15 SIMPLE UPDOS FOR LONG HAIR
Most of you have always wanted to learn how to style simple updos in case you’re going to an important occasion like wedding. However, if you’re styling skills aren’t that good or you don’t have a lot of time to attempt complex updo hairstyles they may just lead to frustration. You are going to realize that not one of these updos featured in this article requires French braiding, fishtail braiding, or even pre-setting but all of them only require precise styling.
Simple updos for long hair
My advice for you in case you want to make an updo is to always use lots of product because clean hair is hard to work with and you also need to realise that sometimes there is beauty in imperfection. You will also notice that the lady featured above has a square shaped face which makes it match absolutely well with any updo hairstyle.
HOW TO STYLE:
If you have blonde hair and you’re looking for a simple updo hairstyle before going to a wedding ceremony or an important event, then you can try out this super easy updo that looks polished and fancy. In fact, the lady featured in the picture above looks even prettier with those simple curls all over her hair. For you to have style, you’ll need a hair brush, curling iron, some bobby pins and a hairspray but make sure you follow these steps below;
Simple updos for long blonde hair
Wash your hair with cold water; before doing anything else, go into the shower and wash your hair thoroughly. Scrunch it up like you would do with shampoo and then rinse your hair with warm water
Get and pour a cup of milk on your hair; milk helps to make your hair smooth but keep it on for just a minute and then rinse it out.
Shampoo and condition your hair; apply a good quality shampoo which does not contain sulphates followed by a hair conditioner, rinse all these products out of your hair thoroughly.
Blowdry your hair; in order for you to dry your hair thoroughly, use a blow dryer because it will not heat your hair, but you should also remember not over dry your hair because it will break. Moist hair is good to work with so always keep your hair moist.
Comb your hair; using a wide toothed brush/comb, brush your hair carefully to remove all the tangles from your hair and to also make it smooth.
Use a medium sized curling iron; to put curls into your hair you must use a curling iron but make sure you set to a moderate heat level so that you don’t damage your hair. Apply these curls on the top layers of your hair.
Apply a spray to your hair; spray all over your hair with heat protection or shining spray to achieve best results and to make your hair firm all day long.
This hairstyle works best with oval or long shape faces and can match all hair textures ranging from thick to thin hair textures. If you have a square or oval face you can still make this updo hairstyle but it would be better if you tried another updo hair style.
HOW TO CARE?
Wash your hair; always use cold water to wash your hair because it helps to make your hair shinier, locks in moisture, and will also reduce frizz in the hair.
Avoid using shampoo every day, but remember to condition your hair every time you are in the shower; use a good quality shampoo and conditioner because it will leave your hair feeling soft and comfortable. Hair products that contain sulphates will leave your hair feeling dry.
Avoid using too much hair product; when styling your hair using styling milk, gel or mousse, apply little amounts into your palm and rub your palms together, distribute the hair product evenly all over your hair.
Apply hair products straight out of the shower; because your hair will still be wet hence it will be able to trap the moisture and get you thick, moisture-rich curls. Moist hair is very good to work with because it’s simple to style compared to dry hair.
Simple updos for long hair for African American women
Beautiful simple updos for long hair
HOW TO STYLE:
The style above really looks great and elegant on this lady making her very beautiful and classy. I would encourage you to try out this updo style because it can really be perfect for parties like weddings and important ceremonies. This style is definitely one of those complex hairstyles that take only a few minutes to complete, making it perfect for any occasion. To achieve this simple updo, you’ll need to follow these steps below;
Clean your hair; first and foremost, you should wash your hair using a good quality shampoo followed by a hair conditioner. Do this gently so that you don’t damage your hair and scalp.
Blow dry it; blow drying is the best way to dry your hair but be careful because excessive heat will cause severe damage to it. If you have time, you can also air dry your hair but this usually takes more time compared to blow drying.
Comb your hair; after combing your hair using a wide toothed brush, tease and bump the crown area or section of your hair so that you can prepare the hair for this particular updo hairstyle.
Take a large section from your front hair and pin it under the bump; you will also notice that after doing this, your looks will also suddenly change, just repeat this process on both sides.
Drape all your hair under the bump; this will create a really soft and romantic updo like the one featured in the picture above.
Loop the ends of your hair into a bun and pin it; looping your hair into a bun will bring out those looks that you desire to have.
Apply a hair spray; this will help to keep your hair firm and shiny all day long. However, I recommend only using good quality hair sprays.
All face shapes will really look great in this beautiful updo style. However, women with oval faces will look really gorgeous and sexy with this kind of hairstyle.
HOW TO CARE?
Don’t use hot water when washing your hair; use cold water to wash your hair because it will prevent it from becoming frizzy. Hot water is always hard on the hair shaft, while cold water will cause the shaft to close.
Leave your hair to air dry; The healthiest way to dry your hair is to let it dry on its own. After getting out of the shower you can also dry your hair with a soft towel and remember not to wring it out or rub it because this make your hair rough and frizzy.
Try to use the right hair products; using a shampoo and conditioner made with natural ingredients is the best way to protect your hair from damage that can be caused by chemicals like sulfates and silicone that are usually found in most commercially manufactured products.
