Hair Style! — Day 4 of the 30 Days of Beauty Challenge

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Here’s Day  4 of the 30 Days of Beauty Challenge – A hair style.

Admittedly, I’m not one to do very much with my hair. My preferred style is “Down and doing it’s thing”. For this hair style day, I thought I’d share my go to hair style for when I want to look like I did something with my hair. It’s quite simple really, once I figured out how to Dutch braid my hair — something I had trouble with until quite recently.

I find that the key to doing hair is practice. I love how Dutch braids look but I could never do it on myself. I was able to do a French braid down the back of my hair, or towards the side but for some reason, I could never get the hang of braiding my hair the opposite way for that 3D effect. A couple of weeks ago I decided that I’m just going to learn so I tried about ten times until I finally got a decent looking Dutch braid. From then on, my Dutch braid attempts have been successful. Yay!

So I like my hair down and doing it’s thing, but for that to work, the texture of my hair has to be frizz free. This means that I either have to heat style it, set it overnight or style it with my got2be 10 in 1 styling treatment to get my crazy curls without the frizz. So when my hair isn’t in perfect shape, what do I do? Some updo similar to this. Or a plain old lazy messy bun.

For this look, I sectioned off the front of my hair and did a side Dutch braid. Once I got to my ear I tied it in with the rest of my hair into a pony tail. I gently pulled at my Dutch braid to make it look bigger and a bit messier. At the pony tail, I made three separate regular braids and then twisted everything together and put it up in a bun.41eJY+tZixL

My favourite tools for keeping my bun in place are these spiral bobby pins. I have quite a lot of hair and it takes me quite a lot of bobby pins to secure a bun. With these pins, I twist about 3 to 4 of them into my bun and my bun stays in place all day. If I pull at my bun to make it look messy, it can look like my hair is about to fall apart anytime but these babies hold it in place all day. They also hide themselves into my bun so I don’t worry about them showing.

I hope you enjoyed this little post about my go to hair style. Admittedly, the most difficult part of this post was taking a photo of my hair such that you can see what’s going on. Filters helped!