Half-up crown braid

Hey everyone, Clare here. I hope you all are having a great week!

Sorry this isn’t a DIY hairstyle, I haven’t had much time to do hairstyles on myself lately. However this hairstyle is totally DIY friendly. 😉 😉

I hope you like it!

 

This hairstyle will work for almost any length of hair, so give it a try and let me know if it worked for you! 🙂

 

Skill level: medium

Time: 5-10 minutes (depending on your hair)

Items needed: 1 comb, 1 small rubber hair elastic, a handful of bobby pins.

Step-by-step- instructions:

  1.  Begin by sectioning off the bottom half of the hair..
  2.  Make a small part in the middle at the the top of the head..
  3. Begin dutch braiding the hair round the head..
  4. When you get to around the ear, stop taking hair from the bottom….
  5. keep going, only taking hair from the top half, (you will be doing a lace dutch braid)..
  6. Once you run out of hair finish off the braid with a normal plait..
  7. Secure the ends with an elastic..
  8. Now take the ends of the braid, and pin around underneath the braid to finish off the crown braid look..
  9. Pancake the braid by gently tugging on the edges of the braid…
  10. And you’re done!

There you have the half-up crown braid, I hope you liked this tutorial. Leave a comment below if you have any questions ect.

Hat Hair! (3 Easy DIY Baseball Cap Hairstyles)

Hey hey Everyone, it’s Sabrina!

I’m super excited to show you all how to do these 3 easy DIY baseball cap hairstyles! I love these hairstyles because they are simple, cute, and look great with your baseball cap! Let’s get started!


1st hairstyle: items needed: baseball cap, 1 hair band, 1 small hair elastic, 1-2 bobby pins.

1.) Gather your hair and tie it into a pony-tail low enough so that it can fit through the pony-tail holder in your hat. Put your hat on and pull your pony-tail through the pony-tail holder.

2.) Grab a section of hair from your pony-tail and do an inside-out braid. To do this, just do a regular braid, but instead of crossing the strands over, cross them under. Secure with your small hair-elastic. To learn how to do a regular 3 strand braid, you can reference Emma’s post.

 (please excuse the thread on my hat!)

3.) Next pancake your braid to make it look bigger and fuller. To do this, gently pull on the outer edges of your braid until you get your desired look. Then grab a small piece of hair and wrap it around your elastic band, and bobby pin into place. 

And there you have it! First hairstyle-check!


2nd Hairstyle: items needed: baseball cap, alligator clip (or regular clip), 2 small hair elastics.

1.) Part your hair into a middle part and clip one side with your alligator clip to keep it out of the way.

2.) Grab a piece from the front of the un-clipped side and begin to do a dutch-braid straight back. You can leave some pieces of hair down in the front of your face for face framing if you would like. End the dutch braid at the crown of your head, and then continue braiding down and secure with an elastic. To learn how to do a dutch braid, you can reference our video in the dutch flip through hairstyle.

3.) Repeat on the other side and then pancake the braids (gently pull on the outer edges of the braid to make it look fuller.)

4.) Finally, put on your hat!

2nd hat hairstyle-done!


Now for the third and final baseball cap hairstyle. This is one is my personal favorite. (:

Items needed: baseball cap, 1 alligator clip (or regular clip), 1 hair band, 4 small hair elastics, 2-4 bobby pins.

1.) Repeat step one from the 2nd hat hairstyle but instead of using an alligator clip, secure that side with your hair band to keep it out of the way.

2.) Grab a small section of hair from the side that is not tied, and do a regular 3 strand braid. You can reference Emma’s post on how to do one if you would like.

3.) Flip your micro-braid over to the other side and clip it to keep it out of the way.

4.) Now, grab the rest of the hair on that side and do a fishtail braid all the way down and secure with an elastic. Pancake the braid if you would like it to look fuller/looser. You can reference Clare’s post on how to do a fishtail braid.

