5 Unique Ways to Wear a Cool Knotted Updo

Put a twist on your standard bun with knotted updo

Love putting your hair up but looking to ditch the same old, same old? Put a twist on your standard bun by wearing a knotted updo! The hairstyle can be achieved by twisting or braiding your hair into one piece before wrapping it around as a bun. Whether you have box braids or your natural hair out, or whether you want to dress up or dress down your look, there is a knotted updo look for you to rock! 

1. Half Up/Half Down Updo

Knotted updos look great with braided, twisted, and loc styles! – Photo by Tyler Sakil

Not fully committed to the knotted updo style yet? No worries, try this half up/half down updo style! This look is especially amazing when styled on braids, twists, or faux locs. To help keep your look sleek, try Suave Extreme Hold Unscented Aerosol Hairspray to help keep the style in place all day. 

2. Cornrow Updo

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Put a twist on your cornrows with a knotted updo. – Photo by Suad Kamardeen

Style your cornrow into the most gorgeous knotted updo! This is a perfect style if cornrows are your go-to protective style and you want to try something new with them! Maintain and elongate the length of your hairstyle with SheaMoisture Wig & Weave Tea Tree & Borage Seed Oil Shine Spray. 

 3. Box Braids Knotted Updo

Refresh the look of aged boxed braids with an updo. – Photo by Nana Yaw Otoo

Do you have aged box braids that you are not ready to take out yet? Conceal the worn-out style with a knotted updo! To help make the style look even sleeker, slick down flyaway hairs with SheaMoisture Papaya & Neroli All Day Frizz Control Styling Gel 

4. Elegant Knotted Updo

This knotted updo look is perfect for formal events. – Photo by Ransford Quaye

Getting dressed up? Try out this updo style with accessories. This is a great style to wear to a prom or a wedding – regardless of if you’re attending as a bride, bridesmaid, or guest! To keep the look extra smooth, try Suave Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Smooth & Shine Cream when creating the hairstyle. 

5. All-Natural Up-do 

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Turn an old silk press/blow out into a sleek updo.- Photo by Joecalih

If you got it, flaunt it! Knotted Updos also look great on your natural hair. If you’re rocking a silk press or blowout that is near the end of its lifeline, stretch it out an extra few days with an updo. Use Suave Dry Texture Finishing Spray to help keep the style intact for days. 

Which knotted updo style will you be trying? Show us your look by tagging us @AllThingsHairUS. Also, for more natural hair inspo, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter below! 

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