On Wednesday nights my guilty pleasure is Empire. Great acting, engaging story lines, and good music, but… another thing that keeps me coming back is Serayah. Serayah McNeil is the lovely singer and actress who plays Tiana on Empire. Not only is she talented, but her hair is just gorgeous and I think she is […]
Updo Hair Styles
Simple hair style updo
Pin up or updos are my favorite protective natural hair style. I am not a big fan of buns because they can tug on edges. Updo styles can be a helpful part of a natural hair care routine. By putting your hair up you can keep your hair better moisturized and minimize damage. I also like updo hair styles for my natural hair because many of them can be done without heat. By wearing updos you can start on your goals toward maximum hair growth.
Updo hair styles can be as simple or complex as you prefer. As a busy mom I like wearing updos because I can do them quickly; I often do not have time for hair styles that take a long time. I think updos are a versatile natural hair style to wear to work, on an evening out, or to formal events.
Several people have asked how I wear my natural hair in between my 2 week washings. This is a simple natural hair style that I wear quiet frequently to work and around the house. It is quick and it is also a protective style. This style can easily be adapted for shorter hair. 1) […]
The straight bun is any easy style for natural hair, it can help keep your natural hair straighter for a longer time. Start with hair that has been blown out or flat ironed. To minimize heat use stretch your hair using rollers and sit under a hooded dryer instead of straightening. Watch my video here […]
This is a super easy and quick style I do pretty regularly on my twisted natural hair. I can do this hair style in under an hour and it lasts me a week. Then I take the twists loose and wear a twist out. 1) Put your hair in loose jumbo twists. I do […]
This natural hair twist style can be done on medium length or long hair. It generally takes me about 1.5-2 hours from start to finish but it lasts a week or more. (edited: on my currently length this style takes about 30 minutes longer) 1) Start with dry or slightly damp detangled hair. I prefer […]
This natural hair style is basically two big flat twists and a bun. It is simple to do and usually lasts me about 3 days. For this style you will need large bobby pins, a pony tail holder, a brush and gel. I typically do this style on my natural hair that I have stretched […]
This bun is often called a sock bun, however I don’t use a sock or any stuffing. If your hair is thin you should consider using a satin covered scrunchie or natural textured weave to stuff the bun and give it a full look. 1) Start with hair that is slightly damp. 2) […]
This simple updo hair style takes me about 10 minutes. One thing I like about this style is that it can last 3-4 days if I tie it up at night and braid up the loose bang in the front. You can accessorize this style however you want. I used a comb with a ribbon […]
I wear this natural updo hair style quite frequently in the summer. It is super quick and it will usually last a week. I do this style on hair that has been stretched out by braiding or blowdrying. This style is great for natural hair growth because it requires little manipulation once it is done, […]