Having the perfect natural hair updo is something that all curly haired women crave. We need a break from the consistent twist outs, braid outs and wash-n-go’s. We might opt for box braids, Havanna twist, Senegalese twist, faux locs or a sewn-in protective style. Honestly speaking, once we put a long-term protective style in the next week we’re ready to take them out. What we are truly yearning for are natural hair updo styles. These easy protective styles gives us a short-term break from our natural hair without the long-term commitment. Updo styles can be created as creative or as subtle as you would like them to be. What’s great about having your natural hair in an updo protective style is that they can be work-friendly, chic or as funky as your heart desires. There are endless amounts of creativity that you can come up with when trying to find the prefect updo style. Besides from aesthetic reasons, another great reason to wear you hair in a updo protective style is that your hair will result in longer, fuller and healthier tresses. You get the benefits of low manipulation and since your hair isn’t hiding under a sew in or interlocked in between braids you have the ability to easily keep your tresses moisturized. See our 3 secrets of achieving long and healthy natural hair.
Check out our round up of the 25 most stunning natural hair updo’s. Comment below telling us your favorite short-term protective styling method!
Back flat twist created by Sabrina
Flat twist updo with leave out created by Yintare
Super fabulous beehive updo created by Lence
Sleek and voluminous high bun featured on To Be Natural
Teyonna Parris is a master at wearing elegant natural hair updo’s
A creative take on a mohawk created by Purely Natural Salon
Twisted pin up created by Natural Resources Salon
How gorgeous is this chunky halo flat twist updo? This style was created by Ugo
Another look by Ugo is her vintage inspired updo
A stunning natural hair updo that’s perfect for long tresses created by Nellie of the US Army!!
Mrs. Floyd is rocking a retro pin & tuck updo
A drop dead gorgeous twisted pompadour created by Sabrina of Divine Oasis Salon & Spa
A fabulous side braided and top bun updo created by Rebecca Cunningham
A work of art created by Tawanda
Another amazing creation by Tawanda, Whose willing to try this swooped flat twist updo?
Look how gorgeous Diana’s roll and tuck natural hair updo is!
Teyonah Parris always SLAYS when it comes to rocking a dope natural hair updo!
The queen of natural hair updo’s, Teyonah Parris, does it again with a unique take on the classic roll and tuck hairstyle.
A gorgeous side flat twist updo found on Elevated Imagery
A classic take on a natural hair updo found on We Define Beauty
Many natural haired women such as, Maria Antoinette, are creating their signature versions of their roll and tuck updo style.
A perfect flat-twist halo created by Shine Struck
Ronke Raji created a chic retro updo that’ll be sure to turn heads.
Tamika Fletcher creates a glamorous updo using an upsizing clip for stability.
A flower headband turns this simple updo creation, created by Charity, into a timeless classic.
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