Work Style: Three Updos for 4C Natural Hair

Professional Natural Hairstyle for 4C Hair- Flat Twist Updo- The Kink and I
Hey, there!

Sometimes, styling my natural hair for work is a struggle but other times, I manage to get it right. I often find myself wishing my hair were bra-strap length already, just so I could easily rock it in a low bun Monday to Friday. Please tell me I’m not the only one!

Recently, over a 17 day period between washdays, I wore my hair 4 different ways, without needing to comb once. Goals, anyone? Haha! I’m all about simple, cute hairstyles that are low maintenance.

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Apart from the obvious benefits of saving time and money/energy on styling, when you wear low maintenance and low manipulation styles, you fuss with your hair less. Less fuss means the hair is just doing its thing jeje, so it’s not exposed to tearing, or breakage.

Yeah, so about these styles… here’s how it went down.

Style 1: Flat Twist Updo 

I initially considered doing “all back” with flat twists like I did in this juicy style post here. I changed my mind later on to this flat twist updo I found on Pinterest because it looked more interesting.

The good people at K.L’s Natural Beauty Bar in Dolphin Estate hooked me up one Tuesday afternoon, during my lunch break. No extensions were added, and I was super happy with the results. Just in case you’re wondering, I paid 4000 Naira to style.

Professional Natural Hairstyle for 4C Hair- Flat Twist Updo- The Kink and I
Front view
Professional Natural Hairstyle for 4C Hair- Flat Twist Updo- The Kink and I
The back
Professional Natural Hairstyle for 4C Hair- Flat Twist Updo- The Kink and I
The side

For maintenance, I didn’t want to encourage the chunky twists in front to shrink, so I did not spritz my hair at all. Every few days, I just oiled my scalp. When the chunky twists started looking a little somehow after 10 days, I had to come up with Style 2.

Style 2: Flat Twist Updo with Curly Twist Bangs

I loosened the chunky twists in front and twisted my hair dry with the Midas Naturals L.O.C butter. Afterwards, I rolled the ends of the twists with perm rods.

Professional Natural Hairstyle for 4C Hair- Flat Twist Updo with Curly Twists- The Kink and I

The plan was to have a lovely twist and curl for the weekend, but after taking down the rods, I found the twists to be SO nicely curled and pretty enough to rock on their own, and so I did. What do you think?

Professional Natural Hairstyle for 4C Hair- Flat Twist Updo with Curly Twists- The Kink and I

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Style 3: Curly Bangs and a Bun

I loosened the flat twists at the back, leaving the 3 little ones on the side and pulled my hair up into a tiny bun. Then, I took down the twists in front and held them down with a bobby pin. Here’s what this looked like at the end of the day:

Professional Natural Hairstyle for 4C Hair- Curly Bangs and Kinky Bun- The Kink and I
This photo was taken at night. I had much more definition during the day

Professional Natural Hairstyle for 4C Hair- Curly Bangs and Kinky Bun- The Kink and I

Style 4: The next day, I pinned up the curly bangs as some sort of mini pompadour but I kept the bun. Sorry, I don’t have photos of this, but I hope you get the idea? I was much too tired when I got home that night!

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What do you think of these styles? How do you like to style your hair to the office? Would you try them? Do you want to see more work style inspiration? Let me know!

Love,

AB,

xx


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18 thoughts on “Work Style: Three Updos for 4C Natural Hair

  1. I like the fact that the styles could be gotten without having to comb one day. And even if you tried again, there are more styles that could be derived other days from that one still. I should do this!

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