Natural Hair Updos: 20 Easy Styles You Can Do At Home

Alyssa François | 25 March 2019
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Simple and easy!

When you search for updo hairstyles for black women on the Internet, you are presented with a ton of updo hairstyle ideas. Some of them you can’t even do on your own—where’s the fun in that? We know that many women (especially if you can’t find someone who can do natural hair the way you like) would rather do their hair on their own. If you’re looking for natural hair updos that you can do in the comfort of your own casa, you’ve come to the right place. Scroll through our top picks for you to try at home:

1. The Chignon

natural hair updos: chignon
Ideal for formal occasions.

One of the most popular nature hair updos for fancy occasions is the chignon. Twist your hair up into this fancy style in under 10 minutes and use hair pins to hold in place.

2. Fringe Pineapple

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Pineapple updo with a twist.

If you want to find different ways to wear the pineapple updo out an about, add this style to your list. Pull out some hair at the front to add a fringe to your updo.

3. Box Braid Bun

natural hair updos: box braid bun
Coil your braids into a bun.

Want to give your natural hair a break by using box braids as a protective style? There are so many ways to style this look. If you’re going for something simple and easy, try this bun.

4. Braided Ponytail

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Protect your hairline by tucking it away with braids.

Updating a basic ponytail is so easy. One style you should try your hand at is this braided version of the style. This is also a great style if you want a look that helps protect your hairline. Before styling, apply Nexxus Oil Infinite Nourishing Hair Oil to add shine.

NEXXUS OIL INFINITE NOURISHING HAIR OIL

5. Braids

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Two braids are better than one.

This braided updo is a great option if you’re for a natural hair updo that you can keep in for the long-term. Wear this look for about a week or two. To refresh in-between washes spray with a dry shampoo like Dove Refresh+Care Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo.

DOVE DETOX & PURIFY DRY SHAMPOO

6. Bun

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The simple bun.

No matter what hair texture you have, the bun is a go-to hairstyle for any situation. Pull your hair into this simple updo style when you are all out of natural updo ideas.

7. Crochet Braids

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Get any look you want with crochet.

When it comes to deciding on the best protective style for natural hair, crochet braids to take the lead. With this style, you can do just about any style to your hair, including this rolled up look.

8. Dreadlock Bun

natural hair updos: dreadlock bun
Loc it up and style into a bun and more.

Have dreadlocks or thinking of getting faux locs? Here’s a natural hair updo for you to try on your hair. Be sure to keep your bun loose to avoid tension at your roots.

9. Updo ‘Fro

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Turn your afro into a quick updo.

Sleek your hair back with a large hair band to turn your afro into a quick updo style.

10. ‘Fro Hawk

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Natural hair updo style with edge.

Give an edgy style a go like this ‘fro hawk. You can use a banana clip to create the look or pin hair up on each side.

11. Hair Charms

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Accessorize your hair.

The hair charms micro trend was a street style favorite not too long ago but we’re still obsessed. Dress up your natural hair with some fun hair charms.

12. Half Up Bantu

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Give the half-up a new update.

This look gives the classic half-up hairstyle a run for its money. Update the look with three (or more) bantu knots. Use a gel like Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel on your hair before twisting to help hold your bantu knots in place.

NEXXUS EXXTRA HOLD SCULPTING GEL

13. Half Up

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Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

Stretch the length of your wash and go, braid out or twist out styles by refreshing your look every day. This half-up style is just one (and one of our favorite) of the styles you can do with your hair.

14. Giant Pineapple

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The bigger the hair, the harder they stare. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Have a head full of thick natural hair? Or big fluffy curls? Gather it up into this big pineapple updo style.

15. Ponytail & Headband

natural hair updos: ponytail and headband
Natural Hair Updos: Your ponytail is not so basic after all.

If you love to wear a ponytail, there are ways to update it so you don’t get bored. Add a fun headband to the mix to dress it up.

16. Scarf Updo

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Tie your updo up with a scarf.

Make a fun style statement with a tribal scarf. Create a bow at the front to make your accessory stand out.

17. Side Bantu

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Add your bantu knots to one side of your hair.

Want to create a style like the half-shaven look without cutting your hair? You can smooth your hair down on one side or opt for bantu knots.

18. Space Buns

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Natural Hair Updos: Never too old for this style.

Why have one bun when you can have two? This is a fun black hair buns style for any age.

19. Twisted Bang

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Fringe with a twist.

Getting bored with your fringe? Twist it up for a quick update.

20. The Puff

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Rock a big puff style.

When all else fails, gather your hair up into an easy puff!

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