Updos for Long Hair

Updos for long hair anyone??

I was inspired to do this super cute, curly hair updo after I saw a pic of it on a fellow natural.

Thanks so much for being such a great inspiration Ms. Danielle!

If you don't know how to do an updo, fear not!

Lots of pics below and step by step hairstyle instructions!


Cute and protective!

For braiding the hair you’ll need:

Products used:

As always, I started with clean, detangled, stretched hair.

How cute!

Since I'm going to be putting B's hair into mini twists in two weeks, I decided I would only spend about an hour on her hair last night.

All in all it took about an hour and a half, but her hair has been retaining a lot of length lately so it's okay!


I began by thoroughly shampooing B's hair with Blended Cutie shampoo.

We've been using Blended Beauty hair products for a little while now and I really like them! Definitely one of our favs!

After washing, we DC'd with the BB conditioner, detangled with the DC still in, rinsed, added a generous amount of the Butter Me Up, and stretched hair over night using Ghana Plaits.

If you don't know how to thread hair, check out our Ghana braid/Ghana plait hair tutorial right here!

I parted her hair into wedges, kind of like you'd slice a pizza pie or apple pie.

Below is a pic!

As you can see, I parted her hair into five different wedges. All of the ones on the side and back of her head were cornrowed up towards the middle of her head while the one section in the front was cornrowed towards her face.

That front section is where her "bangs" went. Because her hair is fairly long, I had to make the bangs swoop to the side and out of her eyes.

If your hair is shorter, you can probably get away with leaving them down!

The picture above shows how I made the cornrows go UP towards where the parts met in the center.

I made B's bun pretty high, but you can make it into a high bun or a low one, it's completely up to you!

Also, because I wanted the bun to be nice and round and soft, once I ran out of room to make the cornrows stick to her head, I changed from braiding into twisting.

If you don't how to two strand twist natural or curly hair, check out our two strand twists tutorial right here!!

Once all the braiding and twisting was done, I gathered all the hair twists into a neat, high ponytail.

Lastly, I smoothed them all up into a neat, fluffy bun.

Thank you so much for reading this hairstyle tutorial!

I hope you've enjoyed it and been inspired!

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