatility. We can wash and go, roller set, blow out, updo, straighten, twist out, Bantu knot, and a number of other things without compromising volume. Out of them all, the updo reigns one of the best styling options and here’s why: 
  • Helps to delay wash day
  • Great protective style
  • Fitting for formal and casual occasions
  • Keeps hair out of face during exercise
  • Backup for failed twist outs

Updos are best coifed on stretched hair, because it creates texture and elongates the hair for easier styling and more versatility. DiscoveringNatural has a quick, 2-minute updo tutorial that is great for medium and long lengths. Here is what you need to get started.

What You’ll Need

Directions

  1. Gather you hair atop your head, smoothing the nape with your hands and hold the hair with your right hand.
  2. Pull hair from the left section toward the right, overlapping the hair being held by the right hand.
  3. Secure that section with a bobby pin.
  4. Pull hair from the right section toward the left, overlapping the hair that you just secured and fasten this section with a bobby pin. This should create a criss cross pattern in the back.
  5. Wind the exposed ends from those sections at the crown to create a pin curl and secure with a bobby pin.
  6. Create a pompadour with the front section by first dividing the hair into two.
  7. Loosely pull one section over the other and secure with a bobby pin and then pull the other across and bobby pin.
  8. Spray your hairline with water.
  9. Apply a bit of the CURLS Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste and gently smooth the hair with a boar bristle brush.

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