We Inspire Each Other: 30 Days, 30 Updos

It ended a lil while ago, but I’m still getting photos of ladies all over the world who found my 30 Days, 30 Updos challenge so inspiring, they had a go at some styles themselves. The most awesome? 10 French bloggers joined forces and did a 15 Days, 15 styles challenge. I was beyond chuffed when they told me about it. These ladies have skills, some of these styles are insane! Merci again ladies, you made my month!

I have to say I was overwhelmed at people’s reactions to this challenge and every time I meet someone or receive a message of a reader who mentions how that challenge helped them or finally convinced them to go natural etc., my heart gets so happy 🙂 Natural hair is versatile guys, and you can create some amazing looks with it. Now there’s the challenge of coming up with the next challenge lol *pressure!*

Here are some of my faves, starting with Fatou (a MAJOR hair crush of mine!!!):

Tshenelle from Trinidad

Carice A.

Rukia M.

Rukia M.

Rukia M.

Tobi V.

Fatsani B.

Gaëlle, from Cameroon did a 5 days, 5 updos challenge:

Thanks so much for sharing ladies! Here’s to continuing to inspire each other 🙂




  1. August 9, 2013 / 2:20 pm

    Hello Dear,
    I was one of the 10 french bloggers that redid your challenge.
    We had so much fun doing it it was hard but hey so inspiring.
    people loved it.
    You can see all of my styles for this challenge on my instagram @babybratz1703
    and I redid on my youtube channel (youtube.com/mymou) the styles that had most appreciation marks.
    Thank you again for the Idea

  2. July 20, 2013 / 9:45 am

    Lovely, so happy to see my pic there yay!! You really are an inspiration Aisha <3

  3. July 16, 2013 / 11:27 am

    Hi guys. I live in Nigeria and I am soooo excited. I had locks for four years plus and then my hair fell out and I had to start growing it from scratch. I am totally loving this and I am sooo inspired. I usually have my hair in a combination of cornrows and twists. But I love this natural updo thinggg! I love it. Will send my photos through. I'm just on day 2 *swearing but excited*

    • August 8, 2013 / 12:11 pm

      Hi Ozzy, I'm also in Nigeria and @ a total loss for what to do with my hair. I stopped relaxing over a year ago and did my BC a year ago. The only thing I use on my hear is Shea butter. What other products can I use? Where can I get them here in Naija? Holla back plsssssssssssss

  4. June 15, 2013 / 6:16 pm

    I absolutely loved your YouTube series. You've inspired me to stop wearing wigs! Thank you so much.

  5. June 7, 2013 / 6:43 am

    all the ladies look amazing! for some reason my hair does not like updos, when i try them it gets mad, dry, unmanageable. 🙂 it loves braid outs. i am challenged to try an updo when it is braided out.

  6. June 7, 2013 / 2:52 am

    wow 10 french bloggers? that is truly inspiring! their hairstyles are all very creative! It shows we all appreciate the effort and creativity you put into creating all 30 dos. I too was inspired by your 30 day challenges (both the up do and accessories)that I managed to create 15 styles in may. you can check them out here

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