Post # 1
I’ve worn my hair the same way since middle school (except that time when I took the scissors to it and cut it all off.) I wake up, brush it maybe and pull it back with a hair tie. Thats all I got. I dont know how to use a bobby pin. I looked for my blow dryer yesterday but I must have lost it 3 years ago when we moved. I dont have curling things or a flat iron. I googled “easy updos for beginners” and it was using words like “tease” and “start by using your one inch curling iron.” I hate having my hair in my face, but I want to look like I actually spent some time on it. Does anybody have some kind of updo that is foolproof lol? How do you do your hair every day and how long does it take you??
Post # 3
@sheepandbear: Get on Pinterest girl! =) They have a lot of tutorials even for novices! Although I think I have had at least 2-3 epic fails with trying styles I found on Pinterest. LOL And honestly you sound a lot like me, ha ha…I put zero effort into doing my hair. I think I just don’t have the patience to really want to try that hard to do my hair. I would say maybe go to a professional salon and see if a stylist could give you some pointers. Also, I know that sometimes getting a certain kind of cut helps with styling also. It is amazing what some mousse, a hairdryer, and a cute hair clip can do for your hair! =)
People will be truly shocked when I get married, my hair is actually going to be done up! LOL and I will be wearing make-up! ha ha….
Post # 4
I am the same as you. Every morning if it gets brushed…lol up it goes! FI hates i never do my hair IF i do ona weekend or something i will blowdry..maybe…and straightened it. I own several curling irons and flat irons and curlers….but they dont get used much.
Post # 5
sock bun, lady. sock bun.
Post # 7
I’m going to second the Pinterest suggestion. Invest in a curling iron and some good bobby pins (the ridged side goes down, btw). I would get a teasing brush, too, because I like volume. The Beauty Department has lots of great tutorials (not just for hair).
What I’ve been doing lately is the pony bump. You can do with this straight or curled hair (I prefer curled). I keep trying to put it into words, but I can’t seem to make it simple. Here’s a good (and kind of long) video on how to do it.
Post # 8
I’m not sure what your looking for as the word “styled” means so many things, but if your not used to heat styling(i.e curling iron, flat iron and blow dryer) or dont want to “Tease”(tangle) your hair into knots, why not start with simple things like braids and buns, they are not that hard and just require a little practice. it’s something you can do with minimal damage.there are great videos on youtube, one of my favorites is torrinpaige, her hair is fairly long though so you’ll just have to play around till you get the hang of it.
If you decide to go the other route just be ready to have to deal with breakage and split ends from teasing and dryness and a change in your basic hair texture from heat styling, so extra conditioning and careful handling would be required.
Post # 9
I just realized I didn’t actualy answer your questions lol. Daily I wear my hair in a variety of braids, or buns, or a half up half down combination. I have waist length hair and I am not allowed to have it out for work (in a lab). I also just detangle(with a wide tooth comb) and then give it a brush (A sleep with it braided to avoid damage) and put it up, the whole process takes 5-10 minutes max.
But I care alot about the health and strength of my hair, I don’t heat style, and I no longer use chemical dyes, and I generally understand that other people don’t care as much as I do. If your interested in alternative hair care methods I know some placs you can try.
Post # 10
there is my board on pinterest…there a lot of easy hair tutorials on there that anyone can do!!
Post # 11
I am terrible at hair. Up until a few years ago I had really long, lovely thick hair that I never did anything with. It made me look immature and not pulled together. I taught myself how to do a few things using youtube, and it worked wonderfully and my hair looked great, but I found out why I had never bothered to learn in the first place. I didn’t enjoy it and it seemed like a waste of time.
I have a pixie cut now and I look super pulled together every day without even brushing it.
You can totally learn how to do it online, but you might find out there’s a reason you never learned.
Post # 12
@Jellybones: +1! It’s the only quasi-sophisticated hairstyle I can execute on myself, haha. That said, I’ve done some halfway decent ‘updos’ on my little sister for recitals/dances – the cross-over French braid with low, curly ponytail or messy bun was a favorite. If you have a friend who’s even moderately good with hair, that’s an easy one to replicate.
Post # 13
@Jellybones: omgosh there is actually a sock in the bun. I’m just now looking at youtube videos and I thought it was just a name lol.
Post # 14
YouTube videos. I do hair a ton, mostly after learning how to beat and heat style my crazy frizzy hair into submission. It does take practice to get better at hair, but when I want to self-improve or try a new style, I usually go right to YouTube and watch videos. They are so helpful! Sorry I don’t have a direct link, but try searching Gibson tuck, and no-heat headband curls or headband updo. The headband updo is so easy but looks nice!
ETA, here’s a couple: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs-F–X24VY
Post # 15
@vorpalette: OMG. The rigid sides are supposed to go down in a bobby pin??? I never knew! I always put the flat side down. Wooooow. Do I feel dumb right now. lol
Post # 16
@OnceUponATime: me too! But thinking about it it makes complete sense to put the ridges down.
I have crazy crazy curly hair and am yet to master it. I wear it up in a messy bun most days.