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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Sleek your hair back with a large hair band to turn your afro into a quick updo style.
10. ‘Fro Hawk
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
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
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.
13. Half Up
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
Have a head full of thick natural hair? Or big fluffy curls? Gather it up into this big pineapple updo style.
15. Ponytail & Headband
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
Make a fun style statement with a tribal scarf. Create a bow at the front to make your accessory stand out.
17. Side Bantu
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
Why have one bun when you can have two? This is a fun black hair buns style for any age.
19. Twisted Bang
Getting bored with your fringe? Twist it up for a quick update.
20. The Puff
When all else fails, gather your hair up into an easy puff!