This style has been a favorite updo hairstyle of mine for quite a while. I have quietly admired it from afar on other people on youtube but dared not try it. The Upside Down French Braid Bun was a special hairstyle and it deserves special consideration. I had never even seen it done on Black hair until very recently and that woman was either relaxed or had her hair straightened by some other method. I definitely never saw it on natural African American hair. I secretly thought there must be a reason for that. Maybe natural hair wouldn’t look right? I mean, I know I’m not the only person to see the style and like it. It’s very popular amongst the straight haired ladies and has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. Oh well. If I must be the first then I shall.
Achieve this style:
1. Part your hair from ear to ear on top of the head (you can adjust this depending on how big or small you want your bun to be. I needed a big bun because of the shape of my head).
2. Separate the hair in the front away from the hair in back
3. Braid the hair in back from botton to top of head. You can Cornrow/ Dutch or French braid
4. Gather all hair from front with the end of the braid in back and secure with a hair elastic.
5. Make the hair into a bun using hair pins or use a Chignon (donut) for a very uniformed bun.
6. Add gel and tie down the edges to smooth it out. Accessorize with headbands etc.
Here is a video tutorial if you would like a visual tutorial: