30 Days, 30 Updos

I love updos. My love for them really started when I big chopped and had no hair to put up! When relaxed, it was all about wearing my hair down to show length. Being natural makes a length test being about the ability to wear my hair up. I mean, rocking your first puff is HUGE!

I love challenges. They keep me on my toes, don’t allow me to get into a rut and best of all provide great material for a catalogue of looks and also pushes me to try new and unexpected looks (you probably didn’t know I also do wardrobe challenges every once in awhile to keep it fresh, but that’s another post…)

So when I decided to do another hair challenge, I knew it obviously had to be…well, a challenge! And I know how challenging it can be finding updo inspiration for natural hair, especially for resistant hair like mine. So how much more challenging would it be to style my hair in an updo everyday for a month? How many different ways are there? In weaves, braids and relaxed hair, we wear updos for work, weddings and other formal events. Yet when it comes to natural hair, we kind of get stumped for ideas. They’re out there, just not as easily replicable for my resistant hair as some of the other styles are. At least, that’s what I’ve found.

Well, I’m going to do it. I’m going to rock 30 natural hair updo styles over 30 days. And I define an updo as having 50% (or more) of my hair ‘not free’ lol. No repeats but modifications are allowed. Give Fro a break on wash day. This time, my videos will be part of the fun too!

And with that, I’ll leave you with some fab updo inspiration. More can be found on my Pinterest I Love Natural Hair! Board:



 Here I go!



  1. Anonymous
    February 25, 2013 / 1:23 pm

    Hi. Just discovered your blog and I love it. I can relate to it more than the international blogs, with products that are not available in SA. I have 1 question that's off-topic though: where do you get the shea butter for your Zesty Lemon Butter? And price?

    Keep up the blog. Love it!!

  2. February 25, 2013 / 10:21 am

    Good luck on ur hair challenge will be waiting to see ur faboulus updos 🙂
    i wish i could the same i have no patience and im too lazy LOL and my friends complains about it too hehe.

    But all the best and i luv ur blog:)

    • March 4, 2013 / 12:04 pm

      Thanks Odile! I'm underway with it now and it's going well 😀

  3. February 25, 2013 / 7:15 am

    this is the last thing i expected when you mentioned another hair challenge was coming soon… can't wait to see the updos you will come up with. my hair is also resistant to updos for now, honestly it has a mind of its own.

    • March 4, 2013 / 12:03 pm

      Lol, my thick and resistant hair is really getting its fair share of experimented styles 😀 It's not easy but it's definitely exciting and challenging! I'm excited to have a catalogue of easy to do styles for us resistant haired girls 🙂

  4. Anonymous
    February 24, 2013 / 7:06 pm

    Wowzer! Cant wait to see and try them all,i know u wont dissapoint 😉

    • February 25, 2013 / 5:34 am

      Lol, thanks! I'm super excited!! Hope I don't lose momentum…I can't! It's gonna be interesting…

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