My hair has always been a challenge. For most of my middle/high school years, the words frizzy, puffy and mushroom-shaped come to mind when remembering my hairstyles. Nobody, especially me, knew what to do with my curly hair. Fortunately, I've gained some knowledge about curly hair care over the years (do use curl cream, don't even touch a brush), and I am even learning to appreciate my natural texture.
Below are some of my go-to hairstyles for everyday. They are quick, easy and don't require fancy tools or hair accessories. For fun accents, tulle tied into a bow, a brooch, and some ribbon were added.
Before You Start
For each look, I started with a good wash. I used Head & Shoulders Green Apple from the Fresh Scent Technology Collection. This line smells great (not medicated at all), and keeps unfashionable flakes and red, itchy scalp away.
Next, I added curl cream to damp hair, scrunched and then dried with a diffuser. If your hair is naturally straight, try hot curlers to get big, loose waves. Finish with a smoothing cream.
Now that you're prepped, let's get to the fun part…
Three Easy Hairstyles
First up is the tucked side pony. This style looks complex, but is actually very simple.
- Start by making a side pony at about temple height. Note – Placement is up to you, but this is where the brooch will be added at the end.
- Right above the elastic (near your head), separate hair into two sections and tuck in the majority of your ponytail leaving only the ends showing.
- Take a brooch, attach to a bobby pin, and insert into hair.
This next look features a pretty tulle bow attached to a bobby pin. To make bow:
- Cut a 2.5 foot strip of tulle and fold it in half (lengthwise) twice.
- Tie folded tulle into a bow and tuck in ends.
- Finally, slide a bobby pin through the back of the bow and insert into hair.
It doesn't get any easier then this ladies! Gather hair into a low pony and secure with an elastic. Wrap a ribbon around the elastic several times and finish with a bow. Adorable!
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