Got type 4 hair and struggling to find the right hairstyle? Something that’s trendy, manageable and most importantly, easy to do on your own?
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Curly hair is phenomenal, no doubt about that. But handling and styling can also be massive pain. Like most type 4 haired girls, you too must be stuck in no-styling purgatory, thinking there’s not much you can do with your curly hair weave. Then you are missing out on the world of updos. Whether your hair is long or short, blonde or brunette, the solution to your curly hair problem is- straightforward yet incredibly beautiful curly updos! With a little creativity, you can revamp your most uninspired basic style into intricate updos, perky ponytails and elaborate braids without having to make a trip to the salon or get your hands on a pair of shears.
So here’s 7 easy updos for type 4 hair to inspire your next hairstyle. They are absolutely drop dead-gorgeous that you might end up trying them all out! Whether you are going for a casual or formal look, these curly dos’ are sure to attract a great deal of attention.
- Bantu knots
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To Bantu or knot to? Bantu knots might be just for you if you’re looking for a new bold look that is not only super easy to construct and carefree but also acts as a protective style. The small coiled buns work amazing on all textures of type 4 hair (the more kinky curly your hair is, the better!) but for medium to long hair lengths. It can also be done on short hair but can be a bit tricky. Add in some edgy braids or patterns and accessories for a bit of style. Incorporating hints of colors can give subtle dimension and brightness to your intricate kinks. When twisted out, you are left with beautiful, more defined curls that look equally stunning. Boost your edginess and beauty with this quick natural hairstyle.
- Pineapple updo
This high volume-packed hairstyle is one of the classic ways to wear updos for type 4 hair and is also the easiest look to pull off in a hurry, there’s no way to screw it up. With this look, you can show off your natural texture in all its glory while keeping your hair up and away. Whether you have a fringe or not, you can slay this look with self-made bangs. This hairstyle is perfect for all occasions and also looks fit as a wedding hairstyle. After all, which bride wouldn’t want her big day with a head full of alluring curls?
On other occasions, for prompt style and sass, modify your pineapple with a trendy silky head wrap or you can go for a look that’s braided in the back and sides with a stunning explosion of cute curls up top.
- Neat crown twist braid with low bun
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Tame your kinky curls with a tight twisted headband achieved with a simple two-strand twist. This striking bohemian braided crown feeds into a sleek low bun or a chignon at the nape of the neck and creates a soft, romantic and feminine silhouette that works great with natural 4c hair or Weave hair. This style is extremely easy and fast to accomplish, yet looks sophisticated and elegant from every angle. It also makes a beautiful wedding hairstyle. Add a veil or a bridal hair accessory of your choice to glam it up.
- Voluminous bun
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If you want a style that is feminine and easy to do on your own, a supersized bun is a fantastic way to wear your long curly hair and take on any occasion with style. This style works great on stretched hair too. If you have short hair, you can use extensions to fake a voluminous bun. For a twist on the traditional updo, try a French braid bun. This mighty hairdo will never cease to turn heads wherever you go.
- Slick and sleek ponytail
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Spice up your regular ponytail by gathering your curls in a tight, slicked back mid-range ponytail and giving it a high shine finish. This no nonsense style works amazingly on type 4 haired girls more than anyone else. Depending on how you stretched or detangle your hair, you can either have a super defined ponytail or a puff. The super sleek look is not only refreshing but also radiates classiness and quaint. If you want to feign long ponytails, extensions are your best bet. This up do is perfect for those who are on a time crunch but want to look sexy nevertheless.
- Braided Mohawk
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Isn’t this a total masterpiece?
And you would be surprised to know that you can get this out-of-the-box hairstyle done in minutes. Yes, it’s that easy! Don’t believe in the myth that hairstyles involving braids are difficult to achieve. This nape-to-forehead braided Mohawk is the perfect type 4 short hairstyle to try this season. The perfectly coiffed mohawk gives your hair a major sassy boost and also protects it by keeping your curls tightly secured on top of your head. To match your funkiness, add streaks of subtle highlights to your tresses.
- Messy topknot
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If you like to add a wild touch to your look, ditch the formal bun and try a Messy topknot instead. This is the updo that’s trending like crazy these days. It has become a go-to style for most of us and the best thing about this hairdo is that it goes with any outfit. This reliable updo works best on curly haired girls as curls give this hairstyle exaggerated volume and movement. When done on straight hair, it kind of looks floppy. So curlies out there, don’t miss out on this fun hairstyle! Let some curly strands fall out to finish off the messy but chic look.