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By Chinwe of Hair and Health

Are you looking to spice up your protective styling routine?  Then check out these six updos:

1. Roll, tuck, and pin – remixed!

The “roll, tuck, and pin” is a popular updo, but I call this the “remixed” version.  You can start with your natural curls or on stretched hair.

2. Vintage twist pin curls

Starting with a set of small or medium twists, you can replicate this vintage updo.  The style can also be modified for smaller twists.

3. Retro updo

This updo is reminiscent of American styles from the 1950s and 1960s.  Start with your natural curls or on stretched hair.

4. Classic updo on small or mini twists

This beautiful updo is done on mini twists but can also be modified for small or medium twists.

5. Chic updo

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If you want an updo that is super chic, try this one.  Start from stretched hair to achieve this look.

6. Elegant curly twist updo

This updo requires a bit more work than the previous ones but is well worth it.  Start from a set of small or mini twists that have been curled via flexi rods or perm rods.

Ladies, will you try any of these updos?


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16 Comments on "6 Cute Updos for Stretched or Twisted Natural Hair"

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I love all the styles and I’ll try them ALL! lol

Please look at my attempts at doing edgy updos on twists here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mm_jffZ8kk

Tahiri 🙂


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Love these updos! I had no idea that the look was that effortless. I’m hoping I can achieve them lol


I love, love, love ALL of the updos. I can’t wait to try them!!!!


I definitely have to favorite this page. Whenever I need a cute updo I’m on Youtbue freaking out searching like crazy so this is prefect! Thank ya kindly!


I love these “grown folks” hair styles! I cannot wait to have enough hair to roll it like that!

Random Trini Chick

Perfect timing, I was looking for protective styles sans “the bun”. Thank you!


Thank you for posting this. I have it booked marked. I’m not creative and it gave me great ideas for updos for my new job. I love having a plan b for when twist outs go bad.

I am a reformed wash-n-goer and my twist outs often fail. This week I’ve been experimenting with updos so my plan b isn’t a wash-n-go or cinnabun (played that bun out).


Loving it! Yes, always looking to expand beyond the bun I always rock on protective day.


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Don’t know why you got a thumbs down loved the updo




I’m definitely in need of a change, thanks for this. Looking forward to trying these looks. It’s perfect for office jobs also.

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Love, love the chic updo. I’ll definitely be using this technique!,,