DIY Quick Pull-Back

By Emily

So, today, I have a super quick, super simple hairdo that I think y’all might enjoy.  So, this is one of the few hairdos that I like to do on just about any day.

You know those moments when you’re just getting ready to go out, and your hair “looks like a mess?”  If you do, then you’ll understand why I love this easy hairdo.  And if you don’t, well, you’re very lucky.  😉

Anyway, I have trouble with getting my hair to look pretty just about any day.  And, because it’s fairly short, most hairdos are kind of difficult.   So, I came to use this one which I just call  my “Quick Pull-Back Hairdo”.  And, here’s how to do it:

1. To start off: split a small section of hair from the front.

2.  Then, next, split that section into three parts.  Like so:

3. Next, begin to dutch-braid the hair.  (for those of you who don’t know how to dutch-braid, click here)  Do this only twice per section!  You are not going to be braiding all the hair!

4. When you get to the last braid: stop.  Your hair should look something like this by now:

5.  Without collecting anymore hair, begin to braid hair which you have in your hands.  Remember to braid whichever way you were doing. (in other words, if you were going over, braid over each strand; if you were going under, go under each strand.)  Like so:

6.  Tie it off with a hairband!   Optional: Then, afterwards, if you like messy hairdos (like I do), lightly tug on the braid–but, don’t pull it out!  

Overall, your hair should look something like this:

And there you have it!  My Quick Pull-Back DIY Hairdo!  Hope you all enjoy this hairstyle as much as I do!  Have a great rest of the day!

~Emily

 

The Dutch Flip-Through

Some days, you just feel like having an “everyday glam” type hairstyle, and other
days, you need to find some up-do that can be totally classy, or even have a cute,
messy style to it. The dutch flip-through is a perfect hairstyle for all of these
occasions. Once learnt, it’ll become a super fast and stylish hairstyle that you can
do for any occasion. This can totally be a DIY hairstyle as well.

Items needed: comb, 5 tiny hair elastics, 1 hair tie, 10 bobby pins (or as needed.)
Skill level: intermediate
Time needed: about 15 minutes

Instructions:

1. Using a comb, part your hair as desired. We decided on a side part, ending at
the crown of the head.

2.Where the part ends, (at about the crown of the head,) separate three section
of your hair, going from the end of the part to the top of your left ear and right ear.
You should now have three separate sections. The center section should naturally
be the largest of the three. Tie the center section into a low, secure, pony-tail.

3. Starting on the heavier side of your part (if you did a middle part, then just pick a
side,) pick up an inch section of hair. Split that section into three even sections and
begin a basic side dutch braid.

4. To do a basic side dutch braid, take the left strand of hair, and cross it under
the middle strand. The left strand should now be the new middle strand. Then,
grab the right strand and bring it under the new middle strand. Go back to the left
side, and gather a small section of hair and add it to the left strand and then cross
that section underneath the middle strand. A dutch braid is simply a “reverse” or
“inside-out” French braid: instead of braiding the strands over, you braid under.
Repeat for the right strand and keep repeating this process. (see video)

5. Once you have run out of pieces to add into your dutch braid, continue braiding
in a normal three-strand braid (continuing to bring the sections under the middle)
and secure with a small, clear elastic. Repeat steps #4 and #5 on the other section
of hair, and secure with another small clear elastic.

6. Go back to each braid and pancake them to make them look fuller and softer.
You can pancake a braid by gently tugging on the outer edges of your dutch braid.

 

7. Going to the pony-tail, loosen the hair tie by pulling it very slightly
(approximately 1/2 inch,) away from your head. There should now be a tiny bit of
space between your head and the hairband. Using both hands, create a hole
between the hair tie and your head. Make sure the hole does not go all the way
through. (You should not be able to put your fingers through it.)

8. Then, flip your pony-tail upwards and stuff the entire ponytail it into the hole you
just made. It may take awhile, but don’t worry about it looking perfect or making
sure all your layers are in. Also, don’t worry about covering the hair tie. The most
important thing to remember is to not press down into the hole too hard, because
then you’ll end up with a flip-through pony-tail. This part of the style may take
some practice, but once it is learnt, it is very simple to do. Add two bobby pins to
help secure. You should now have the base of your up-do. (see video)

9. Grab one of your dutch braids and cross it over the hair you have just tucked.
Bobby pin in place. Grab the second braid and cross it over the hair you tucked–
this time slightly lower, to cover the hair tie. Bobby pin in place.

10. Bobby pin any layers that are out of place. Accessorize as desired.
The dutch flip-through is a really great hairstyle for formal events, or–with a little
more pancaking–would make a super cute everyday up-do. The flip-through up-do
part of this hairstyle could also be worn on its own, without the dutch braids. This
flip through up-do is a great technique, since, once mastered, you can put your
hair up and off your neck using only one band!

See you later!
-Sophia

1000 views!!

We just hit 1000+ views the other day, soo I thought I would do a bonus post, and add 3 choices for what my next tutorial will be on, simply pick which hairstyle you’d like (in the poll), and click “vote”. There is no limit to how many votes you have, so vote away! 😉

 

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EDIT: voting will be over by the 31st of July, so make sure to vote before then to get the hairstyle tutorial you want! 😉

Faux twisted updo

I made this up a little while ago, and my little sister will be modelling it 😉 . I personally think it’s fairly simple, and you should be able to master it in no time! I also originally posted the basic tutorial for it here.
If you like these step-by-step picture tutorial’s leave a comment below, if you think there should be more pics, or suggestions on how you like tutorials, also comment, and if you just want to say what you think of it, you can do that too 😉 😉 .

