This year I went with some ambitious new year’s resolutions:
1. Cut back on the diet soda.
2. Lay off the flat iron.
More on that … Since the joyous advent of the flat iron into my life circa freshman year of college, my hair has glowed like the hair every curly-haired girl dreams of, and endured some serious damage. So this year I vow to iron less. This week I let my hair airdry (twice!), and found myself twisting the curls into a plastic claw by my second cup of coffee [here’s the math – that’s a whopping hour and a half au naturale … nothing to squeal about.]
I don’t know what it is – the urge is inexplicable. I can wake up with a gorgeous head of loose waves, the kind women spend absurd amounts of money on “sea spray” and “wave definer”, and yet, I must clip. When I iron, I commit to that look. Perhaps I fear the dreaded clip dent left in cosmetically-created “straight” hair.
But then, thank the heavens, I stumbled across these adorable (and simple) updos. Tomorrow, I’m thinking braided pigtails safety-pinned behind my head. I could wind up looking either like, a.) a Free People model, or b.) a dairy farmer. My guess is the latter – but it can’t hurt to try!
Check out this great double braid how-to!
Images from Court and Hudson
Watch Free People’s fishtail braid how-to!
And take a look at this double knot hair how-to; so sweet, so simple.