A Natural Updo

I have a love hate relationship with twists. I love the fact that they're a great protective style and they're a really easy go to style but after 3 days I get bored and I really don't like how the front looks. So I decided to do something different after watching MsButterfli's loc updo video. I originally tried it her way and I didn't like how it looked so I tweaked it in a way that worked for me.

Step 1 - Start with a twisted head

Step 2- Take one section and cross it over. It doesn't matter which side you start with.

Step 3 - Repeat Step 2 on the opposite side.

Step 4 - Repeat Step 2 and 3 and continue as far as you want to go.

The results -
For the front I did my staple 2 strand flat twist style. I'm trying to learn how to do different things with the front but I always end up with this.

Sides -

Top -
It's a really cute style that got a lot of compliments. If you don't feel like redoing the front when it gets old just add a scarf and you're good to go for as long as you want.

One thing - when pinning your sections try not to do it too tight. The first day I wore it it wasn't tight when I left for work but as the day went on I had to get Jesus on the main line and ended up pulling some pins out.


Danyelle said...

This is soooo cute! I love the texture of your hair and you're a pro at flat twists. I've been trying to teach myself how to do the flat twists, but it always ends up a puffy mess, lol!

July 22, 2008 at 11:34 PM
yummy411 said...

i abs love it!!!! can't wait until my locs are long enough to do this!!

July 22, 2008 at 11:59 PM
Amina said...

it is absolutely beautiful!! i have to try it too but my hair is not long enough..it shrinks so much!!
gorgeous do:)

July 23, 2008 at 2:45 AM
Jamila said...

That is gorgeous! Your flat twists are perfect. I am so do challenged it's not even funny!

July 23, 2008 at 7:35 AM
B said...

Gorgeous! My hair may be long enough to do this buy my shrinkage factor is insaaaaane.

July 23, 2008 at 8:53 AM
Anonymous said...

Your hair is so gorgeous! Man, I wish I had the guts to go Natural! Anywho, I really like this updo - it's really regal! :)

July 23, 2008 at 11:56 AM
slvrlips said...

Gorgoeus!! This look is super chic. Perfect day or night

July 23, 2008 at 6:21 PM
SuzieC said...

@ danyelle - Thanks! It took me a while to master flats twist. It wasn't a pretty site in the beginning.

@ yummy - Thanks! I know it will look lovely when you do it!

@ amina & b - Thanks! My shrinkage is no joke but since you're pulling and stretching the hair the shrinkage doesn't factor in.

@ jamila - Thanks! It took serious practice to get to the point where I could wear it out the house and not be embarrassed...lol

@ anjela - Thanks!

@ slvrlips - Thanks!

July 23, 2008 at 11:45 PM

xoxo Jaimie said...

That looks really elegant! I love it.

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July 24, 2008 at 11:30 AM
Virtuous Blue said...

oh...my...goodness. I LOVE this style. I love two-strands as a protective style, but I get bored easily as well. I've been lazy lately and have only beeing doing wash-and-gos and the breakage from that has NOT been pretty. I'm definitely going to have to "borrow" this style lol


July 29, 2008 at 4:51 AM
Psyche said...


July 30, 2008 at 12:37 AM
Anonymous said...

Suzie, you have the MOST gorgeous lush hair I've ever seen. I love the flat twists, too cute.

July 30, 2008 at 10:58 AM
SuzieC said...

Thanks Jen! One day when I'm not lazy I'm going to replicate your style.

August 1, 2008 at 2:50 PM

HeavenLei/Blumoonbabe said...

Your hair has remained so beautiful over the years...

August 2, 2008 at 8:18 PM
SuzieC said...

Thanks blu!

August 4, 2008 at 8:27 PM

Anaylli said...

Simply gorgeous! Your twists and updo are amazing...loves it...

August 10, 2008 at 2:59 PM
SuzieC said...

Thanks Anaylli!!

August 13, 2008 at 8:34 PM

AnyaPosh said...

I love your hair texture. It looks so shiny & soft. Good job!

October 16, 2008 at 11:46 AM

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