Transforming my traditional 'Shuku' into an elegant updo!

I never thought the day would come when I would actually have a desire to have shuku plaited on my hair but not only did that day come but I went a step further and had it done!

I'd said before that I want to spend the next couple of weeks really caring for my hair but don't want to leave it out all the time and since for some strange reason I've been wanting to have my hair done up in a shuku style using the 'Didi' method, I decided to take advantage of one of my girls who is a Didi guru - doing it the typical traditional Yoruba way.

Anyway, because I feel my forehead is kinda high, I didn't want the shuku too far back on my head and had her do it right on top of my head - my personal joke was that I looked like an Osun Princess lol.

So after I got it done, on Saturday night, I thought I'd try something a little different with it - just to switch things up a little bit. So I got a bit of braiding hair (Kinky hair in Color 4) and styled it up into this 'do!

First thing  I did was tuck the ends of my hair into a much shorter ponytail, attached a band onto the braiding hair and then the braiding hair onto my ponytail.

Starting from the back, I brought both ends of the braiding hair to the front, twisted loosely twice and then took the ends to the back and pinned it in securely.

I just took a couple of bobby pins and pulled and pinned everything into a shape I wanted and which suited my face - Voila!

Hope you all like it! I certainly did.  Have a great one! xo


  1. Hi, I’d like to nominate you for the Liebster Blog Award.

    1. Thank you! I shall check it out and follow up as promptly as possible on the requirements. Thank you again!

  2. Nicely done!I think I'll try this out and see what comes up lol but very inventive Kayelle!nice one;-)

    1. Thanks Sonjiwe! Let me know how it goes :)