This hairstyle saves my hair on the 3rd day in between ShamPHree-ing. I usually will rinse my hair in the shower on the 3rd day, and let it dry curly. My hair is somewhere in between curly and straight. If I let it dry naturally and scrunch it, it will be quite wild and curly but not pretty ringlet curls. More like waggly waves, as I like to call them. With rogue ringlets in the baby hairs around my face so I look like I have fuzzy little kid hair. This is the perfect time for an up-do that adds some pretty and polish to my otherwise generally frazzled mom look;)
p.s. It also rocks my world because when I take this style down, my hair is polished and wavy from the twists. Love it.
3rd day up-do for curls and waves!
Here is how to get this look. Keep in mind that this hairstyle is meant to be semi-loose and messy so don’t worry about making it perfect.
1. Make a center part in your hair. Twist back a section of hair from one side, and pin it at the back of your head.
2. Repeat on the other side.
3. Make sure that your twists are even.
4. Take about a 3rd of the free hair from one side, and twist it.
5. Wrap it into a loose bun and pin it to secure it.
6. Repeat on the other side.
7. Take the rest of the hair in the center and twist it into a bun and pin it into place.
8. Tuck in any loose hairs, and ad more pins if needed. Put a pretty clip or comb in your up-do to give it some bling.
But don’t be afraid to style that beautiful animal into a beautiful but polished mess of curls and bobby pins.
That said, I am excited to share with you 4 lovely up-dos for curly girls.
When styling curls, I like to work with the natural curl. Generally this means nothing too tight, and with lots of soft and romantic texture. So naturally, loose twists and braids and big messy buns work beautifully.
Here are 4 simple and beautiful DIY hairstyles for curly hair.
1. Simple double twist-back, a pretty half-up half-down hairstyle.
Starting at the hairline on one side of the part, take a small bit of hair and twist it towards the top of the head. Add a little bit of hair from underneath and twist again. Work your way towards the back of the head, taking a bit of hair from underneath and twisting it in.
Once your twist has reached behind your ear, and includes all hair from your front hair and temple area, pin it securely with criss-cross bobby pins.
Now do the same thing on the other side. You should have all the hair around your face pinned back into your twists, and curls falling naturally in the back.
Make a side part. On the heavy side of the part at the hairline, start twisting upwards towards the top of your head. Add a bit of hair from underneath and gently guide your twist around the side of the head and across the back, to the opposite side of the back hairline.