19 August 2009

Unpolished Style Points

So. I only wash my hair a couple times a week, and comb through it even less. I have my friend Stella dye it, meh, every couple of months or so? And I get it cut about as often, if not less, so I'm usually pretty rich in split ends.

Taking all of that under consideration, I get a surprising amount of compliments on my hair. More specifically, I get a lot of compliments on the manner in which I put my hair up. So, without further ado, here is one of my two 'up' styles. I call it Low Side Bun For Work.

Unpolished Style Points

Unpolished Style Points

Unpolished Style Points

I started doing this because I couldn't find any hair ties. Pretty much, I do this thing to my hair every. single. day. To implement, you need two large bobby pins and three regular sized ones. No brushing required! Pull your hair over to one side, twist into a 'rope', and then twist that around into a figure eight. Holding the end of your hair (which will be the top of the figure eight) against your scalp, secure the two big bobby pins in an 'ex' fashion, so they're holding each other in place. Use the three small bobby pins to tame any fly-aways, loose-ends, etc.

I suppose you could do this on the back of your head, but I don't look at the back of my head when I'm doing my hair, and when it's pulled over to the side you can sorta see when you're jabbing pins into your head. Which is nice.

Next time I do it, I'll take pictures, and we can discuss my other 'up-do', The Texas Prom Queen.

14 comments:

  1. Too cute! My hair? Too thick. Bobby pins would FAIL. But you look GAWJUS as always.

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  2. I was just lamenting to my friends this morning that I don't know how to do an updo.

    Yours is perfection.

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  3. * Run naked through a public place

    highly highly recommend pacific garden mall for that activity. i'll even do it with you, if you'd like, the next time i'm in town.

    and...your hair and my hair could be twins separated at birth. of course no one would know that right now since i have no hair. but when i do, it lives in a similar fashion. xoxo

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  4. This is EXACTLY the kind of style I look for, and so within seconds of reading your post I was in my bathroom rooting through bins of miscellaneous stuff and saying "Where! are! my! bobby pins! I must have 10000 of them by now and I can't! find! a single! one!"

    But I did, and furthermore found the two sizes. Then I struggled pitifully. Need you to come over and teach me kthanx see you soon.

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  5. Also, can we talk about your bangs? Because your bangs are the pinnacle of Bangs Perfection. Those are the bangs I want. But! Would I have to push them out of my face a zillion times a day? How often do you have to push them out of YOUR face? Go ahead---count. I'll wait.

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  6. You know I love your do! Can you believe I cut all my hair off after BlogHer? I miss putting it up.

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  7. Neat. I'm also a fan of the "brush infrequently; wash a few times a week" plan. Although I have to wash more than that if I'm going to be seeing people, my hair, being fine, has a propensity towards oil.

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  8. I really like that profile shot of you. You are a very pretty woman, the vote-getters notwithstanding.

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  9. Very nice updo! I don't wash my hair every day either, and that's the key to success!

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  10. Love the low side bun. I wish I could get away with washing my hair only a few times a week. Seriously.

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  11. If I didn't brush my hair, I'd have dreds. This is not an exaggeration. I pull matted clumps of hair off my head daily. I recently cut off about 6 inches though, and it's been slightly more manageable.

    Honestly, I think it's not just the hair. You have an overwhelming natural beauty.

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