This post is for my Mom and little Sister (who happens to be a natural hair styling expert) who have innocently asked me my whole life: "Aren't you going to do your hair?" Even though I usually just finished doing my hair!
I am hopeless at hairdos, always have been. I can't use a straightener thingy and I am terrible with a curling iron, once a year I'll do the hot rollers thing but mostly it's a quick blow dry or the old standby ponytail. And to be honest I really don't feel that motivated to do more, any efforts that take more than 20 minutes are too much effort as far as my patience for self-grooming go. I've always envied the gals with super thick or curly hair who just twist their hair up and stick a pencil in it, I'm a triple looper with a pony elastic and it never looks as good as their non-chalent do's turn out.
One of my art kiddos took this of me with my I don't have time to wash my hair today ponytail.
Now, since I am a recuperating Pinterest addict I have been inspired more than once on DIY hair style pins and decided to give it a whirl. While in Jamaica and Mexico this past spring I noticed the hard water and humid weather made my fine hair courser and more fullish and easier to put up in a messy way. Now in all the pins I read they suggested using hair powder to give your hair texture before putting it up and not having squeaky clean strands. This works well for me as I love having a bath at night, washing my hair and often go to bed with damp hair and wake up with some fabulous bed head.
So I never attempt an updo with fresh washed hair, the messier the better and I give my roots a quick mist of hair powder.
Then I just kinda ponytail it and pin it as loose as possible. This has been a lifesaver photographing so many stinking hot weddings this summer, it's quick and cool. My first attempt was okay but I think I'm getting better...
Next time I did it higher and for some reason the sticky up parts went up instead of down but it was sort of fancy looking which was perfect as it was a fancy wedding...and it didn't move all day.
That's it for my attempts that I have taken time to document so far...but there are many I want to try on Pinterest, go to my Pinterst and go to the board I have called My Style and near the bottom there are several posts called 30 Styles in 30 days and such...my next vainity project will be some kind of style with a braid that doesn't make me look like a 40 year old trying to look 10!
Mom and Janey...aren't you proud of me?