It’s getting cooler naturals! The weather is slightly dropping, kids are back in school, and as we say our last goodbyes to summer we must also start saying hello to cooler temperatures and the holidays. Yes, the holidays will be coming up soon and that means busting out the formal wear, going to parties, and fun nights out. Chunky twists are so pretty and they make an amazing protective style when placed into intricate updos. As the weather cools many of us want beautiful protective styles that keep us #winning. Oh, and do not get it twisted (pun intended) flat twists if created big are very much a part of chunky twists so sit back and enjoy the array of styles we have for you.
10 Updos with Chunky Twists
Chunky Flat Twists Updo
NaturalMetra shows us how we can create an elegant chunky flat twist updo that’s perfect for work, school, play, and the upcoming holidays. The best part is that it only takes 15 minutes to create! As we watch her complete her style up close and personal, you get to see just how easy this protective style is on stretched hair. To preserve the style just cover with satin or silk scarf at night.
Two Strand Flat Twist Updo
Everyone has seen this pic of Nik rocking a gorgeous twisted updo on Pinterest, Tumblr, and Facebook, but have you seen how she achieved it? She starts out on stretched hair from her no-heat blowout technique. This style is great for medium to long, stretched hair and she walks you through the entire with process with instructions and close-ups. She ends up with a mass of twists on one side with ends tucked away and a style that can be kept for about a week with just a silk or satin scarf to cover at night.
The KG Lifestyle created this smooth, sleek look with a ponytail in the back and bangs in the front. She adds the flair with twists in the front, twists in the back, and shine all the way through. The finished look is polished, elegant, and only requires a satin or silk scarf placed around the base to protect it through the week. Since it’s in a ponytail you may have to do some touch-up brushing for the flyaways.
Voluminous Textured Chunky Twist Protective Updo
Nalia1908 is ready for fall with this super cute side pinup. She has several twists in her head and she begins to roll them all toward one side and to the front. There is a lot of tucking and pinning with a gorgeous side twisted mass of twists that is very old Hollywood glam. A satin or silk scarf loosely wrapped at night will allow you to rock this style for at least a week.
Flat Twist UpdoGot to love the pompadour! BeautyCutright starts with freshly wash and blow-dried hair. After sectioning her hair she then applies Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Cream from Organix to each section. Starting from the back she flat twists from her nape up to her crown and continues around her head. After she’s done she pins them into place and you are finished with a gorgeous twisted pompadour that will last at least a week. All you need is a satin or silk scarf to cover at night for style preservation.
Chunky Flat Twist Updo
On stretched hair, IslandEssence starts twisting from the middle toward the front and the back and sides starting from the edges or nape. This is style is very creative and totally protected. A few hairpins and some edge control is all that’s needed for this polished updo that only needs a silk or satin scarf to keep overnight.
Two Strand Twist Updo
iknowlee shows how to work those two-strands twists into a beautiful updo that will give you another look if you tired of wearing them down. This style can be created on short to medium hair. The biggest selling point on this style is you create any style you see fit with your existing twists and some bobby pins. Pin up the side and give yourself a pompadour. A satin bonnet can be placed loosely on top to keep your twists for a few days to weeks.
Fuss-Free Chunky Twist Updo
If you want to add some length, then try Sprkln2001’s gorgeous fuss-free chunky twisted updo. She merely twists them into a goddess braid of sorts, and the contrast of the added twisted hair and her own hair gives her updo height. It’s quite beautiful and truly different. At night tie with a satin or silk scarf and this look will last at least a week.
Chunky Cornrows & Twists Updo
VeePeeJay creates a lovely style that’s perfect for the non-flatwisters in the group. She starts off with freshly washed hair and places them in big Bantu knots. Part of her hair if cornrowed while the other is placed in twists and she added some Marley hair to give her the height she wanted for the look but it will be covered by her own twists. Yes, you can have height at any length with the right tools! Criss crossed in the back and a side pompadour is the end result in this elegant updo that only needs a silk or satin scarf for cover at night.
Chunky Flat Twist Updo
This style is quick and easy! Whether it be a date, interview, gala, or holiday party, if your schedule is congested and you do not want to compromise style because your time constraints, this is the style you want! Nik uses three hair ties and a few hairpins to create this elegant style on stretched hair. No need to rush to the salon or to the shower! Look at the beauty you can create with improvising!