(Closed) Need easy to DIY hair ideas and tips for long hair

posted 11 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hi Jayce! I seem to be stalking you today! 

I just wanted to suggest a really easy “updo” that I did myself. My hair is about fairly long as well, so this should be something that you can do. 

Here are my “Instructions” on how to do this updo:

First, part your hair on the side, if you don’t already. You’ll want to part it on the side opposite the side you want to put your “bun” on. 

Next, curl all your hair. Spray lightly with hairspray to help hold the curls. 

If you don’t have bangs, brush your hair down in front of your forhead slighly to create a faux side sweep bang. Pin the end of the hair up to hold it in place. 

With my hair, it’s pretty long in front but isn’t long enough to go into the rest of the bun, so I did a twist at the side to hold all the hair up and in. Secure it with bobby pins that you hide inside the twist. 

Next, pull all the hair off to one side. You can secure it with a small pony tail holder if you want. 

Next, start to twist the hair into a bun. You’ll twist it, then hold the twist straight up (not making a full bun). Start to pin that part of the hair up. This will get rid of some of the length and help secure your hair. 

From there, you just manipulate and tuck the curls around where you want them. Do your best to hide the bobby pins by making them all face in towards the interior of the hairstyle. 

If the bottom of the back gets loose, take some pins and put them in going downward, then flip them and hide them under the rest of the hair. This will help secure the back without having pins showing. 

Add in a flower where ever you think it looks best 🙂

Alternate Ideas

If the updo seems too complicated, you can just curl your hair and secure it with a pony tail holder at the side, leaving yourself with a curly side ponytail. Then use the hair flower to hide the pony tail holder 


Hope that helps!

Post # 4
31 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t know if this is anything close to what you’re looking for since it’s “all up” not half up and may be more on the “polished” side, but my hair is about the same length and really straight and I did it myself. It took 15 minutes and no curling iron or product or anything. So I don’t know if this is anything close to what you’re looking for, but here was mine. I tucked a silk flower comb into the side of it, but it could easily work with fresh flowers too!

It was so easy.. Just needed clear elastics (the rubber band kind) and bobby pins. You put your hair half up, then twist parts of the tail around two fingers and pin them into place. Then you gather the bottom into a ponytail and do the same until all of your hair has been pinned into place. I did the same twist and pin with my bangs too. It rained on our wedding day and was super humid and it didn’t budge all night.

There is a video on youtube that describes it a lot better than me and shows a girl doing it step by step if you want a better explanation! I think you just search “double ponytail updo” and it will be the first video to pop up. Hope this helps!

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Post # 5
31 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh, one more thing though. It’s way easier to DIY an updo with 2nd day hair. I washed mine the afternoon of the day before the wedding. Keeps it more natural by requiring a lot less hairspray and product in order to stay put!

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