27 August, 2010

2 Twists Variations

Remember this style? Here is something else to try with the same twists.

Instead of creating a full ponytail why not leave half your hair down?

Doing a half up-do is more casual and it also allows your to show off more of your beautiful length. You can curl or straighten the remaining hair. This option will also allow girls with shorter hair to still wear this style.
I really like these twists!
Do you prefer your hair all up? All down? Or half and half?

19 August, 2010

2 Twists into a Bun

I really love these twists and they get a lot of compliemnts (which every girl loves right?) Plus hair is more fun with some embellishments, slicked back do's are so five years ago! This style is inspired from here, I just do the twist a little differntly...
Yes the purple flowers again... I really like them!
To create your twists start with an exaggerated side part:
the comb tail shows where I normally part
Now you are going to section out the front bit of hair. From your part, section off the hair down to your ear. Section off enough hair to make two twists, I make each about 3/4 an inch thick, so I make 1.5 inch thick section. That all sounds really technical but just eyeball it, its hair! Tie back all the hair except your front section into a neat ponytail.

the bobby pins are just there to show the two sections
Divide your front section in half (as shown above). Clip one section out your your way while you work with the other. To start I add a little bit of pomade to the section, from root the tip. Then take a thin bit of hair by the side part, divide it in two.
Now twist both of those strands in the same direction (I twist them to the front). You dont need to twist very much, just a few revolutions. Then cross one over the other, in the OPPOSITE dirction from your twisting (I cross towards the back). Now add hair into the front piece, twist and cross again. Repeat.
Adding in hair

I stop adding in hair at about where the end of my eyebrow (again no science, just make it look how you like). 
Then continue make a twist down the hair (twisting front and crossing back) Add a small rubber band or clip to hold your first twist while you create the second one.
Banding it off

To get your twists to lay side by side when you pull them back make sure your front twist has a few more sections of hair added in (see at the top of this post if that doesnt make sense) When both of your twists are complete pull them back towards your ponytail. Secure with crossed bobby pins
Now you can make a bun of choice. Of course I did a messy bun. Add hairspray and accessories as you please.

back view
sort of top view
when you look like a dork, just stick a big old watermark over your face to hide it!
Do you think you will try this one? Also, I would like some feedback, is the tutorial clear? Are there too many pictures? How can I help you better?

17 August, 2010

New Shampoo

Let me being by saying this: I think I am in love!

I recently bought the new TRESemme Naturals shampoo and conditioner and it is seriously the greatest stuff since sliced bread!  It leaves my hair so silky I am afraid that my elastics are going to just slide right out some days! For the first time in months I can actually just comb through my hair after the shower without having to add Leave-In! My hair feels so clean and bouncy. Plus its so shiny! Even the ends feel moisturized. And my curls are coming out again!

I am not exactly sure how "natural"  it really is (I still cant read half the ingredients), but I can say with confidence that the shampoo has no additional colours added because it is kind of a murky, off-white colour. Both products have a very light fruity smell that is just lovely! The conditioner leaves my hair extremely moisturized while still rinsing out easily, its great! The bottles say 'Discover 10x stronger hair after just one use.' I wouldn't say 10x, but my hair does feel stronger, maybe its just the extra moisture, but whatever it is, I am hooked!

I am really picky about my hair products but I give this one a 5/5 rating. It is affordable, cleans well, moisturizes, has a good scent, applies easily and actually does what it claims too. Seriously, try it!

Has anyone else tried this new line? What do you think? Or what is your favorite shampoo?

12 August, 2010

Front French Braid into Messy Bun

I don't know what it is, but I am just really into side ponytails/braids/buns this summer! Two weeks ago I showed you the Front French Braid, and here is a second day style to go along with that. (FYI: I REALLY hate taking pictures of myself...but love sharing my hair-dos)

Please excuse my cranky face...
I tend to keep the braid in over night because it keeps my hair out of my face with essentially no damage to the hair. In the morning I brush out my hair, re-do the french braid, this time adding a few more french stitches and completing the braid to the end of the hair.

