Top 10 tutorials of 2017

Happy New Year everyone!! Here are our top ten tutorials of 2017!

#1: DIY Overnight Curls/Waves

#2: 3 DIY hairdos for short hair

#3: Hat Hair! (3 Easy DIY Baseball Cap Hairstyles)

#4: My Favorite Messy Bun (NO bobby pins!)

#5: Double french braided ponytail/sport hairstyles

#6:Rope Twisted Updo

#7: Waterfall Twist & Reverse Fishtail

#8:3 Minute Fancy Updo!

#9:Diy Waterfall Braid

#10:DIY fishtail braid (video)

Have a great New Years Eve! See you all in 2018!!

 

*5000 views!!!!*

Wow!! I can’t even believe it! 5,000 views! When Emma and I started SGH back in June, I had no idea this would do so well so fast! Seriously all of us here on the SGH team have all of you to thank for this. We all can’t even describe how much joy it brings us to share the gift of hairstyling with you all. We really would not be able to do it without you. A HUGE “thank you” to all of our viewers who make SGH possible!

-Clare, Emma, Maria, Emily, Sophia, and Sabrina < 3

New Diy Wand Curls/Video Tutorial

One of my first posts on here was Basic wand curls . All I had was one picture, and then written instructions. I guess it’s probably not so hard to follow when you have really long hair like I did then. But I’ve found ever since I cut my hair back in July, (I got quite a few inches off, and some layers) that it was much harder for me to curl my hair and get a good result. For a while when I had long hair I would just use my basic 19mm wand (because I could do big sections and it curled tightly, so it was much quicker).

Suffice it to say, the first time I attempted to curl my hair with that wand after I cut my hair, was a complete disaster. (I ended up creating the 3 minute fancy updo out of that mess actually 😀 )

Anyway, back on track. 😛 I realised I needed to go back to using my other wand (babyliss pro conical curling wand 32mm-19mm) (which I used in my original wand curl post), and let me tell you, the results improved immediately after that.

I’ve read in many different places that this type of wand in particular works really well for short-medium length hair (it works well for long hair too of course 😉 ) so hopefully this tutorial will appeal to those of you with short hair! 😉

So, here is the way I’m currently curling my medium length hair….

 

Items needed: curling wand, curling mouse (though it is optional) and hairspray (if desired.)

Skill level: easy-medium

Time: 15-20 minutes (it really depends on the length of your hair)

 

Step-by-step:

  1.  Begin by sectioning off the top half of your hair..
  2.  Once your wand has heated up to the correct temperature, grab a medium-small section (though not too thin, or they won’t work properly) and start to wrap the hair around the wand, try not to twist too tightly, but at the same time make sure the hair has a slight twist to it on the wand…
  3. Hold hair on the wand for around 15 seconds or so, then gently let the hair fall of the wand into your hand, let the curl cool in you hand for a couple of seconds and the release…
  4.  Basically repeat steps 2-3 all over you head. If you have short hair I would recommend gently tugging on the curl after you release it to make sure they don’t become too tight…

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  5. Once you have your whole head curled, very carefully and gently run your fingers through your curls and then add hairspray if desired. Or I actually put a small amount of curling mouse in my palm, rubbed my hands together, and then used that to smooth some of the frizz ect.

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  6. And then your done!

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, these curls would be great for a party or anything really! 😉 😛

Let me know if you have any questions ect, in the comments.

Dutch-Braided Updo/Short Hairdo!!

By Emily

Hey hey hey, everyone! Wow, I feel as though I haven’t posted anything in….forever, haha! I’ve been gone for a while on vacation, and I have to be honest, I never quite found the time to post any new hairstyles I came across. So, I sincerely apologize for taking such a long time. 😉 Anywho! The other day, my sister wanted something done to her hair. And, she actually has quite short hair.

So, what she wanted done to her hair we actually found another tutorial version on Pinterest. So, yes, this wasn’t entirely my idea. 😉 However, I did fix it up to my own liking, so it is not exact to the said person’s tutorial. I can’t seem to find where that tutorial is, so sorry that you won’t be seeing the other girl’s version. :/ Alrighty then! Let’s get started!

~Oh, and I think it only fair to apologize right now for the somewhat poor quality of the photos. I have to be honest, neither myself nor my model were ready to go out into the below 30 weather (about -1 celsius) outside.;)

Items needed: Brush, hairspray, 3 rubber hair ties, and a handful of bobby pins.

Skill level: Easy

Time: around 10 minutes..

Step-by-step:

  1. Brush hair.
  2. Create the part down the middle of your head.
  3. Begin dutch-braiding one side of the head, to the back of the head. Secure with an elastic. Then do the same for the other side. There should be leftover hair, so don’t worry about that. 😉 This is roughly what you’re hair should look like now:
    Word of advice: if you are doing this hairdo with short hair, I recommend hair spraying after each step. To ensure that the hairstyle will stay/hold longer. 😉
  4. Now, you’re going to pancake the braids. In other words, you’re going to pull the braids a bit–gently & carefully!!!–to make the braids look both thicker & messier.
  5. With the leftover hair, you’re going to pull the hair into a bun. Just the simple kind, don’t worry. Begin pulling it into a ponytail, stop halfway through the last pull. Your hair should look like this:
  6. Pull the braid through the opening of the small bun. Then do so with the other braid (coming through the other side).
  7. Now is the fun part. You get to bobby pin all the hair into a cute little bun. 😉 And that’s it! By now your hair should be a cute little fancy updo looking like this:

    If you’re wanting a fancier approach, I highly recommend adding some sort of hairpin in there. 😉

And there you have it! Well, thank you everyone for reading! Please let me know what y’all thought! And how this style turned out for you! Remember, this hairstyle can be done with any length of hair! 😉

Happy hairstyling, y’all!

