Thursday, October 6, 2011

I Learned How To Do My Hair on the Internet

I think the post title says it all.

I've never been one of those girls who was "bad" with hair, but I've never been particularly adventurous either. Probably because a lot of styling takes time, and in the morning I sleep until the last possible second before getting out of bed. Or, on days where I find the motivation to exercise I usually shower and need to be out the door before my hair has fully dried.  Enter the "down and straight", ponytail, or bobby pin or two.


Last time I talked about hair, I was asking for your summer hair secrets. I'll admit: I definitely ventured away from my sweaty-mess-knotted-pony look this summer. Progress!

Even better, the internet world has taught me 5 new tricks.



1. The Gibson Tuck. I discovered this one through Katie, and Megan also gave it a whirl. This was my first attempt, and my second looked even better! You get the idea. Instructions here.



2. The Daybook Bun. I loooooved discovering this look. Instructions here.



3. The Sock Bun. I'd heard of it before, but was inspired to try it after Jenna's post. Very similar to the daybook bun, but it involves a hidden sock in your hair. I think I prefer the daybook bun, but it's a close call. My tip with the sock bun is to tease and hairspray your hair a bit before adding the sock. It gives more volume to the bun. Instructions here.



4. The Curl Down. I discovered this style on Erin's site. It's the most time consuming style, and sadly, it fell out. I will persevere, though, I love it! Instructions here.



5. The Loose Knot. I found this style on Pinterest this week. It looked way cuter in person. Instructions here.


After looking at all these links, I'm having a hard time maintaining my argument to Mr. Fix-It that I do more than read blogs all day. I swear! I work too! (Actually, I had a pretty kick-ass annual review today!)

Have you learned how to do your hair on the internet too?

36 comments:

  1. I do the curl-down all the time now!!! I lurve it. You were how I found out about it!

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  2. @ Penny: Oh, fun! That means you've done it more than me. :)

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  4. I've been exploring internet hair too! I found the messy bun via your pinterest, and I've bravely cut my bangs twice with the help of youtube videos.

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  5. I love the curl down look on you! So pretty! I've been wanting to experiment with some of the hairstyles I've been pinning. Your post is making me want to give them a try.

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  6. these are all great! Kinda makes me miss my long hair!

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  7. The curl down look is time consuming, but stunning for special occasions. I found a way to get the curls to stay in straight hair - it is very time consuming, but VERY worth it. OK - so you curl a section of hair with a curling iron like normal, but then you flatten the curl (curled up) in a folded piece of foil. Do this to your whole head, or where curls are wanted. THEN, you flat iron the piece of foil with the curl in it. Hold the iron on there for 20-30 seconds to throughly heat up the foil. When cooled, take curl out of the foil and finger comb/position. Do not mess with it too much to avoid frizz. I have done this several times on friends with straight hair and it takes awhile, but the results are worth it and the curls stay in all night. We usually have some wine and chit chat while doing it, so it ends up being a fun time too :-)

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  8. @ Nicci: Great tip! I'll have to try that if I'm doing a night on the town!

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  9. Hooray for the internet teaching us about hairstyles, ha! And because I'm a glutton for punishment, although my hair has clearly shown it doesn't hold a curl... I'm still going to try the curl down method! And probably above commenter Nicci's as well. :D

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  10. I'm definitely trying to branch out and do different things to my hair - and I'm finding 'em all on the internet! Love it!

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  11. One of my goals is to learn to do more with my hair...I've mastered a bun, but now I'm thinking of cutting my hair and most styles are for longer hair. I wish I could do a good braid!!

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  12. I'm awful at following hair tutorials, but I've pinned a few on Pinterest. I kind of want to try a couple of these though. Especially the curl down, it looks awesome on you!

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  13. I need to pay more attention to hairstyles on the internet because I currently opt for the down and straight and ponytail far too often.

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  14. I needed to find this! Thank you - I am clueless about doing my hair even though it is getting pretty long now. I bought a curling iron recently but I've never used it... never thought about tutorials on line! Of course! :-)

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  15. Oh man - you've tried so many of those hair tricks! Awesome! I still need to try the sock bun, but I need to find a dark brown sock! ;)

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