While long hair is desirable because it can be styled in numerous ways, the everyday maintenance seems daunting at times for a lot of people. This is especially true during weekday mornings. Because of this, it can be tempting to completely leave long, flowing strands unattended. Fortunately, there are quick and simple hairdos you can opt for. Two of the easiest styles are highlighted below.
The ponytail is a classic and practical look suitable for a range of casual and formal occasions. To create a ponytail, you only need a hair tie, a hairbrush, and a few minutes of your time.
- Brush your hair. Do this to smoothen hair and free it of bumps and knots. Brushing should be done in light strokes from root to tip to prevent damage to strands.
- Decide on how high the ponytail should be. Choose whether you should wear the ponytail low, middle, or high.
- Secure ponytail in place by flipping the bundle of strands through the tie, and tying the hair-tie around up to three times. The number of times that the tie should be wrapped around depends on the kind of hair you have plus the thickness of the tie.
- Optional: Curl the ponytail once secure and tight. To do this, just divide hair to three or four sections, and make big curls using a 3” curling iron barrel. Apply hairspray to finish it.
- Optional: Braid the ponytail if you have some extra time. To do this, divide ponytail to three sections. Wrap the left piece under the middle section. Wrap right section under middle piece. Repeat until you reach the end, then tie the resulting braid.
The pinned back look
This is an adorable, practical style that keeps strands and the Human Hair Extension Online products among them from getting into your face. To achieve this look, you need bobby pins, 1-inch curling iron, brush, and hairspray.
- Part hair aside. You may part hair right or left, depending on your preference. Upon parting, get the bigger side beginning from above the ear and over the other part, and brush out. Knots or bumps found should be removed.
- Twist hair. Get one section, making sure to twist inwards multiple times. As you twist, bring toward the part.
- Pin hair down. Criss-cross a couple of bobby pins right through the tail portion of the twist to secure it. Pin tail down above ear. You may play around with this section, but the best approach would be to puff it up a little. Push hair forward to create poof.
- Repeat above steps with the other side. Get the smaller section, making sure to twist it many times. Pin tail back so that it is above the ear. It’s up to you how far back the tail should be pinned, but make sure to avoid going far behind the ear.
- Once hair has been set in place, get 1” sections. These sections should be curled with the use of the curling iron. To curl sections in place, vertically hold barrel of iron for 5 seconds, then release. By doing so, a ‘spiral’ look can be created.
- Spray strands in place with hairspray. Fix hair using fingertips to prevent the straightening of curls and the removal of pins.
The two styles mentioned above are quick and simple styles you can go for. But despite their simplicity, they’re very effective in making heads turn towards you. So the next time you’re pressed for time for whatever reason, go for these two styles as soon as you reach your dressing room or bedroom.