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4 lovely up-dos for curly hair


Naturally curly hair is like a wild animal that should not be put in a cage. It should be fed healthy things, not stripped of it’s natural defenses.

But don’t be afraid to style that beautiful animal into a beautiful but polished mess of curls and bobby pins.

That said, I am excited to share with you 4 lovely up-dos for curly girls.

When styling curls, I like to work with the natural curl. Generally this means nothing too tight, and with lots of soft and romantic texture. So naturally, loose twists and braids and big messy buns work beautifully.

Here are 4 simple and beautiful DIY hairstyles for curly hair.

1. Simple double twist-back, a pretty half-up half-down hairstyle.

Start by prepping hair with a smoothing shine product like Liquid gold hair polisher.

Make a side part.

Starting at the hairline on one side of the part, take a small bit of hair and twist it towards the top of the head. Add a little bit of hair from underneath and twist again. Work your way towards the back of the head, taking a bit of hair from underneath and twisting it in.

Once your twist has reached behind your ear, and includes all hair from your front hair and temple area, pin it securely with criss-cross bobby pins.

Now do the same thing on the other side. You should have all the hair around your face pinned back into your twists, and curls falling naturally in the back.


2. Vintage inspired twisted curly side bun

For this simple curly hairstyle, Start by prepping hair with a smoothing shine product like Liquid gold hair polisher.

Make a side part. On the heavy side of the part at the hairline, start twisting upwards towards the top of your head. Add a bit of hair from underneath and gently guide your twist around the side of the head and across the back, to the opposite side of the back hairline.

Continue twisting to the very end of your twist-tail. Wrap the tail into a loose bun and tuck in the end. Pin the bun securely in place.







3. Low curly messy bun

Start by prepping hair with a smoothing shine product like Liquid gold hair polisher.

Pull all the hair into a low ponytail. I did mine slightly off center, so that it could be seen from the front, but you can center it if you want.

Take a chunk of curls (approx 1/8th of the hair) and twist it all the way to the end. Twist it into a coily-messy little nest and pin it to the head so it stays.

Do this throughout the whole ponytail creating a messy yet polished bun!










4. Braided curly beauty

Start by prepping hair with a smoothing shine product like Liquid gold hair polisher.

Make 2 loose braids down the back and secure them with elastics.

Pull one across and around the base of the other one, and pin it into place.

Pull the second one across and pin it around the base of the first one.

Make sure you tuck the tales in for continuity.

Want more braided curl inspiration? Check out the Galway milkmaid braided tutorial.

Are you a curly girl? what’s your go-to curly hairstyle?


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  1. Dalila Hitzel

    In ancient civilizations, women’s hair was often elaborately and carefully dressed in special ways. Women coloured their hair, curled it, and pinned it up in a variety of ways. They set their hair in waves and curls using wet clay, which they dried in the sun and then combed out, or else by using a jelly made of quince seeds soaked in water, or curling tongs and curling irons of various kinds.

  2. Nikki

    I love this! Thanks!

    1. roxie.hunt Author

      You are so welcome! glad you found it useful:)

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