4.) Now unclip your micro braid and stack it on top or your fishtail and tie with an elastic. (You can now take off the other elastic so that there is only one left) To help the braid stay stacked on your fishtail, you can add one or two bobby pins as needed.

    

4.) Repeat steps 2-4 on the other side.

5.) And finally, put on your baseball cap!


Bam! There you have it, 3 easy diy baseball cap hairstyles. If baseball caps aren’t your style, then these hairstyles also look amazing without one.

Well, I hope you enjoyed these hairstyles–please leave a comment and let me know if you have any questions! Which hairstyle was your favorite?

See ya!
-Sabrina ^.^

Double french braided ponytail/sport hairstyles

Hey everyone, happy Wednesday (yes that’s right, we’ve moved all future posts now to every Wednesday or Tuesday, instead of on Mondays.)

Now you might be thinking to yourself, “That’s not Clare’s hair is it?” and if you say that then you’d be right. Today one of my awesome cousins is modelling this style in her gorgeous hair.

I think this is a great sports hairstyle to keep the hair out of your face, but it could also just as easily be dressed up or down, however you like it really!

And this is definitely so easy I would classify it as a DIY even though I happened to have done it on my cousin.

Items needed: comb, 1-2 bobby pins, 1 hair tie.

Time: 5-10 minutes

Step-by-step instructions:

  1.  Begin by parting the hair all the way down the middle..
  2. Section off one side for now…
  3. French braid on side, using reasonable large sections, however start with slightly smaller pieces and grab larger sections as you go along…
  4. Once you run out of hair, braid all the way down and tie the ends with a hair tie..
  5. Repeat steps 3-4…
  6. When you have both braids finished, secure the braids together at the base of the neck…
  7. Now undo the braids in the ponytail..
  8. And if you want to, grab a small piece of hair from the under side of the ponytail and wrap it around the hair tie, secure with a bobby pin or two..
  9. This step is optional, but I like how it makes the french braid look different from a normal one.. Go back up the braid and gently tug the inside pieces of the braid to make them look fuller, and it also gives it an almost dutch braid look to it.
  10. And you’re done!!

I hope you liked this post, I know quite a few people asked for some sport hairstyles a little while back. So hopefully you enjoyed this tutorial! Is this sport hairstyle something you would wear to training or a game?

#1 Tips/dealing with frizzy hair

 

  1. Some frizz can be caused be shampoo. So why not give the no-shampoo method a try? It can really reduce your frizz and make your hair more manageable.
  2. The best shampoo replacement I’ve found at the moment is the Bicarb rinse. All you need to do is measure out 1 tablespoon of Bicarb into a cup (or something you can use in the shower) and then pour in about 1/3  boiling water, stir it until most of the Bicarb has dissolved and then fill up the rest of the cup with cool water (no more than an actual cup measurement of water) until it’s lukewarm. Apply to wet hair in the shower, gently rub it in, and rinse.  It’s great!
  3. If your hair is very dry the strands literally stick out to try and find moister in the air (a.k.a frizz). One thing that can really help with frizz is Argan oil. This will help with adding extra moister into your hair. It can be a bit expensive, but if you shop around and look online for the best deals I’m sure you can find an affordable one. I would definitely recommend the one from the brand NUME it’s amazing!
  4. Leaving in some of your conditioner after you wash your hair also helps with frizz. Try out rinsing out different amounts until you find how much will work for you.

The best conditioners I would recommend are:

 Organic Care Conditioner Dry Moist image

(The links for where to get them are embedded in the images.)

5. Rinsing your hair off with cool water also makes a huge difference, as it closes up the cuticles. Leaving you with much less frizz.

6. Making sure you don’t go to bed with you hair out, or in a ponytail will also help. As frizz can be caused by breakage. So try (depending on your hair length) to either plait, or pull all your hair up into a bun or something similar on top of your head. Use a scruncie if possible because they cause less damage than a hair tie.

Ok well that’s all for now, I took several of the tips from the post “Our Hair Care Routines” .

