One of the best ways to protect your natural hair in the winter is by whipping it into a quick updo and the same goes for keeping it off your neck and under control in the steamy months of summer. And even though they look like a lot of work, they aren't. Check out this collection of videos for fresh ideas.
As one of the YouTubing twins from TwinGodesses shows in her Easy Twist Out Updo Tutorial, you can have an elegant updo in no time.
Toni from My Natural Sistas' updo was created by following a classic two strand twist technique. But this style made the twist flat twists, meaning they laid flat on her head, helping to create her natural hair style.
YouTuber Lovelyanneka, a Jamaican-born woman, gives a great tutorial of another elegant natural hair updo that involves the "twist and tuck" technique. As you twist sections of your hair, tuck the ends under and secure with a bobby pin. Watch her tutorial to see the finished product.
If your curls need a little more control, follow YouTube vlogger Jessica Pettway's natural hair updo, using perm rods. By doing this, you get a uniform curl all over, for a more even look.
We love Janelle Monae for her perfectly coiffed pompadour. So when we saw YouTuber She'kia Renea's updo tutorial inspired by Monae, we wanted to know her secret. It's little combs (not bobby pins) that give it lasting hold.
Kala G. from the KG Lifestyle took a crack at the Janelle Money look, with this cute and easy updo. Instead of using little combs, she made tons of flower buns in each ponytail to create the full look.
For a more casual updo, try Whitney from Naptural85's quick-and-easy look. This is a great tutorial for long hair that can be adjusted for shorter cuts.