Which tutorial would you like? & 3,000 views!!

We just hit over 3,000 views, isn’t that exciting!?

Like I did when we reached 1,000 views I’m letting you choose which of the three tutorials here you would like to see for my next post.

Remember you can leave suggestions for hairstyles any time in the comments below!

As before, 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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I’m happy to do most of these hairstyles as DIY’s (except for the Loop Braid, because my hair is too short for that one at the moment, and it’s not really a DIY style). I’ll also be happy to make a mini video tutorial for each of the hairstyles, but you will need to leave a comment letting me know which hairstyles I should make videos for & which ones you want as DIY’s.  😉 Thanks!

Which hairstyle(s) did you vote for? And why? 🙂

2 easy sport hairstyles

Today I’m going to show you 2 of my go-to sports hairstyles. I play competition basketball, and have for years, but these are two of the styles I come back to the most. They’re quick, easy, look nice, and keep your hair out of your face. What more could you want? 😀

This was totally unintentional, but I find it really funny how our last 2 posts on here were either 2 in 1 hairstyles or 3 in 1. It looks like you’re all gonna get another bonus post here with me giving you 2 styles too! 😉

Hairstyle No. 1: Double dutch side braids: My go-to is usually just a single dutch braid on one side into a ponytail, but I thought, why not spice it up a bit? So instead I’m going to show you how to do this fun style with not one but two dutch braids!

Both of these will work for any length of hair as long as you can tie it back.

And… Hairstyle No. 2: Dutch accent ponytail: This hairstyle is so easy to do, and it just adds something more to your average ponytail.

 

Items needed: comb, 1 hair tie, 2 small rubber elastics. {hairspray & bobby pins if desired}

Time: 3-4 minutes for each.

Skill level: Easy

{I apologize for my head going slightly out of frame in certain parts of the video}

Step-by-step instructions:

Hairstyle No. 1: double dutch braids

  1.  Start with your hair down and parted to the side..
  2. Dutch braid your hair until you get past your ear..
  3. Then stop adding in hair and continue with a plait…
  4. Gently go back and pancake the the braid…
  5. Secure with an elastic..
  6. Now reach behind the first braid and repeat steps 2-5..
  7. Ddd all the hair into a ponytail at whatever height you like, then make sure to add the braid in.
  8. Once the ponytail is secure, take the elastic out of the braid.
  9. And you’re done!
  10. {Alternative finish, you could also put the ponytail up into a messy bun for a cute look, or a normal bun, whichever you like!}

Hairstyle No. 2: dutch braid accent

  1. Begin with your hair down..
  2. Next part a small section in the middle of your head to braid..
  3. Splitting the hair into 3 sections of hair, dutch braid taking small sections from either side of the hair until you get to the crown of your head..
  4. Finish off the braid with a normal plait, and then go back and pancake..
  5. Secure the ends of the plait with an elastic..
  6. Pull all your hair up into a relatively high ponytail.. and add the braid into that as well..
  7. Secure with a hair tie, and you’re done!

{Alternative finish, you could also put the ponytail up into a messy bun for a cute look for both of the hairstyles. Or a normal bun, whichever you like!}

I hope you enjoyed those quick and easy sports hairstyles, which would look awesome even if you didn’t use them for sport! Which was your favourite?

Was the video helpful? Let me know what you would like to see improve.

{my aim for this post is to get 20+ comments, so if you read this post, why not leave a comment? 😀 😉 }

3 DIY hairdos for short hair

By Emily

Hey there everyone! Emily here.  Today, I gathered up a few of my favorite DIY hairstyles for y’all to enjoy!  These are for all y’all who were asking for some hairstyles for short hair, but these hairdos work well on any length.  So, these hairstyles should work on both short and long hair.  😉

~The first hairstyle I have to share with y’all is super duper simple.  It doesn’t take up too much time, and I personally find it really cute.  All you gotta do is follow the super simple steps below!

  1.  Brush hair.
  2.  Gather a section of hair from the front of your head and bring it to the back of your head.
  3. Using only that section, begin to fishtail-braid the hair.
  4.  Secure with a hairband.
  5. Add hairspray as desired.

Voilà!

~Second hairdo!

  1.  Brush hair.
  2. Part hair to one side.
  3.  Begin to dutch braid the side of the head with more hair, to the back of the head (here, you can either pin the braid in place and leave the rest of your hair down, or you can continue to follow the steps).
  4.  Pull remaining hair back into ponytail.
  5. Secure with hairband.
  6.  Go back and loosen the braid carefully, giving it a fuller and more messy look.–This step is completely optional!  You don’t have to do this one.
  7. Add hairspray as desired.

In the end, your hair should look something like this:

~And last but not least, the third hairstyle!

  1. Brush hair.
  2. Pull hair back into a ponytail.
  3. Tease hair, thus making it more voluminous.
  4. Twist the hair into a messy bun.
  5. Pin to your satisfaction/liking.
  6. Add hairspray as desired.

 

This hairdo is one of my favorite go-to’s!  Mainly because, it’s hard to do buns to my short hair, but this one actually works, and doesn’t look half-bad either.  😉

 

And that’s all there is to it!  Three of my favourite DIY hairdos for short hair!  😀  Let me know what y’all think, which ones are your favourites, and if you’d like to see more hairstyles for short hair!  Happy hairstyling, y’all!

~Emily

#3 Q&A Tips for looking after Curly hair, and bringing back curl naturally

Q: Could there be any tips on looking after curly- ringletty hair? My hair is usually straight on top, and from midway down to the ends it’s curly in loose but tight ringlets. But recently, they’re not coming! Do you have any tips on bringing them back naturally? Thanks!

A:  The first thing I always recommend for girls trying to get their curl back is to get the book Curly Girl by Lorraine Massey. Whether you have curly hair or not, it’s full of great tips for looking after your hair naturally, and to be honest if you’re wanting to bring them back naturally (I mean who wouldn’t? 😉 ) this book is my best recommendation.

I’m leaving a few links below for some other great curly hair articles. I am also extremely sorry for not making this post sooner; I’ve been very busy and haven’t had the time.

How to wash and style curly hair – Hair Romance

How to style curly hair with gel – Hair Romance

Curly hair tips – How to scrunch out the crunch- Hair Romance

#2 Q&A – do you know of a conditioner for super sensitive skin?

Cath Creations: I just used bicarb soda instead of shampoo this morning and I have no more dandruff! My scalp only became itchy after I put in the conditioner, do you know of a conditioner for super sensitive skin? I also blow dried it afterwards because the water on my scalp for a long time also makes it itchy, any suggestions?
Thanks, great post

Answer: That’s great! I’m glad the dandruff is gone. One of the reasons your scalp may have gotten itchy is because your bicarb mix was either too strong or it as too hot. And then you may have rinsed it out with water that was too warm. I recommend rinsing out the bicarb mix with water as cold as you can go. This also cuts down on frizz.

As I have recommended in previous posts these are some of my favourite conditioners:

 

They’re both made with natural/organic ingredients so will be less likely to react with your sensitive scalp. I hope one of them will help! (the links are, as always, embedded in the images 😉 )

You’re welcome! I’m glad you liked the post!

If you found this type of post helpful, leave a comment below. If you have any other questions/future hairstyle requests, we’ll be happy to hear them and try our best to give them a go!

 

 

 

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.

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?