Then gather all hair (braid included) into a low side ponytail. You can leave it at that if you want. But, to take it further, create a big 'ole messy bun out of that ponytail. Add an accessory of choice and hairspray of course! And you are set to enjoy yet another beautiful summer day  ;) (enjoy it because its nearly over!)

From the back
Side view
As you can see I am not to concerned with this braid being neat and tight, I think it softens that look... What do you think?

What is your favorite look this summer? And how much do you hate taking pictures of yourself?

Also, wish me luck as my finals start tomorrow!

05 August, 2010

Wrapped Side Ponytail (Bohemian look)

This is a really simple way to dress up a side pony tail. I used a thin ribbon, but it would look cute with yarn or twine too! This ribbon has texture to it so it holds better, I think a silky ribbon would slip down too much...

Make a loose side ponytail and tie it off with a thin elastic (I like the clear Goody Ouchless). Slip your ribbon or string through the back of your elastic. Then wrap it around the elastic a couple times to hide it. Then begin crossing the ribbon/string down the ponytail for a couple of inches.
You can space the crosses as close or far away as you like. At the end wrap your ribbon/string around a couple times again and tie it off. I left the tail, but you could trim them off if you prefer.

As the day went on the layers in my hair started to poke out over the ribbon some. I liked the messy look, but of you don't want that, use some product on the ponytail first to clump the hair together, then make the crosses closer together.
I would love to have longer hair for this one. I think it would look so nice if you could tie the hair off at the shoulder and wrap down from there, rather then up so close to the head. If anyone with long hair tries this please, please, please send me a picture!

Do you like the Bohemian style that is popular right now? How would you describe your personal sense of style?
I would describe my style as preppy and feminine; although I do like to experiment with different looks occasionally (hence this one!)

03 August, 2010


This post is inspired by something I saw last night. This lady in one of my courses was sporting a very unfortunate set of pigtails. This lady is old enough to be my mother and sports a very short curly style. Now let me start by saying, on little girls I think pigtails are THE cutest style. However, I just really don't think it is OK for women to wear pigtail.

To emphasize I tried to take a cellphone picture of this hairstyle, but I couldn't do it conspicuously. So I googled it. I couldn't find what I was looking for their either. I am not creating this post to criticise or belittle anybody! We all have our reasons for how we choose to style our hair, I just think some choices are better than others...

Let us turn to the celebrities here:

Beautiful women with beautiful hair, but is this a good choice for the red carpet??
Absolutely adorable:
Not so much:
This is appropriate:
This really, really is not:

How cute is she?
Is this okay?
Are braid more appropriate for older girls?
I don't know. I just don't get it. So I turn to you guys:

Do you disagree? Do you think pigtails are appropriate on women? At what age does it become unacceptable? Please comment, I REALLY want to hear your thoughts.

just a heads up, don't google pigtails with your children in the room... (GROSS!)

01 August, 2010

Detangling Double Care Product

I was at the mall last weekend and I while perusing the drug store hair aisle I noticed that this product was on sale:
It is called Detangling Double Care Nourish and Repair by Garnier Fructis. I have been eyeing this product for a while because I really like Fructis shampoo and conditioner, but it just looked weird so I waited. It was on sale really cheap and I was out of Leave-in so I decided to try it.

When shaken this product mixes really well (something I worried it wouldn't). It has a lovely scent, light and fruity like all the Fructis products. But despite itsclaims, 'instantly detanges hair' 'nourishes and detangles hair-without weighing it down' it really does not aid the detangling process. Sure it added a little slip to my damp hair, but I swear pure water would have the same effect. Also, my hair was more weighed down than normal.

Overall, I would give this product 1/5. It smells nice and is generally affordable, but really has no benefits at all. I won't be repurchasing (I think it was so cheap because they are discontinuing it...) and do not recommend it. I say save your three dollars, and get a spray bottle of water instead. Or suck it up and buy Infusium Leave-In Conditioner (7-8$ a bottle) because it moisturizes and helps detangling.

Has anyone else tried this product? Do you use a detangler/leave-in moisturizer? What's your favorite?