|Easy Up-Do on Stretched Natural Hair
There are all sorts of ways to stretch natural hair and I’ve pretty much tried them all. Thing is, I am always stuck trying to figure out how to style my hair once it’s stretched. Enter the Up-Do. After watching plenty of videos on the subject, I can finally say I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve.
The Crown Braid style that I demonstrated in my french braiding video is a favorite of mine. It can last several days if I keep it wrapped up at night. Lately though I wanted something with a little more pizazz and found this look that was also really easy
This is similar to the look that Teyonah Parris rocked on the red carpet at the SAG awards last year. I like that you can change this into a mohawk style or go with a simple bun. This is truly where stretched natural hair shines because the texture gives fullness to the style.
Here’s a pictorial of how I achieved this style.
I first sectioned off my bangs with a u-shape part
Then I split the rest of my hair into two sections parting from ear to ear. Next, I pulled each section into ponytails using elastic bands to secure.
Now it’s time for some bobby pins. I just took the bottom ponytail and split the hair into three. I finger rolled my hair like I was pincurling it and bobby pinned the hair down towards the base of the elastic.
|Roll down toward the base of the elastic
|Pin Down with a Bobby Pin
I took the other two sections and did the same thing, pinning them around the sides of the elastic for a full bun effect.
|This ponytail was split into three sections
I did the same rolling and pinning on the second/top ponytail and then moved on to the bangs.
The bangs can be pinned back into a pompadour or swooped forward. This is usually where I freestyle a bit until I get the hair how I want it.
I finished the style by smoothing the sides with a soft bristle brush and there you have it. So Easy!
|The finished look
This Up-Do is too easy to pass up. Let me know if you give it a try!