X Dutch Braids

Hey Everyone!

Today I’m going to show you all how to get this super cool look that I made up a few weeks ago. I really love this look since it is super wearable, but really unique.

In the front, it looks like you’re wearing basic dutch braids, but in the back, you’ve got this super cool hairstyle. The beginning is a tad tricky to understand, but stick with me, and you’ll see that in order to complete this look, you only have to know how to Dutch braid.

difficulty: intermediate

time: 10-15 minutes

items needed: 3 rubber bands

 

1.) Begin with a side part. I am parting my hair on the left side of my head, so the right side is referred to as the ‘thicker’ side.

2.) Using one of the rubber bands, pull you hair into a half up. I started my half up from about an inch above my ear, all the way back.

3.) Using your thumb or a comb, start a diagonal line from the top of the thick side of the hair (right side) all the way down to the left. Section of the right side of the diagonal.

4.) Undo the half up, but don’t let your hair down. The top of your hair stays in your original side part, but for the crown area, split it down the middle. (if this proves too difficult, then you can just keep the side part for the entire half up section.) Section off the thin side (left section) of the half up. If you think of your head as a square, the top left corner and the bottom right corner are now sectioned off.

5.) On the thick side (right side) of you hair, pick up a 1 inch section of hair near your hairline. Split into three, and begin a dutch braid. Try to keep it going around your head slightly, rather than straight back.

6.) Once you are past the crown of your head, adjust the braid to go diagonally down your head, gathering hair from the bottom left section. Once you run out of hair, continue with a regular three strand braid, and secure with an elastic.

7.) Pull on the braid gently to pancake it, and make it look fuller.

8.) Let down the two sections of hair (left top section and lower right section.) Starting at the top left section, pick up a 1 inch section of hair, and begin a dutch braid. Once you’ve past the crown of your head, you should have picked up all of the hair from the top left section.

9.) Now that you’ve passed the crown of your head, you’ll notice that the two braids will intersect. To do this, simply continue with a regular three strand braid, until you’ve gone over the first braid.

10.) Now that you’ve passed the first braid, continue your dutch braid, gathering hair from the last section (bottom right.) Once you’ve run out of hair to gather, continue with a three strand braid, all the way down, before securing with an elastic.

11.) The second braid will look much thinner than the first, but that’s okay! Just pull on the edges to pancake it to your liking.

 

…and that’s it! I hope you all enjoy this tutorial. This hairstyle looks complicated, but it’s really not. the hardest part is figuring out the sections. After that, it’s all dutch braiding!

Thank you so much for joining me! If you have any requests for future hairstyles, let me know down below in the comments!

Catch ya later!

–Sophia 🙂

Diy Summer Braid

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope you are all having a great week! Today I’m going to show you how to re-create the hairstyle that won the most votes in my recent poll. I just thought I’d say though, I’m doing my own take on the hairstyle, so it’s not going to look identical to the one in the pic. Where’s the fun in that? 😉 😛 Thank you to ‘coffee and tea’ who posted the pic in the hairstyle requests section asking for a tutorial.

I think this is actually a really fun braid, and it seemed kinda summery to me (hence the name), but of course I’m sure it would work great for all seasons. 😉 It definitely spices up a regular braid over your shoulder. 😉

It’s a kind of messy braid, but elegant at the same time-so pretty!

Items needed: 2 small rubber hair elastics, 1 normal hair tie, 5-6 bobby pins.

