I'm guilty of hitting the snooze button one too many times. I often forget to set my hair the night before. And don't get me started on all of my failed wash and gos. Nonetheless, I refuse to walk out of the house looking a hot mess. So instead of giving you a boring #washdayexperience this week, I decided to share 10 of my favorite super quick and easy updos:
1/ SWIRLED CROWN BRAID (tutorial)The perfect way to elevate a humble dutch braid. The key to this style is gently fluffing the sides of the braid to give it volume and make it look thicker.
2/ KNOTTED UPDO (tutorial)Not a braid. Not a bun. All protective. Stupid simple. This Knotted Updo is perfect for any length hair. I used a technique called banding to stretch my curls.
RELATED: How to stretch natural (and transitioning) hair without heat!
3/ TWO STRAND TWIST UPDO (tutorial)The final chop of my texlaxed ends left my bangs super short which made styles other than a high bun difficult. After a little trial and error, I realized that two strand twisting my bangs first + a few well placed hair pins was all I needed to create a cute "not a boring bun" look.
4/ FLAT TWIST BUN (tutorial)I love using curlformers to stretch my hair then pulling the curls up into a protective style. And this Flat twist Bun is the perfect example of that. This style is chic but simple and the longer that you leave it in, the more voluminous it makes your hair look. So if you have hair on the finer side---this style is for you!
RELATED: How to use Curlformers on Natural Hair
5/ FISHTAIL BANANA CLIP (tutorial)Banana clips are a fun way to put your hair into a quick updo. Then you can pin your ends up to turn the updo into a protective style.
6/ SWIRLED FLAT TWIST BUN (tutorial)Make one large flat twist then two single twists then BOOM you gotta super cute hairstyle! Again, the length of your hair doesn't matter for this style.
7/ HIGH PUFF (tutorial)Of course this list wouldn't be complete without my high puff. It's the style that I love to hate. It's the epitome of easy but it makes me soooo lazy with my hair.
8/ FLUFFY TOP KNOT (tutorial)As I got deeper in my relaxer stretch turned transition, pulling my hair into a high bun got harder and harder. That is until I worked my hair into this gorgeous fluffy top knot.
9/ HEAD WRAP SCARF BUN (tutorial)This style has two steps: Bantu knot your bangs then wrap your hair in your favorite printed scarf. Easy peasy!
10/ CURLY UPSWEEP (tutorial)Necessity is the mother of invention. All I had was a failed twist out, 5 minutes, and a stretched out hair tie; and it was all I needed to create this style. I pulled my hair into a high puff leaving down a large section to give myself a curly bang.
What's your favorite updo? Link it up below!