Because I love you so much, I read all your comments, especially on posts like this one, in which I found out that a lot of us just don’t wash our hair every day. As a woman who also doesn’t wash her hair every day, I have to say that it is a trial and error process. Sometimes I think I can stretch it an extra day and when I wake up the next morning, I realize I can’t. But since I didn’t plan for a shower in the morning after having showered at night, I then don’t have the time to wash, dry, and style my hair. So here are some of my go to styles for those types of days.
The Ballerina Bun: My first go to style is the classic ballerina bun. I find this much chicer than your standard pony tail. There are many methods of doing this, but I am lazy, so what I do is gather my hair in a ponytail and twist and wrap it around itself. Then I secure it with a hair tie, and pull a little bit of the bun over the hair tie so that you can’t see it. Voila!
The Headband: Blair Waldorf made these look so sophisticated in 2007. I realize that Gossip Girl has been off the air for at least 3 years now, but Blair is timeless. My hair generally doesn’t want to stay slicked back, regardless of the products I use in it, so when I do this look, I take a small portion of hair from the front of my head, slick it straight back and secure with a few bobby pins at the crown of my head. Then all I need to do is put the headband in.
The Front Braid: I like this one for the weekends. It looks like you put a lot of effort into it, but if you’ve mastered the French braid, you can do this look. Because I have a few more steps here, I’m going to do a by numbers step by step
- Part your hair to the side
- Section off the front portion of your and pull the rest back out of the way. This will make the braiding process so much easier.
- Of the section of your hair not in the ponytail, pull out three small pieces nearest to your part. You are going to braid them like a French braid, but instead of pulling the pieces over each other, you’re going to pull them under each other. This is called a Dutch braid.
- When you continue with your Dutch braid, you have two options: you can either continue to grab new pieces of hair from the left and the right as you make your braid OR (and this is what I did), only grab new pieces of hair when you are pulling the front pieces into the braid. That sounds confusing, but I’m not sure how to describe it better.
- You can follow your hairline with the braid for as long as you like. Some people will do it all the way down to their ears. Personally, I have some baby hairs by my temples, which I don’t want to braid, so I’ll stop the braid there.
- Then you can pin your braid where it is, leaving the ends loose, like I did, or you can do a regular braid all the way to the ends and then pin in place. All a style preference.
So there you have it. My looks for days that I really should have washed my hair. Hope you enjoyed! XOXO