Time: 4-5 minutes

Skill level: Easy

Step-by-step instructions:

  1.  Begin by parting your hair to the side or in the middle (I used a side part)
  2. Next, section off the hair from the top of you part all the way to the front of your ear..
  3. Now take a medium sized section of hair:
  4. And begin a normal 3 strand plait, only take the pieces behind the middle section instead of on top (like you would if you were doing a dutch braid)…
  5. Once you’ve reached the ends of your hair go back and pancake the braid (tug on the outside sections of the braid) as much as possible to make it look bigger. Then secure with a small hair tie..
  6. Repeat steps 4-5 with a smaller sized section on the other side of your part…
  7. Now go back and take the first braid you did over the top of your head (as if you were making a headband out of your hair)
  8. Pin underneath some hair on the other side of your head..
  9. Repeat steps 7-8 with the other braid…
  10. Now that you have your two braids in place, gather all your hair over your left shoulder to braid it- make sure to leave a few smaller pieces of hair out at the front like I did…
  11. Now plait all of the remaining hair over your shoulder and secure with a hair tie
  12. Bobby pin any layers or bits of hair that may not have made it into the braid at the back of your head..
  13. Lastly, I went back and added some slight curl to the layers I left out at the front with my curling wand by holding it on the wand for just a few seconds..
  14. Add some hairspray if you want, and you’re done!!

 

And there you have it, an awesome summer braid! I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial! Let me know what you thought of it in the comments, and remember you can leave your hairstyle requests here any time!

Moana (no heat!) Curls

Hey Everyone! Happy 2018! I haven’t seen you guys since last year!!

So, my last hairstyle was my Cinderella French Braids, and, to keep with the theme, I decided to master Moana’s curly locks.

Before I start the instructions, I’d like to point out that this is kind of a two-in-one post, since both methods I use to get Moana’s curls can and are also used on their own. The reason I used two no heat curling methods is simply since I felt that one gives more body to the hair, while the other gives texture. 😉

If you’d like another no-heat curls idea, check out these curls.

Level of Difficulty: Medium

Time needed: 20 minutes (if you have long hair, like me.)

Items Needed: 1 rubber band, one cloth headband, several bobby pins

  1. With your fingers, separate a large portion of hair, by starting at your ears, moving towards the crown of your head. Section off with a band. 
  2. Grab your headband, and put it around your head. It should rest on your hairline and right above your ears. Thinner cloth headbands are the most comfortable choice.
  3. Section off a 1″ section of hair. With your other hand, expand the headband, and loop the hair up and through it.

4. Then, add another 1″ section of hair to the first section. Loop the hair up and through the headband.

5. Keep adding 1″ sections of hair, and keep looping the hair through it. Gradually, the section will naturally become larger.

6. Once you’ve run out of hair to add, continue looping through the headband. If you have longer hair, the loop will continue up to your forehead.

7. Secure the twist with about three bobby pins, if necessary. These headband curls will add body to the hairstyle.

8. Let down the top-knot of hair, and part to your liking. I did a side part.

9. Section off a 1″ section of hair, and twist the entire strand. Make sure to twist away from your face.

10. Coil the twist into a small bun, and secure with a bobby pin. These twist curls will add texture to the hairstyle.

11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 for the remaining hair, twisting, coiling, and securing. I personally recommend switching the sections up from 1-3 inches thick, since this will make the curls look more natural, like Moana’s.

12. Once you have coiled all of your hair, your hair should look a little crazy, but that’s okay.

13. Sleep on the curls overnight. I slept in these, and since all of the little buns were on the top of my head, I wasn’t bothered at all. 😉

14. The next morning, undo all of the little buns, and uncoil your hair from the headband.

15. Separate the curls. Begin gently, and use your fingers, not a brush. *tip* I like to let the curls rest for a few minutes, before separating them.

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…And there you have it! My take on Moana curls! I hope you enjoyed this hairstyle!

What other princess would you be interested in me recreating her hairstyle?

Catch ya later!

— Sophia

Extra Info: 

Prepping info: This all differs for each person’s hair type (mine is thick, with a slight wave,) but for some people, no-heat curls work better either on dry, slightly damp, or damp hair. For my hair, I like it slightly damp. You can achieve this by prepping the hair with either a hair mousse, salt water spray, curling cream, or simply a mist of water. I’ve used all of these in the past, but for the pictures you see above, I went for a salt water spray.

