Twisted Back Updo | Tutorial



I love styles that look intricate, like they took forever to achieve, but really they're pretty easy to get done. This is one of those styles. It really comes down to six twists pinned up. I waited probably too long to do this tutorial so that I would be able to show what it looks like on my own hair, too. Big, crochet braided hair is not required to achieve this awesome protective style.

The state of your hair - textured or straight - when you begin is really up to you. I go for big, air-dried or stretched hair though because I like the fullness it gives the style. You do want to make sure your hair is well moisturized, as this is a style you can keep in for a few days.

Supplies Needed: Bobby pins, 2 hair clips to hold the sections


Steps:
  1. Separate your hair into front & back sections (part from ear to ear), clip to hold in place.
  2. Divide the back section down the middle and make 2 two-strand twists on each side. 
  3. Secure each twist underneath the other with a bobby pin. 
  4. In the front section, part your hair how you like it (middle or side-part), clip to hold 1 section. 
  5. Divide the other section in half (top to bottom) and two-strand twist twist each.
  6. Secure each twist in the back with bobby pins.
  7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 on the other section in the front. 

Voila! That's it. On my hair this looked a little more like a faux bob style because of how loosely I twisted my hair in the back sections. If you two-strand twist your hair tighter, you will get more of the detailed look I had with the crochet braid style. I like it both ways. Also, you can switch this style up some by simply using the tuck, roll, pin technique in each section instead of a two-strand twist (pictured below). Happy styling ladies!





16 comments:

  1. I wish my hair was long + thick enough to try this style. Very cute!

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    1. Thanks Marie! I don't think you're very far from being able to try it. Thanks for stopping by, too!

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  2. This is awesome! I love it. I'd love for you to include this post in my #techniquethursday linkup.
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    Divachyk | Relaxed Thairapy

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    1. Thank you Divachyk! I will be sure to do that :)

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  3. This looks great, I'll give it a try :)

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    1. Thanks Candice! I'd love to see your version.

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  4. YES!!! I love EVERYTHING about this look! The final results look so much more intricate than it actually is!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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    1. Yesss that's what I love about it, too! Thanks KLP!!

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  5. So beautiful. I am trying this as soon as I take out my twists!

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    1. Thank you! I will be looking out for your recreation!

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  6. Hey Melanie Do you have a hair type that you use for crochet braids

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    1. Hey! I have been using kanekalon braiding hair for them. I usually use the brand X-pression that is available at most beauty supply stores.

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