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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 :)


Hel­lo, its pleas­ant arti­cle regard­ing media print, we all be famil­iar with media is a won­der­ful
source of data.


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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Pret­ty nice post. I just stum­bled upon your blog and want­ed to men­tion that I have real­ly enjoyed brows­ing your blog posts.
In any case I will be sub­scrib­ing in your feed and I’m hop­ing you write once more soon!


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