Thursday, June 3, 2010

May we broach the subject one more time?

As a sequel to my last post, in regards to taking care of long hair, and coming up with new things to do with it, I thought I'd share a website that I have enjoyed browsing the past few months:

Rapunzel's Resource

It's an all-around great site for style ideas, for ladies with long hair.

....And, as I was doing a wee bit of browsing this morning, I stumbled across this site. I have not looked around much yet, so I don't know how good everything is, but the name caught my attention:

Long Hair Lovers

I also thought I'd list a few styles that I find myself using on a day-to-day basis. Sorry I don't have pictures! Wish I did. If you don't know what a particular style is, ask me, and I'll try to explain more - maybe even take a picture!

- The classic half-up, half-down (as Heather and I call it), with a clip or ponytail holder holding back the top and sides of my hair from my face. This is super easy, so I use it often, and it looks good on most people, but to be honest, I can't stand the way it looks on me. This is the style I was wearing the day I wrote my "rant." :)

- Simple ponytail. Oh - wait. I was going to list the styles I use everyday. Definitely not this one. My hair's too heavy to put hanging all in one spot like that.

- My old stand-by "twist into a bun and secure with three mini claw clips." I do this one all the time, and it's great for when I get out of the shower. Most of the time I don't make a true, smooth bun; I leave the curly ends loose, sticking around the edges of the bun. I like it.

- Flip-through ponytail. I do this one, because I love the way it looks, but often the hair that's hanging out gets too poofy, so I use it as a base for my next style:

- Flip-through bun. I wish I had a picture for this, because I love how it looks dressy but is super easy! It always makes me feel like I've done something extra special to my hair on a normal day. Just make the flip-through ponytail, and then tuck the hair that hangs down back into the hole where you made the flip. I've done variations; sometimes I let the ends hang back down through the hole, which makes people have a heart-attack, because at first glance from the front it looks like I cut my hair. :) Or I'll let the ends stick upright, spilling out of the "hole," all curly and pretty (unless they stick straight up!). Or I'll do a fold, with everything tucked in smooth, and no ends showing. Totally well explained, right?

- Hair parted in the center, and braided down the back in one braid. Usually a normal braid, sometimes a fish (or "herringbone") braid.

- Hair parted and braided on the side in two braids - normal or french. Usually normal, since it's faster and I'm not sure I like my face in french braids. Sad, because I love french braids themselves.

- Three-part bun. Another standby for fast-but-looks-like-I-spent-a-lot-of-time-on-it. Remember that "half-up, half-down" style that I don't like? I do that, but make that top section that's pulled back into a bun. Then I divide the rest of my hair in half, and twist each half around the bun, one at a time, using bobby pins to secure. It looks complicated and sophisticated, but doesn't take long. This is another style I wish I had pictures for. I made it up, too!!!! If I have a little more time, I'll braid the pieces before I loop them into the bun, (three braids total), and it looks like I have a mass of braided coils on my hair. (That's meant to be a flattering description of the style, just in case there's any doubt. :)

I'm sure there's a few more styles I use on a regular basis, but it's not too exciting to tell you about styles without pictures, so I'll end for now. Besides, I have to go teach a sewing lesson. Then I'm going riding. Should be fun!

Blessings on your day!


Jenny P. said...

I would love to see photographs of your flip-pony variations and the 3 part bun. My hair's just getting to the point where I can't just let it go or it turns into a tangled mess and a lot of the styles I used to do just don't hold it back enough. I'm always looking for new ideas!

julia said...

The flip-pony tail bun sounds really neat! Pictures please?! :) I really like looking at Rapunzel's Resource too...