Let me know if any of these tips were helpful to you, and feel free to share some of your own!

 

DIY Overnight Curls/Waves

Hey everybody!

Sophia here. Today, I’m going to be showing you all a really simple, do-it-yourself way to get curls/waves! This summer, I went to Hawaii, and you can bet that with all that salt water, I was enjoying some waves at the beach and in my hair the whole vacation. Now that I’m back in California though, and summer’s coming to a close, this DIY way of getting those beach-y waves will be what I use.

Tip: If you want to have some dramatic curls, leave the braids in for the day and the night—the braids make a cute hairstyle!

Now, let’s get those waves!

Tools needed: 2 small elastics, hair mousse (optional)

Skill level: easy

1. Part your hair wherever you like. I like to part mine off to the side.

2. This is optional, but I recommend putting some hair mousse in your hair. It really helps the curls/waves last longer.

3. From the crown of your head to the nape of your neck, part hair straight in the middle. Tie one section off to the side, so it won’t be in your way.

4. On the other side, pick up a 1 inch piece of hair, and split in two. You will be making a lace-rope braid.

5. To make a lace-rope braid, you will start by twisting the piece of hair closest to your head forwards, before crossing it backwards over the other strand. Then, you will add some hair to the new strand, before twisting it forwards and crossing it backwards. In essence, the twisting will create a rope. Although this braid seems a tad tricky, it’s actually quite simple once you see it done!

6. Complete the lace-rope braid. Once you run out of hair to add in, just continue twisting the strands and crossing them over. Secure with a small elastic.

7. Repeat steps 4-6 on the other side of your head.

8. And there you have it! Two very cute lace-rope braids. (If you’re wondering why its called ‘lace’, its because you are only gathering from one side of the braid, whereas ‘French’ braids, you gather from both sides.)

9. Leave these braids in overnight. The longer you keep them in, the tighter the curls/waves will be. It differs for every type of hair.

10. In the morning, take out the elastics and uncoil the braids!

11. Style to your liking.

I hope you enjoy this super easy, DIY way to get lovely, effortless curls/waves. This is my favorite way to get some lovely movement in my hair. Its also great since the rope braids can be worn throughout the entire day, so you get a hairstyle and a curls!

See ya later!

-Sophia

Texas Lone Star bow-Raise Support For Texas – Maidens for Mary

Hey everyone, Clare here.

I had Ceci from the site Maidens for Mary  (her own personal site A looong time ago in a galaxy far far away,) ask me if I could publish a post regarding hers: Raise Support For Texas! {Giveaway Announcement}

She asked me because it involves a hair accessory, and well, we are a hairstyling site so anyway have a read of the post and then head on over to the amazing site Maidens for Mary for the full thing..

Also, while I’m not an American, this is still a great fundraiser for all those people effected by the recent hurricane in Texas. 🙂

 

Here is her post:

Everyone has probably heard of the hurricane which has swept across Texas leaving devastation in its tracks. Texas has been in our prayers, both for the safety of its people, and for our family in the city of Houston, which might be the city that has been hit the worst.

Now, many of you may not know this, but my mom is the owner of Hair Bows 4 Life. And, in support of Texas, she has made the Texas Lone Star Bow.

(Taking her description from her website) It is a:

Texas Lone Star bow is a 4’white burlap ribbon bow on a 7′ Navy grosgrain ribbon cheer-dance bow style with a red star in the center and a mini blue medal of the Miraculous medal.

As you can tell by the photo, it is quite beautiful. All the money from the sale of this bow will go to the Catholic Charities in Houston. So, you will be helping Houstonand getting a beautiful bow. Win-Win, no?…… -via Maidens for Mary

 

So definitely go check out that bow, and leave a comment below if you buy one! 😉

Remember to Subscribe to Maidens for Mary.. and while you’re at it, if you haven’t already Subscribe here too! 😉

Have a good weekend,

~Clare