Some days I just don't have the energy to take my curly hair out of its pineapple to wash and style. I relate to the attitude of the Lazy Natural, but I still want to show my personal style. This protective style updo will eliminate all those extra styling steps--and best of all, no one can tell.

All you need is a pack of braiding (kanekalon) hair from the beauty store that blends with your natural texture, along with some bobby pins, and two minutes.

The protective style braided bang updo

Quick Twisted natural hair Updo with braiding hair step 1

Bun up the loose ends of your pineapple.

Quick Twisted natural hair Updo with braiding hair step 2

Wrap your braiding hair around the bun with the rubber band that it came attached to.

Quick Twisted natural hair Updo with braiding hair step 3

Since the braiding hair is separated into 2 large sections, wrap one around your bun and leave the other hanging down.

Quick Twisted natural hair Updo with braiding hair step 4

Secure the wrapped section over your bun with bobby pins.

Quick Twisted natural hair Updo with braiding hair step 5

Create a large rope twist with the loosely hanging section of braiding hair.

Quick Twisted natural hair Updo with braiding hair finished look

Optional: For laid baby hairs and a sleeker look, use an edge tamer.

Watch my tutorial on The Twist