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

Alyssa François | 22 February 2018

Simple and easy!

When you search for updo hairstyles for black women on the internet, you are presented with a plethora of updo hairstyle ideas. Some of them you can’t even do them 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:

Natural Hair Updos: Try These Styles At Home

natural hair updos: chignon
Ideal for formal occasions.

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.

natural hair updos: fringe pineapple
Pineapple updo with a twist.

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.

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

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 protective style. If you’re looking for something simple and easy go for the bun.

natural hair updos: braided pony
Protect your hairline by tucking it away with braids.

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.

natural hair updos: braids
Two braids are better than one.

5. Braids

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.

natural hair updos: bun
The simple bun.

6. Bun

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

natural hair updos: crochet
Get any look you want with crochet.

7. Crochet Braids

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

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

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.

natural hair updos: afro
Turn your afro into a quick updo.

9. Updo ‘Fro

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

natural hair updos: fro hawk
Natural hair updo style with edge.

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.

natural hair updos: hair charms
Accessorize your hair.

11. Hair Charms

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

natural hair updos: half-up updo
Give the half-up a new update.

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.

natural hair updos: half up
Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

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.

natural hair updos: pineapple updo
The bigger the hair, the harder they stare. Photo credit:

14. Giant Pineapple

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

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

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.

natural hair updos: scarf
Tie your updo up with a scarf.

16. Scarf Updo

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

natural hair updos: side Bantu
Add your bantu knots to one side of your hair.

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.

natural hair updos: space buns
Natural Hair Updos: Never too old for this style.

18. Space Buns

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

natural hair updos: twisted bang
Fringe with a twist.

19. Twisted Bang

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

natural hair updos: the puff
Rock a big puff style.

20. The Puff

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

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