For those days when your curls are super crazy and driving you nuts, try this quick and easy updo.
You know the days, when your hair looks a bit like this.
Yes, that’s my hair.
I know some of you might think my hair looks alright, and I don’t completely disagree. I love big hair but sometimes it just drives me crazy.
On hot days, or when I need to work, brushing my hair back constantly is annoying.
I like to quickly put it all back and up off my neck. Now I know this style isn’t the prettiest and neatest hairstyle tutorial I’ve ever done but let’s be real. This is my hair as I wear it. I haven’t blowdried it first. I haven’t even washed it.
It’s frizzy and messy but this updo tidies all that crazy hair away in less than two minutes.
That’s a winner to me, especially when I’ve slept in and need to rush out the door in a hurry.
My quick everyday curly hair updo tutorial
What you need:
- Bobby pins
- 2 small clear hair elastics
- Make a deep side part, or you can do a centre part if you prefer.
- Take a good section of hair at your part and split it into two. Twist the front section over the back.
- Add some hair from your hairline to the back section and twist it up and over the top.
- Continue twisting your hair back, following your hairline to your ear. Use a bobby pin to secure the twist in place.
- Now split the rest of your hair into two equal sections.
- Braid each side and secure the ends with small, clear hair elastics.
- Fold the braids into a low updo, making sure to tuck the ends of your hair underneath. My hair is just long enough to fold the ends of the braids under and put one braid over the other. Pin the style in place with bobby pins.
Make this style your own!
- If your hair is shorter, just twist your hair back into a bun instead of creating the two braids.
- If your hair is longer than mine, you can curve your braids around into a round bun, or even a figure-8 shaped bun.
To reduce frizz, you can apply an oil or serum to your hair before you begin.
Now I reckon this is my least Pinterest-worthy hairstyle, but it’s one I wear a lot with my messy curls.
What’s your go-to hairstyle that’s more function over form?