~Emily

Cinderella French Braids

Hey everybody!

Can you believe New Years Eve is nearly here?! Crazy.

In anticipation of the new year, I have a super fun DIY hairstyle to show you all. It’s my Cinderella French braids.

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So, these aren’t supposed to look exactly like the braids Lily James wore in the movie “Cinderella,” but I did use them as inspiration, and they do look very similar. 🙂 I love wearing this hairstyle so much. It is definitely one of my most frequently used looks. I love messier hairstyles. They just look so effortless and beautiful.

level of difficulty: intermediate

time needed: 10 minutes

items needed: two elastics

1.) Start with a side part. You can do a middle part, if you’d like, though.

2.) Grab a large section of hair near your part-line. It doesn’t have to be exact, since Cinderella’s hair was rather messy looking. My section was probably two inches thick. Split into three strands.

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3.) Begin a regular french braid. Keep the braid going more straight back, rather than forming it too close to your ear. (Hopefully the pictures show you what I mean.) I think Lily James wore two lace braids, but I like to begin with a French braid, to kind of “anchor” the hairstyle in place all day.

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4.) Once you have french-braided for about three stitches, begin a lace braid. (Three stitches means you’ve added in hair and crossed the strands over about three times.) You can do a lace braid by solely adding from the hair-line, rather than the part line.

5.) Once you reach your ear, stop adding in hair, and do a regular three strand braid. I like to leave about two to three inches of hair unbraided, to give more of an “undone” look. Secure with an elastic.

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6.) Repeat steps 2-5 on the other side of the part-line.

7.) “Pancake” the braids, to make them appear fuller and messier. I also like to “ruffle” the french-braid part of the hairstyle. I do this by putting one hand on the french-braided part, and moving it gently back-and-forth. This should make it a tad looser, and appear a little bit softer.

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…and, you’re done! This hairstyle is so great, since it can be worn as an everyday look. For special occasions though, I like to amp them up with some wand curls. 😉

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I hope you all enjoyed seeing and trying out my Cinderella-inspired look! Let me know what you think!

Catch ya later!

– Sophia

Dutch Braided Headband (SHORT HAIR holiday party hairstyle)

Hello hello everyone! Sabrina here. Since Christmas is coming so fast, I thought it would be fun to show you a DIY holiday hairstyle! This hairstyle works great with short hair, and also looks fabulous on long hair as well. Let’s get started!

Items needed: 2 tiny hair elastics, 5-6 bobby pins (as needed) ~~ time needed: 5-8 mins Difficulty: easy

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1.) Start by parting your hair into a side part. You can even do a middle part if you would like to, I just prefer a side part for this style.

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2.) Then grab a section of hair a few inches behind your hairline. Do a dutch braid. You can see how to do a dutch braid by going to this postIMG_8134

3.) Pancake the dutch braid, so that it looks fuller. Then repeat step 2-3 on the other side.

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4.) Pick up a section of hair and bobby pin your braid underneath it. (the hair you picked up will cover the end of the braid and bobby pins.) Repeat this step on the other side.

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And there you have it! I love this hairstyle because it is easy and fast. It’s also perfect for a holiday party or just as a regular day hairstyle!

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I hope you liked this hairstyle! Be sure to leave a comment and/or question and I hope you have a blessed holiday season!

See ya!

-Sabrina ^_^

#4 Q&A-How to get rid of split ends without having a hair cut?

Therese asked: “Any info on how to get rid of split ends without actually having a hair cut?

Answer: First off, let’s talk about a few  causes of split ends.

  1. Split ends are more common among women who have long hair. (but you don’t have to have long hair to get them; trust me! 😉 )
  2. Split ends occur when hair follicles become dry, brittle, and lose their protective outer layer.
  3.  Roughly brushing your hair, especially when you have big knots will cause breakage, and aka. split ends.
  4. Don’t rub a towel over your hair to dry it.

A couple of things you can do to counteract split ends:

  1.  Brush you hair as gently as possible at all times; if you have a really bad knot it might be better to just wash your hair altogether and add plenty of conditioner to the knotted area.
  2. Use a wide-tooth comb in the shower whenever possible, and remember to always be gentle with your hair.
  3. Only brush your hair when you have to. There is actually no need to brush you hair each day when you get out of bed, sometimes just running your fingers through the worst of you hair is enough.

Now, to fix those nasty split ends without actually going to the hairdressers….

One thing I read about a while ago is (I don’t remember what they called it 😀 ) , but basically what you do when you see split ends in you hair (instead of picking at it ect.) you get a pair of hair cutting scissors, and just trim off the part that is split. But remember not to use any sort of regular scissors all they will damage your hair even further. I found a reasonably priced pair of trimming scissors at Woolworths. So I’m sure you could easily find some at your supermarket or grocery store ect.

Another things that can help repair your ends, is to apply some sort of hair oil on the ends of your hair every day. Argan oil is great, but coconut oil will also work well (but don’t use too much of that or your hair won’t absorb it all 😉 )

Sabrina also had a few tips to add:  Use leave in conditioner when brushing out your hair because it adds a little bit more protection for your hair.

Limit heat styling and use hair masks and/or coconut oil (which Clare mentioned ;)) to strengthen your hair.

Also protect your hair while sleeping, so put it in a loose bun or braid it, to prevent breakage. I also read that protecting your hair from the sun helps. Like using a hat or spraying in a sunscreen leave in conditioner.

Back to Clare 😉 : All that said, if you have really long hair, getting a centimeter or two off the ends wouldn’t look much different, but would help your hair out a lot.

And there you go, I hope this post was helpful, leave a comment below on what you favourite hair care tips are!