Hair

I am determined to learn a new hairstyle or two this summer. I need something quick like the ponytail and simple like the claw clip but nicer than both of those. There are those fancy occasions, lol.

Buzzfeed has a fabulous roundup of simple tutorials that will leave you and your hair gorgeous. There is one catch… in order to get great hair you need great products. Sorry there is no way around it. You will need pins, clips, a comb, brush, hair bands, salt spray, hair spray, hair paste, texturizing finishing spray, and leave in conditioner. It’s nice to have these things on hand even though you don’t need them for every ‘do.’ Watch for sales! I am excited to try these. I love the half up hair wrap and I really want to try the bangin’ braid. The chignon too. They’re my fave.

The Small Things Blog is one of my favorites for hair tutorials. The tutorials are so easy follow and the styles are so pretty. You’ll love them!

Here’s the link to all 26 hairstyle tutorials…

Buzzfeed: 26 Incredible Hairstyles You Can Learn In 10 Steps Or Less

Hairsyles

Ahhhh! These hairstyles are so beautiful! They are very creative and absolutely stunning. I wish I could have my hair done like this but they aren’t the most practical of styles and I would be afraid to move and mess up a hair masterpiece. Everyone of these creations would take forever to create. I don’t have that much time to sit still!

Do you think those are extensions used in # 14? I’m wondering… I love the rose (#18); it makes me think of springtime. # 8 is fabulous. It is such a stunning feminine french braid and I love how #15 tucks the braid in such a nice way. The braided bun tutorial is another one of my favorites.

The Small Things is one of my favorite places to go for easy hair tutorials. They are easy to follow and the results are stunning. You should spend a lot of time over there, experimenting with hair styles. The fold over braid is where you need to start. Find the tutorial here.

Here’s the link to all 14 hairstyles…

LittleThings: These 14 Hairstyles Are Absolute Masterpieces! (photos)

Curls

Using tin foil and a flat iron to curl your hair is a fun new way to get bouncy springy ringlets that will last all the day long and it beats sleeping in stiff curlers too! I use a straightener or curling iron to curl my hair now but I could branch out. I’ve never tried this method but I’d like too.

I love the results! I can see the foil protecting your hair from heat too. I don’t know if I could do the back very well. Those curls might be a little lopsided, lol. I read on a ‘fail blog’ that cooking foil works best. Foil used for highlights doesn’t conduct heat well when scrunched together. Also, be sure and not use too much foil or your curls get all mashed.

Do you remember rag curls? That was the most fun thing to do at sleepovers! I don’t think I’ve done them since I was eight but I think it would be fun to try them again. Ringlets rag vs. regular rag. How could I possibly choose between them? Check them both out. They aren’t just for the kiddos!

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Braid Tutorial

I could never do this on my own hair. Well, never say never. Maybe with enough practice I could manage something. I love it so much that I’m going to start practicing on all my friends and family! I will have a sign-up list for guinea pigs willing to get their hair pulled on in the name on beauty. If anyone is interested… Lol. Isn’t this waterfall braid simply the best?

Bethany Hamilton, You rock! This tutorial is simple and easy to follow. Just what I need. I love that there are so many possibilities with it too. Have two braids, go all around the crown, braid down behind the ear. It will never get old. Maybe with her help and lots of practice I can branch out from my daily ponytail.

In case you are looking for more instruction and tutorials, check out the book ‘DIY Braids.’ It’s the best. Amazon has it for just a few bucks too!

Here’s the fabulously detailed video… Enjoy!


No shampoo

How often do you wash your hair? Could you give it up? Could you give up shampoo for 30 days? I never in a million years could! Margaret and Katherine, from Tree Huggers, did an experiment to see what it would be like to go without and what alternatives they could use instead of ‘poo.’ The results will surprise you!

I know it’s not for me, but I really enjoyed learning about their experiences. I have a handful of friends that have sworn off shampoo altogether. They love the ‘no shampoo’ method! What about you? Each hair type is different and the results will be different for everyone.

At this point in my life I have gone from washing my hair every day to every other day. I’m all about the dry shampoo and non-chemical hair products but I think that’s the best I can do for now. If I had time to hide from the world for three weeks I might be able to try the transition. My hair, like Maggie’s, is fine and looks like a stringy mess if I don’t wash it. Health.com also has some helpful tips on how to get shiny healthy hair that might be a little easier that 30 days without shampoo. Find them here.

Get all the details on Tree Hugger’s ‘no poo’ experiment here…

Tree Hugger: The “No Shampoo” Experiment

Jingle Beards: The New Christmas Fashion Trend

Um…Jingle what? Beards? So funny and so clever! Last year it was trendy for the ladies to have feathers woven into their hair and this year it is the guys who are paving the way forward in fashion. That might be exaggerating and taking it a little too far but this ‘Christmas trend’ really is fun!

You must check out this yuletide hair accessory that is being sold by the London advertising agency, Grey London. These little hair ornaments, being sold for $7.80 (US Dollars), are so popular. The Brits, Americans, Australians, New Zealanders, Germans, and the French are all buying them. All the proceeds from these baubles go to Beardseason (an initiative to raise awareness for the fight against Melanoma). Encourage the people you love to embrace ‘No-Shave November’ and grow out their beards for Christmas! Samsung mobile even adopted this idea in a holiday promotion. Everyone is getting on board! Looking to buys some? Find them here

See some of these ‘glitzy’ beads in action here…Enjoy!

 23 Deceptively Easy Braid Tutorials

I get so frustrated when it comes to doing my hair! I see these wonderful styles online (ahem…thanks Pinterest) and when I try them my hair ends up in horrid tangles. This roundup from Buzzfeed isn’t like that at all and I’m so excited to feature it here today. These fancy ‘dos’ look complicated but you will be blown away by how easy they are! I can’t wait to try the relaxed french braid (#7) and I’ve got my eye on the zig zag braid too (#23)!

Find all 23 here…

BuzzFeed – 23 Creative Braid Tutorials That Are Deceptively Easy

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diy hair tutorial

I need a new look. Desperately. I’ve been rockin’ the same style for too long and the time has come for a change. My good friend Winston Churchill said that “to improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” So true! I want my hair to be perfect, so of course I need to change it! lol. Which of these should I try first? They are super cute and have great tutorials and pics to help get the perfect ‘do.’

See all the fabulous tutorials here…

Mixer2Mower: 20+ Spectacular DIY Hair Tutorials You Should Try

Image Credit: mixer2mower.com