It all depends on your hair and how well it can hold curl though.

If you know that your hair does not hold curl well, prepping it is a must. Also, after you have undone, separated, and arranged your curls the following morning, you can add a bit of hairspray, to ensure that your curls stay all day long. I find hairspray is especially necessary for those with naturally straight or fine hair.

Please remember that each of these curls can be used separately, so experiment with them, and see which give you the best results! This many coils worked for me since I have long, thick hair, with lots of layers.

 

For thin hair: If you have thin or fine hair, I recommend only doing two coils on the top of your head, with the headband at the bottom.

 

For short hair: You can still do this hairstyle, expect, when you do the headband curls, you might need to secure your hair with bobby pins, to keep it in place.

 

…if you have any more questions, feel free to ask below! Hope you enjoyed the look!

Double Dutch Braided Updo

I know we have a lot of dutch braids as the base for quite a few hairstyles on here, but its such a versatile braid they are soo many different things you can do with them. Plus, they’re fairly easy to do, which is always a plus 😉 I came up with this particular style when my little sister wanted me to do something special in her hair for her birthday several months ago. It really suited her, and I thought it would make a good tutorial, so today I’m going to show you how to create this easy, double dutch braided updo!

1.Begin by making a middle part all the way from the front of your head to the nape of the neck (you could also do a side part as long as you divide the hair evenly at the back.)

2. Then section one half out of the way for now…

I had my sisters hair slightly damp so I could get all of the tangles out more easily, but it works fine on dry hair!

Now take a section from the front of the section and divide it into three pieces:

And dutch braid all the way down so that the braid goes in a direction as I have done in the picture:


Repeat on the other side of the head…

After you have pancaked both of the braids your hair should look roughly like this:

Now take the braid from the right side of your head and wrap it into a circle shaped bun at back of your head. Bobby pin in place…

Then take the braid from the left hand  and wrap it around the bun you made from the other braid. Bobby pin that in place and adjust to you liking.. Here is the final look:

This is a really cute style that could be dressed up to be an almost formal hairstyle, or, I actually think if you had the bun secured with a hair tie and some extra bobby pins it could be a great sports hairstyle. What do you think? 😉

I hope you enjoyed this hairstyle, feel free to leave your hairstyle requests here. 😉

Lace Dutch-Braided Wrap-around/SHORT Hairstyle

Hello Everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am so excited to show you all how to do one of my favorite hairstyles!

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Although this hairstyle is specially for all my short-haired people out there, it works great on long hair as well. (: Let’s get started–

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Items needed: 1 small hair elastic, 4-5 bobby pins (as needed) ~ time needed: 4-5 minutes Difficulty: medium

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1.) Start by parting your hair in a side part.

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2.) Grab a small section of hair a couple inches behind your hairline on the “light” side of your part.

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3.) Begin doing a lace dutch-braid. All this means is that you are going to do a regular dutch-braid except ONLY grab hair from the crown of your head.

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4.) Once you braid a few inches back you are going to keep braiding across the back of your head. Remember to only add in hair from the crown of your head. So it should look like this.

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5.) As you continue to braid, start adding strands from near the front of your hair, but only add strands a couple inches behind your hairline, so it will be even with the other side. Once you reach about where my braid is, don’t add any more strands and just braid down and secure with your small elastic.

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6.) Pancake your braid by gently pulling on the outer edges of your braid. Also, if you have layers like me, you might need to add bobby pins to keep the hairstyle in place. If there is some puffiness or strands sticking up near the crown of your head, add bobby pins as well.

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And here are the final pictures!

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Thank you for reading, I hope you like this hairstyle as much as I do! This hairstyle also looks great with waves or curls if you have wavy or curly hair.  Please leave a question and/or comment and subscribe to this blog if you like what you see!

See ya!

-Sabrina c:

 

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.

    Before I did anything to my hair…
  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