Black updos for long hair
HOW TO STYLE:
Black hair is dominant in African American or black women because they are naturally born with it. However, even some white women have naturally black hair whereas others can just bleach their hair to black. The lady you see above has a very simple but classy updo hairstyle which really matches her square shaped face, skin tone and color. So if you are wondering how to style your hair just like her it’s really very simple when you follow these steps below;
Start with washing your hair; washing your hair removes all the dirt before you start doing anything else but use a good hair shampoo or conditioner.
Spray your hair with a dry shampoo; before moving to the next step because this shampoo will help to make your hair soft and fresh.
Tease gently the front and crown sections of your hair so that you prepare your hair for the next step.
Gather all the hair in front and crown area and create a front bump out of it; this front bump will bring out the style like the one you’re seeing above.
Gather all the remaining hair in the sides and secure all this hair with bobby pins so that your hair does not fall off onto your neck.
Women with oval and square faces will look perfect with this kind updo hairstyle. However, those of you with round faces please try out other updo hairstyles because this style will not really suit your face shape. All hair textures work well this kind of updo hairstyle ranging from thin to thick hair textures.
HOW TO CARE?
Wash your hair often; washing your hair too often can be damaging but you should at least wash 3 to 4 times a week. The biggest mistake most people do is shampooing every day. It may seem like a good idea but this strips your scalp of the natural oils.
Use a good quality shampoo and conditioner; did you know that hair conditioner’s impact your hair more than shampoo’s does? So I will definitely recommend you to find a shampoo and conditioner specifically for your hair type if you wish to achieve the best results.
Use a wide toothed comb. You should also be aware that brushes can be very damaging to your hair. By using a wide toothed comb you will make untangling easier and this will also protect your hair.
Use hot oil treatment; do this as often as you want by warming up coconut or olive oil and rubbing it all around your hair and scalp, but remember to shower it out the next morning.
Cute simple updos for long hair
Simple updos for long hair, for oval faces
Simple updos for long hair, for bridal hair style
Simple updos for long hair, for brown hair
Simple updos for long hair for girls
HOW TO STYLE:
Girls really like short hairstyles because they always easy to maintain and style compared to long hair. However, this updo hairstyle can really work for you if you’re going to an important ceremony like a wedding. This style puts your hair in one simple position and if you have blonde hair like this lady then you can really look great and elegant for any occasion. The steps below will guide you on how to style such an updo hairstyle;
Wash your hair thoroughly before doing anything else, and then apply a shampoo or conditioner because this will help to make your hair soft and relaxed.
Comb with wide toothed brush; to detangle your hair very well without damaging it, remember to use wide toothed brush or comb.
Gather the hair in the front crown area; gather and pull all the hair in front crown area and make a bump out of it.
Get all the remaining hair on the sides and twist while pulling it backwards, create a bun out of it and then secure that bun with bobby pins.
Apply a shiny hair spray; this will help to keep your hair shiny and firm all day long but keep in mind that you have to always use good quality hair products.
Oval and long faces really look great with this kind of updo hairstyle. However, in my opinion I think all face shapes can really look good with this style and this also works for all hair textures ranging from thin to thick hair types.
HOW TO CARE?
Wash your hair with cold water; when you’re having a shower, you should always use cold water to rinse your hair. This will make your hair shiny and even feel more comfortable.
When drying your hair, use a cotton T-shirt instead of a towel; replacing your towel with a cotton T-shirt will help to reduce frizz hence making it more flexible and strong.
Use a diffuser when blow drying your hair; if you’re in a hurry and you really need to dry your hair quickly, then you should obtain a diffuser for your blow dryer. Diffusers will evenly distribute the air and prevent you from having that frizzy look that blow dryers usually give you.
Use a wide toothed comb; using a comb will not only make untangling easier but will also protect your hair from getting damaged during the combing process.
Simple updos for long hair, for round shape faces
Simple updos for long hair, for soft fine hair
Simple updos for long hair, for women over 50
Simple updos for long hair with colour
Smooth simple updos for long hair
HOW TO STYLE:
This smoothly twisted and braided updo hairstyle really looks sweet and beautiful and it will suit your long or oval face shape. It’s very easy to style since you don’t have to spend too much time making it because after combing it, you can just gently twist that long braid into a bump but to do this you will need to follow these steps below;
Wash your hair carefully using a nice shampoo and conditioner so that you can prepare your hair properly.
Detangle your hair using either your fingers by passing them through your hair or can also use a toothed comb. Do this carefully so that you don’t damage your hair and scalp.
Twist some of your hair into a simple long braid and then twist that braided hair into one round bump at the back of your head. Apply some clips so that your braid becomes firm.
Lastly, gather all the remaining hair and move it backwards, then hide it within the twisted braid, smoothly comb your hair to remove some fly-a-ways that might make your hair look lousy.
Spray your hair using a firm holding and shining spray in order for it to remain firm and shiny all day long.
Ladies with oval shaped faces really look amazing with this updo hairstyle. However, those of you with square and long faces you can also try it out and I think this updo style will also work well for you. All hair textures can work wonders with this style so don’t get worried because you have thin or thick hair.
HOW TO CARE?
Always wash your with cold water; avoid using hot or warm water on your hair because heat from it will just damage it. However, cold water is very good because it helps to make your hair shine, moist,and also reduces frizz.
Do detoxify your hair at least once a month; did you know that your hair is one of the most absorbent and dirtiest parts of your body? All the dirt can get trapped in your hair. So please use a detoxifier at least once in a while in order to keep your clean.
Wavy simple updos for long hair