Easy Hairstyles for Long Hair to do at Home

Hollie Shirley / Hair & Skincare Editor

In need of inspiration for your long hair? Here are four do it yourself hairstyles with step by step instructions just for your long hair. 

Twisted Bun 

  • First detangle your hair, next part your hair down the middle and vertically into 2 sections. 
  • Holding one section, tie them into a single shoelace knot at the back of your head. 
  • Take the tail of the section of hair hanging on your right and twist it right till the end. 
  • Roll this twisted section into a circular bun around the knot. You may use bobby pins and U-pins to hold them in place. 
  • Repeat for the other section, rolling it a bun in the opposite direction of the first section. 
  • Spritz on some hairspray to secure the updo in place.

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Braided Flower Crown 

  • First, detangle your hair before pulling all your hair back. 
  • Pick up a section of hair from your head’s crown of your head, braiding it right till the end. 
  • Secure it in place with a hair tie.
  • Repeat on two more sections of hair picked up from either side of the first section. 
  • Loosen all three braids. 
  • Then, begin to roll each braid in a circular manner (make sure the loosened side of the braid remains on the outside)
  • Pin it down flat against your head to make it look like a flower. 
  • Spritz with light hold hairspray to set the braided flowers in place. 

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Half Up Bow 

  • Wash and dry your hair thoroughly. 
  • Next, apply a texturizing spray to your dried hair to give it hold. 
  • Part your hair down the middle. 
  • Pick up two big sections of hair from either side of your head and tie them into a ponytail one after the other. 
  • At the last twist of your hair, don’t pull your hair all the way through. Do this to create loops of your hair. 
  • Split this loop of hair into two and separate them with a sectioning clip. 
  • Lay the second loop flat against your head. Use a bobby pin to hold down and secure the underside. Repeat on the other loop. 
  • Flip the tail of your ponytail up and over the centre of the bow. 
  • Pin it to your head for a stronger hold. 
  • Spritz on some hairspray to set the bow in place. 

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Rope Braid 

  • Spritz texturizing spray all over your hair and part the spritzed hair on one side. 
  • Pick up a medium-sized section of hair from the side with more hair. Make sure it’s near your parting. 
  • Split this section into two. 
  • Taking one part of the section at a time, twist the parts of the section towards your face right till the end. 
  • Next, intertwine these sections with each other away from your face, incorporating more into the twists from the side of your forehead. 
  • Once your twisted braid has reached the nape of your neck, add in all the hair from the back and split your hair equally into 2 sections again. 
  • Twist these sections one after the other, towards your face.  
  • Intertwine them with each other still keeping them away from your face. 
  • Secure the end of your twisted braid.
  • Loosen the twisted braid for a fuller and finished look. 

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Loop Braid

  • Start with a regular three-strand braid.
  • Next time you cross over, take a small strand and leave it out on each side.
  • Carry on the regular three-strand process.
  • On the next braid down, add the previously left out strand to the braid, but remember to leave out a part on each side. 
  • Repeat all the way down, tie with a non-snag elastic and fluff out
  • Spritz on some hairspray to set in place. 


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Hollie Shirley
Hair & Skincare Editor

Hollie Shirley is SILKUP’s hair and skincare editor. She’s obsessed with all things hair care and results-driven skincare, that is kind to the environment and your wallet. She has a weakness for limited edition eyeshadows and is always testing out the newest and greatest deep conditioners. Hollie has a passion for hair and is studying Trichology, working towards becoming a Member of the Association of Registered Trichologists.