Working in an office where I see clients most days gives me the opportunity to do fun things with my hair. I don’t want to constantly be wearing the same hair style day in and day out. Nor do I want to look childish by having immature hairstyles. So, I’m constantly coming up with different ways to style my hair. This morning I came up with a new one and I have to say – it’s probably one of my favorites. It took no time at all and it stayed in all day, which to me is a bonus.
I came up with this great twisty braid hair tutorial that is super easy. Here’s what you need:
1) straightener (if you feel like you need it)
2) 3-5 bobby pins
4) hairspray (optional – I didn’t use any, but my hair is pretty thick)
If your hair is wavy or needs a little straightening then go ahead and do that first. I went to bed with my hair up so I had a few creases to work out. Take a comb and part your hair heavy to one side. I did a deep part on the right side (facing me it’s the left).
Next I took a small section about 2 inches from the forehead and braided it. Pin the braid in the back. Next take the section that’s remaining near the front of your head and twist. Twist until it wraps around and meets the braid, and pin. Add 2-3 more pins until you feel that it is secure.
I have seen these headband, no heat curls on some blogs and pinterest. So, I decided to give it a try. My hair has a natural aversion to curl – this aversion goes way back to when I was a senior in high school and waned curly hair for prom. You know the classic – you always want what you don’t have syndrome. After several, long hours at the salon my hair was curly… and weighed an extra 10lbs from all of the product!
I’ve gotten off topic. You take a stretchy headband and place over your head (across your forehead). Then take your hair and wrap it around the band until it’s all tucked away. like so…
In the morning your hair may look something like this …. or if you are a more peaceful sleeper it may not look so jacked up.
Take out the band and ta-da you have curls!
Disclaimer: I’m sorry that I decided to go au’ natural in these photos and…well for the poor quality. I was pretty tired the night before and then might have overslept the next morning. Girl does have to get her beauty rest!
So far, the curls have lasted. Of course, I gave them a good dousing of hairspray.
About 8 hours later, I was still sitting in front of my laptop studying for my pending stats test. I had ran to the grocery store, started a casserole for dinner, and may have taken a break…or two. Here’s what the hair looked like:
I think it still had some nice texture to it. Definitely not the same amount of curl tho! Darn my hair!