I'm in desperate need of quick tips/tricks/gadgets/products for easy hairstyles.
I suck at using any sort of curling iron/straightener so bonus points for easy-to-use stuff!
Medium-Longish straight hair normally that lives in a ponytail 24/7 and suddenly baby hair growth all around my hairline that is untameable!
I posted this on my local FB group and it seems the suggestion is to learn to use a curling iron, lol. I have minimal time so it's just not plausible. I also considered putting this in the randoms thread but figured there has to be at least ONE other person who is also style-challenged who can relate.
Heeellppp me please!
(PS: This stems from recently acquiring a bunch of beautiful new work clothes and how I look like a gremlin in them because my hair looks awful).
I suck at flat ironing. I always miss a chunk at the back of my head, lol. Is there a trick for this!?
I was considering maybe a new haircut though! I've tried layers and still end up defaulting to a ponytail. I also have a glorious cowlick where bangs would go. A good hair stylist should be able to help me pick a style though right?
Post by marsinvestigations on Jan 20, 2015 11:30:49 GMT -5
I am having the same issue with hair regrowth after having a baby, so it looks weird when I pull it back. I actually found that changing the location of my part helps to hide the regrowth a bit. Also adding some highlights closer to my face.
I'm also terrified to cut my hair short. I did it once when I was 13 and hated it. I realize this is a horrible way to judge it cause ...you know, puberty and all,lol but still!
Maybe I should take the plunge!
I have a cowlick right up front, too, and was able to tame it with a round brush and blowdryer when I had long bangs.
If you're nervous to go short you could always start with something chin length and then work your way shorter if you like the way it looks. But it would be easier to grow out if you don't like it?
I always try to be honest with my stylist about what I'm actually willing to do to my hair on a daily basis, because a good one should listen and not give you a cut that requires maintenance you don't have interest in. Everyone has a different level of what they care do to about this kind of stuff!
I do a french twist almost daily - I consider it kind of a ponytail upgrade. There are lots of videos, but essentially I tidy and pull back my hair like I would for a ponytail, but instead of putting on a holder, I then start twisting it and as I twist I raise my arms so that the tail is sticking straight up. Then I tuck the end of the tail back under the twisted section. I use a variety of things to secure it, depending on my outfit - chopsticks and pencils, proper hair forks (I have some really nice ones from craft fairs and etsy), big plastic hair clips, bobby pins.
It was easy to learn, but took awhile to master - to get it looking tidy and professional on the first try. But once you have it down, it takes about 2-5 minutes to do. I really like the fact that I can hide the fact that I need a hair cut this way -split ends, uneven layers etc.
Also, frankly, my hair stays up better when I either put it up still wet, or haven't washed it at all that day, which is why I only wash it 2/week. I mean, hairspray would fix that, but I don't own any.
Post by allthedrinks on Jan 20, 2015 16:08:15 GMT -5
I rock a ballerina bun when I can't be bothered but one trick to getting the back part straight is to do it in sections. I make a line around my head and gather about two thirds on top of my head with a clip/claw thingy. I flat iron the loose part and then grab the flattened part with another clip. Then let some more down and keep repeating until all flat. If I try to do all at once it never ever works.
For reference I have very long, straightish hair with long layers.
Post by iaminigomontoya on Jan 20, 2015 17:19:12 GMT -5
You sound like me hair type and all. I rock an inverted bob with side bangs. It's very low maintenance and looks like I styled it even on days when I just throw a little mousse in it and that's it (read: every day).
Post by SharkFarts on Jan 20, 2015 17:56:39 GMT -5
I started washing my hair at night, putting in leave-in conditioner and hair oil on the ends, twisting it and then letting it dry until morning. I put a little more hair oil on it in the morning to tame the frizz and do a little scrunching and I end up with light waves that last. This is coming from someone who used to have stick straight hair all the time. I love it. Maybe my hair texture changed a bit after having kids, but it could just be letting it air dry.
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