Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Hair Affair

I love finding different ideas online to try at home.

Reading blogs and searching Pintrest often lead me down a path of being super inspired and ready to charge ahead to try some type of DIY or latest fashion trend.

Whether it's the latest trend in nail polish, attempting to make a man's shirt into a dress, or even making a few bracelets I love to at least give it a go.

Well, that's what happened yesterday.  I enjoy reading the blog called, Love Maegan. She mostly does posts regarding fashion and often post tutorials on how to achieve different types of hair and fashion looks.

Last night I was catching up on her blog, as I hadn't checked it out in quite some time when I came across this tutorial on how to achieve great curls without using heat. To me this read, how to achieve a decent hair-do that is simply washed and slept on. I love any excuse to sleep a bit later so I had to give it a try!

Pic Via Love Maegan
After taking a shower last night I let my hair air dry for a bit and then I pinned it up all over my head like this:

I then went into the living room to tell Ryan goodnight and he looked at me like this:

Slow your roll, girl.

I explained to him that I was trying out an idea I found online and that it would be beautiful tomorrow. He was highly skeptical but kissed me good night and sent me on my way.

I woke up this morning and all but one little twist made it through the night. It was my morning to walk Maggie and I made sure to put a hooded jacket on so that I could cover up my crazy head.

After removing the pins and allowing the twists to fall loosely around my head I felt like I probably looked a lot like Felicia from the movie, Friday:

For a moment I thought I might be rocking a ponytail to the office today. However, I stayed the course.

After running my fingers through it a few times it looked like this:

Still a bit frightened I applied a little bit of product to tone down the curls, as I was on the fast track to rocking 1980's big hair to the work place. Not exactly what I was shooting for.

After allowing the product to sit for a moment it toned down and I simply pinned it back and headed to work. Not too much fuss and pretty decent hair.

Here's the final look:

My hair doesn't look much different than it does every other day, but it was a lot less work. I did have to use a little bit of heat, as I busted out the curling iron to take back control of the front portion of my hair.

My hair is naturally curly so that may be the only reason it worked as well as it did. I would really love for one of my friends who doesn't have naturally curly hair to give this a try to see how well it would work for them. Maybe Lacey?

1 comment:

Lacey said...

AHHHHHHHH shut up!! DOING it!

if you don't know me, i have uber straight hair.

I like it-it does give your curls a bit of a different look!

where do i buy pins? sally's?

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