To see the steps, you will need to click on the first image, and then it will let you go through the steps while the pictures are also enlarged.

What you will need: a comb or brush,  a handful of bobby pins, 2 small rubber hair ties, and 1 normal hair tie.

Skill level: medium

Time: 5-10 minutes

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial on how to create a Faux twisted updo! Please let me know what you think, and feel free to ask any questions.

I also apologize for sending out the email for this post the other day, I went to schedule it, and typed in the wrong date, so sorry about that 😉

Also my aim is to get the blog up to 1000 views by the end of the month, we’re already sitting on the 900 mark, so please tell all you friends about it! 🙂

Diy fishtail braid (step-by-step)

Happy Monday everyone! Now I’m sorry, because I was intending on doing a much more spectacular post today. But for quite a few reasons I was extremely busy over the last week and didn’t have time to work on a better post.

EmilyKate asked if we could do a step-by-step fishtail tutorial, so just like this post, if you ask us to do a tutorial, we’ll try our best to do it for you! Hopefully this will help all of you that struggle doing a fishtail braid!

So I wanted to show you how to do a fishtail braid step-by-step. I really like how with a fishtail braid you make it look so different by just adding bigger/smaller sections into the braid. It is also very easy to do, in fact if you know how to do a normal 3 strand plait you can definitely do this one. All it really comes down to is practice!

I’m sorry this isn’t the best video, and if I had of had more time it would’ve been better. (Disclaimer, my hair had previously been straightened a day or two before, so it’s not what my hair normally looks like.) Hope it helps! In the video I used bigger pieces but it’s really up to what look you’re going for, and how much time you have. 😉

Items Needed: Brush,  1 hair band, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes (depending on your hair length)

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by brushing the hair to remove any tangles…
  2. Separate the hair into two equal sections…
  3. Next take a small sliver of hair from the outside edge of the right section, and take it over the rest of that same section and combine it into the left section {in a reverse fishtail braid, you would go under the section of hair, and not over}…
  4. Now take a small sliver of hair from the outside edge of the left section, and take it over the rest of that section, and combine it into the right section {simply the opposite of Step #3}…
  5. Once it gets to hard to reach, bring the braid over your shoulder and continue the braid {only now it will seem like you’re doing a reverse fishtail because once you take the braid over your shoulder you need to bring the strands behind the braid instead of in front for your braid to work.}
  6. Continue Steps 3 & 4 over and over again until you run out of hair…
  7. When you get to the end of your braid, secure it with a hair elastic.

Here’s the 4 basic braids post, for those of you who are interested: https://setongirlshairstyles.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/first-blog-post

Please feel free to leave a comment below telling me what you think of this post. If you still need more help with this braid, leave a comment and I’ll be happy to answer your question!

 

 

#1 Q&A

Question:

Anonymous asked: I was wondering why don’t you use shampoo? What are the benefits?

Answer:

The main reason I don’t use shampoo, is because as I mentioned in my routine I used to have very curly hair when I was younger. But now I just have a hair texture similar to curly hair, which can tend to be a little frizzy at times. So I started researching ways to get rid of frizz and I stumbled upon the book Curly GirlIt’s a great book full of natural ways to look after your hair ect. And in one part there was the recipe for the bicarb rinse, which I decided to try and it worked so well, that’s pretty much what I’ve been using since. And it cut down on the frizz quite a bit!

What are the benefits of not using shampoo? When using shampoo with harsh ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate, or sodium laureth sulfate, (which are also found in liquid and laundry detergent) they cut the or oils in your hair so effectively that it strips all of the natural oils from your hair, the oils that are used to protect your hair and scalp. (Not that I was using any shampoo’s with those ingredients before I stopped.) Even with shampoo that doesn’t have those harmful ingredients, it still can dry out your hair making it frizzy and disturbing the hair follicle. But when using bicarb, it gets rid of build up from hair products, and excess oil, without stripping the essential from your hair, leaving your hair clean, but less dried out and frizzy.

Now this is basically the reasons why I stopped using shampoo, and I’m not saying it will work for everyone, but if you struggle with frizzy, and/or dry hair it may be worth a try. 😉

Here are the shampoo’s I will use if I’m not using bicarb:

shampoo

 

I hope that answers the question and was helpful. If anyone would like to see more posts like this, feel free to ask below. And any questions are welcome, so please comment!

My Favorite Messy Bun (NO bobby pins!)

Hey there all you lovely people! It’s so wonderful to see y’all around!

Today I am sharing my favorite messy bun style!

 

Ironically, messy buns can be quite a challenge.  But, after trying numerous techniques and borrowing some ideas here and there, I have finally come up with my own method, which I think results in a beautiful and versatile messy bun!  The best part? NO bobby pins necessary!

 

Here is a quick tutorial of how I do it!

 

Super simple.  Just twist and secure!  It may take some practice attempts, but the result is totally worth it!  Personally, I will usually loosen things up around my face as well, just to make the overall look a bit softer.

This hairstyle is my staple, go-to, get-this-hair-off-my-face, style, but I also love playing around with it for more casual, or even dressy occasions.

Now, I know I said this style requires no bobby pins, and 95% of the time I would not use any for it, (it’s also super secure for me) but, as always, feel free to use a few as needed to tweak things to your liking.

 

 

Don’t you just love that polished, yet effortless look??

 

This technique is perfect to use for high, low, or middle buns, although low and side messy buns are definitely my favorite. 😉

Let me know what you think and leave any suggestions for future styles in the comments below…

Bye for now!