Hello sweet friends! It’s been a couple months since I’ve added a hair experiment to the blog. I got my new camera in the mail the other day (heck yeah)… so, I thought it was the perfect excuse to experiment with it. PLUS, I had to put some makeup on and dress myself too. No jammies for this photo…. ok, maybe…. MAYBE I was wearing pajama pants. But, that doesn’t matter…. hee.
So, I saw this ‘do’ on the beautiful Keiko Lynn’s blog. I really love braids and volume… so, I thought this would be perfect. Braids and volume all in one. With my stick straight hair it’s pretty hard to get volume. But, with a little backcombing and hair spray… it worked. Next time I try this style I’ll blow dry my hair upside down for a little more fluff.
What you need: Many bobby pins, brush, hair spray, and clear hair ties (optional).
1. Add some volume to that hair! I put my head up side down and lightly sprayed some hair spray to the crown of my head. Dividing my hair in half I backcombed the crown for volume.
2. Grabbing the section of hair you backcombed and added volume to… push it up and pin it! Make sure before it’s pinned that you comb the top part of the hair to smooth any tangles out.
3. Split the bottom half of your hair into two parts. Braid each of the parts into a side braid. I used a clear hair tie for each of my braids (Keiko didn’t). My hair’s pretty slick and a braid doesn’t hold without a tie. Next, time to get those braids on top of your head! Pull your braids up and over towards the opposite side of your head. Pin. Repeat on the other side. You can tuck and hide the braid ends. Pin pin. Pin up any loose ends in the back.
4. That’s it! Now you have SUPER simple and beautiful hair! You can finish with some hair spray if you need it (I do).
For next time: I may use something to add a little more volume to the bump! More of a Snookie look. Hee! P.S. I actually loved this hairstyle with the braids just down. I think I’ll be wearing it that way too! Cute. See: I love this…
For the original hair style… check out the sweet Keiko’s blog. She’s absolutely adorable. AND, be sure to let me know if you try out this style! I’d love to know! It’s so simple and perfect if you have zero time and want to look cute.