10 Easy Half Up Half Down Hairstyles for Natural Hair Gals

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If you have natural hair, then you understand struggle. I can go over an hour trying to fix and style my hair and who has time for that especially when I have other things to do in the morning before heading to work. Thankfully, there are natural hair bloggers and vloggers that reminds us that styling our hair doesn’t have to be difficult. One of my favorite creative hairstyles are half up half down looks and I’ve learned so many ways to style this look.

I know so because I rock it everyday. The unique texture makes it very versatile and create an endless about of styles. However, those beautiful kinks and coils can be a handful and can take a great deal of time and patience since our black hair usually have a lot more volume and a ton of frizz.

How Do You Make Half Up Half Down Hair Look Good?

It’s easy to make this hairstyle look good whether you go the simple or creative route. Another thing I love about this hairstyle is its versatility. You can do a neat bun, a messy bun, a twisted crown, a braided crown, half ponytail for a sleek look, french braids and so on. You could also try this on a protective hairstyle like braids, bantu knots and locks and create some amazing looks. With any good hairstyle, taking the time to make it look and neat and pretty is what matters. Follow other hair tutorials you find on the net and invest in good hair care products.

How To Do A Half Up Half Down With Natural Curly Hair?

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We as black women have such versatile hair and this type of hairstyle looks amazing on us. We just have to be more patient with our hair and making sure we style the hair without causing damage to it. Using hair care products that moisturizes the hair is key. Think curling creams, butters and oils to keep it soft and bring in moisture. It’s also super important to use a rat tail comb when parting the hair so you can achieve a clean straight part. Lastly, make sure you have enough bobby pins to secure the hair, gel and hairspray so it lasts for a long time.

With natural curly hair, half up half down hairstyles will look great with short, medium and long hair. You just need to find the right hairstyle that works best for you.

Half Up Half Down Natural Hairstyles

If you’re looking for more hairstyle ideas for your natural hair, then keep reading. Check out these 10 super easy half up half down hairstyles for natural hair that are fun and easy!

1. Half Up Top Knot

This is such a cute and fun hairstyle to rock. The high bun is such a cool girl hairstyle that you can easily wear it in a casual setting like school or more formal like a wedding. I would go even further and add a hair accessory like a scarf. Many people love to wear this hairstyle when straightened but it’s also super flattering with curls, both loose and tight. It’s a simple hairstyle too that you can do in under 5 minutes.

2. Twisted Half Up

I love a good twisted hairstyle on thick hair and this twisted half updo is simple gorgeous. It’s the perfect hairstyle to wear for spring and summer. Wear it with a nice flowy dress that exposes the shoulders and trendy accessories. I would also try this look with a headband for a more formal event. The tutorial on Youtube makes it very easy to copy.

3. Double Bun

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Honestly anyone can pull off this look no matter the hair texture; but I must say, it looks especially good on us natural hair gals. I tried this once with an afro one time and it turned out fantastic. This boho hairstyle is also known as the “spaced bun” hairstyle and you often see girls wear this look at music festivals. However, it can also be a perfect look for school or to just go out and hang wit friends.

via Alyssa Wallace

4. Hidden Half Up Do

This hidden half up do is such a flattering look and you can easily recreate this look in 2 minutes. This Youtuber did this look on stretched hair and it looks fabulous. You could also try to recreate this look with curly hair too. Great to wear out on a romantic date!

5. Twisted Crown

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Here’s another fun half up half down natural hair do and this time it’s a twisted crown hairstyle. I’ve seen this hairstyle numerous times with braids so this is a nice “twist,” lol. You get the best of both worlds with this hairstyle. You can wear your hair down and keep it at the back away from your face. That is especially true when you want to wear it during the warmer months. It’s definitely one of my favorite half up half down style.

via The Fashionista Next Door

6. Braid Top Knot

Here’s a super cute and fun tutorial: Braided Half up-Half Down hairstyle. I love how she used flexi rods to create this look. I’m a big fan of flexi rods and this hair look turned out beautifully. The cornrows in the front is a nice touch. Since, I have 4B and 4C hair, I would first blow dry it and then apply flexi rods so the curls can last longer.

7. Waves

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I have so much love for wavy hairstyles. That’s why of love this wavy hair look. Doing a half up half down high ponytail look is just too cute and I can imagine this hairstyle looking just as good on all different hair types like curly hair, kinky hair and even shorter hair. Try this pony look for yourself!

via @heygorjess

8. Twist Out

This twist out half up half down hairstyle using two strand twists is everything! I love how she left her hair down for the top part but you can easily turn it into a top knot instead. This is such a simple and easy look to recreate that will take you less than 5 minutes to do.

9. Front Bump

Here’s a gorgeous half up half down natural hairstyle that has a front bump. I love how it turned out. For you curly hair girls that hate having hair in your face, try this hairstyle. Wear it when you hang out with friends this weekend or try it for work. You’ll get so many compliments with this hair look.

10. Flat Twist Out

Lastly, here’s another gorgeous flat twist out hairstyle. It’s super quick and easy to create. It takes around 5 minutes to do and you can wear this hairstyle to church, school, work or any formal event that you have coming up.

I hope you liked this list of half up half down hairstyle and gave you inspiration for your next hair look. Which of these easy natural hairstyles would you love to try? Share your thoughts by commenting below!

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