Hello all! Today's post is all about that one thing every woman struggles with - hair! One of my readers asked about ideas for Sunday morning hair. I know the feeling of rushed hair all too well (like today...), so I hope these tips help!
Prep Your Hair
Everyone has a different hair dynamic to work with. One key to hair success is to get it ready before beginning to style. Trial and error will help you determine the best products to suit your individual needs. Here's my personal routine:
My hair is very fine, and mainly wavy or curly with a more straight and extremely frizzy layer on top. I begin the day's hair care by combing out the night's tangles. Next is the wash - my shampoo and conditioner varies, but it's almost always a natural and sulfate-free option.
After washing my hair, I scrunch and pat it dry with on old t-shirt to avoid breaking and frizzing my hair. When I want to leave it down, I usually use a strong hold gel by Fructis. I will either scrunch the gel in my curls or run it through the top layer of my hair with my fingers. To avoid disturbing any curls, I use a wide-toothed comb for brushing, either when wet or after it dries. Occasionally, I use coconut oil to smooth flyaways. It remains frizzy most of the time, but in real life no one has perfect hair!
Busy Morning Ideas
Inside-Out French / Dutch Braid
This style might take a little bit of time to master, but is totally worth it. It's modern and you can play with many variations. Once your fingers get used to the motion, you can put it together quickly a few minutes before heading out the door!
To vary this look and get your hair completely up, loop the end into a bun at the nape of your neck and stick in a few hairpins. Check out a tutorial here, from when I was nineteen and had longer hair ;P. I also gave instruction on how to Dutch braid.
Inside-Out Side Ponytail
Messy French BraidA simple Gibson tuck is an elegant hairstyle that can be worn sleek or a bit messy. To me, that sounds like the perfect recipe for Sunday morning beauty!
Simple Gibson Tuck
This is one of the easiest hairstyles to put together. Keep your hair a little mussed, French braid it loosely, and pull it out a little more if it needs to be looser. Use hairspray to keep it from falling out.
Simple Gibson Tuck
Putting an extra little pouf or wave on one or both sides of your part can take a simple ponytail to the next style level. Have fun with old-time inspiration!
I hope that these ideas help! In closing, I encourage you to learn basic braiding methods and to always remember that a small variation can go a long way. Happy hair styling!
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