When it comes to styling curly hair, the struggle is real. Even if you鈥檝e memorized hair curling tips and avoided all the curly-hair dont鈥檚, we bet your beautifully coiled mane sometimes refuses to be tamed. For those days when hair care feels like a labor of love (with an emphasis on the labor), try one of these21 updos to pair with your naturally curly locks.

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1. Organic Updo: Here鈥檚 messy-pretty perfection in a knotted look that鈥檚 a very on-trend approach for formal styles.

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2. Textured French Twist: A normally sleek look gets an edgy upgrade from your strands鈥 natural texture. This tidy rendition has major daytime potential too.

3. Low Bun With Twists: Curls look gorg in a low-key, centered bun. Pull out some pieces to frame your face, then twist strands back for a pretty, romantic look.

4. Messy Bun With Braid: Finish that hasty bun with a wavy braid wrapped around it.

5. French Crown: This inverted bun keeps naturally curly strands tucked away securely. Plus it鈥檚 got those vintage vibes we love.

6. Low Braided Side Bun: It鈥檚 no wonder that this Insta-account has a bevvy of hair-loving followers. Her twisted, braided bun is polished perfection.

7. Taylor Swift-Inspired Low Side Bun: Tay-Tay鈥檚 fangirls will appreciate this side bun. The loose, undone style allows wavy tendrils to fall in face-framing waves.

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8. Loose Low Bun With Deep Side Part: Cool-girls need to try this deep side-parted style with a low, loosely undone bun. There鈥檚 major hotness happening here.

9. Braided Chignon: Curly-haired babes can still rock neat styles, like a twisted, braided chignon that stays securely in place. This hairstyle is a go-to for look for professionals and glamazons alike.

10. Undone Low Bun: In this loosely pulled-back style, a next-level hair accessory makes it extra girly. (via Belle & Chic)

11. Low Space Buns: Center-parted space buns are officially back. Play with the 鈥90s hair trend by recreating this version.

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12. Basic Topknot: This uber-simple look blends right in with all the street-style stars and fashion babes on Instagram. Score!

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13. Topknot and Curly Bangs: Curly bangs alone are worth the effort. Their unconventional beauty paired with a simple topknot is everything.

14. Corn Rows and High Bun: Corn rows keep loose strands tucked away in front. Meanwhile, a high, twisted bun tops off a red-carpet-ready arrangement.

15. Half-Bun: The half bun 鈥 AKA the hun 鈥 is the perfect compromise when you just can鈥檛 decide. Add some hair ornaments into the mix for some selfie-ready sparkle.

16. Formal Curly Updo: The mega-volume of your curls will complement this angular work of hair-art. It was made for natural curls and will slay as a romantic wedding day 鈥榙o. (via Once Wed)

17. Front Pony: Have fun with your locks with a simple pony up top. Position it toward the front for an edgy faux-hawk look.

18. Pineapple Bun: An undone pineapple bun at the front of your head brings the same It-girl appeal of the top pony. We鈥檙e loving how it looks at this angle.

19. Undone Banana Bun: We obvi couldn鈥檛 leave out our favorite hair trend of the moment 鈥 the undone banana bun. Here鈥檚 proof that you can pull it off even if you鈥檝e got curly locks.

20. Braid and Perm Rod: This style gives the same volume as the pineapple bun or top pony, but is a touch more manageable with a deep side-part and braids.

21. Curly Faux-Hawk: The faux mohawk is a super-fun way to show off your curls. Just tie up your strands down the center part line for a look that says you鈥檙e the life of the party.

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