A Fun Quick Bun

With school starting I am trying to post more of my simple hair do's that are pretty quick to whip out and look pretty darn cute. A lot of these styles are so simple and I don't doubt they have been done on one of the MANY other hair blogs that have popped up lately. But I honestly only surf a few other hair blogs, so I have no idea if this has been done somewhere else. And you actually don't need to comment and tell me yea or nay because I don't care. How very evil of me I know! But I have a life outside of hair. This is just a fun little hobby that I refuse to get obsessed over. This is the look we are going for today.
Simply pull the hair into a pony tail and braid down the back. You don't need to put a rubber band in the bottom. You want fly aways after you knot it up.

Tie it into a knot
Use bobby pins to secure it at the base nice and tight. And throw in a little sculpting jell to hold those hairs hanging out to be a little spikier. This is a messy look, but I've said it before and I will say it again. I love a good intentional messy hair do. Its the ones that aren't intentional that drive me nuts.
Just a different kind of loopy pig tail. I found this is the files as one I forgot to publish from clear back in April. Oops. So here it is:Loopy Pig Tails.
Start with your pig tails. For this one I like to do mine really low.
Wedge your two pincher fingers through the pony tail holder towards the head. Or the opposite way of the hair.
Pinch the end of the hair and pull it back through. Going very lightly and soft so you don't pull to tight. The idea is to leave the loop--- for the look.
Here we have our loop. But it isn't perfect yet.
Use your finger to adjust it until the loop is exactly how you want it.
And Voila--- you have a fun loopy pig do.
Try saying that three times fast.

Got Time?

Lots of people loved this one when I originally posted it. I am happy to finally have it back on the blog for those who were looking for it while it was lost.

For this hair do you will need some extra clips to hold hair out of your way, lots of rubber bands and lots of time. This hair do is not for those with week stomachs or daughters with short sitting syndrome. Do not attempt this on a wiggler--- if you aren't patient already (in life) this will only make it worse. Consider yourself warned. Lets make this hair do happen people. Before you start review this tutorial. Because essentially that is all we are doing, but all the way around the head. The hair can be wet or lightly dampened for this one. It can't be completely dry for this to work. I damped as I go along. I start with a part right down the top. For me it works best right down the middle and not off centered.You now part out a circle section. About an inch and a half from the outer hair line. You then pull the rest into a pony tail to keep it out of your way.
I eventually realize that this loose bun just isn't keeping that pony tail out of my way to work and I tighten it up. You will now make a bunch of pony tails all the way around the outside of the hair.
There is no exact amount that you should end up with. It will work with any finishing number. It is mostly important that they all end up the same size and close to the same amount.
This was where I fixed the bun and made it tighter so it was out of my work space.
Now take half from each pony tail and join them to the together.
You should have this at this point.
Remember this goes all the way around.
You take the pony tail out to part out another circle section of hair to work with.
Looks messy doesn't it. Like I said... this one is hard.
You now part out sections to make your diamond shape for the climbers.
Divide out half from both pony tails and combine with that pony tail you just divided out.

Secure with a rubber band. Repeat this step all the way around the hair.
Top bottom--- ALL THE WAY.
I've divided out half of the pony tails one more time and combine them together.
If you are working with a big head you can repeat the steps and divide out another circle from the pony tail-- just keep climbing until you get to a good spot to make your final pony tail.
Take out your bun of left over hair and combine the individual pony tails into one big pony tail to finish it off.
Like so. From here you can make it into a pretty bun. I usually do a bun at this point to show off the diamonds underneath the hair. And when I originally did this hair do I did a bun, however we have a dance recital today, so it needed to be left down in a pony tail.

We curled it and let it be in a pony tail for the day, but you get the idea.

This is one of our favorites around here. We don't do it often, but when we do... we love it.

A Full Head of Knots

This one has been kicking around on the computer waiting to be posted, but with all the drama this last week and the remodeling going on... still, it hadn't got posted yet. To do this style you may need to refresh yourself with this knot tutorial. Because that is the kind of knot we are using here.
This is the look we are working on.
You are going to do a part down the middle and do your knots on each side of the part. But you are going to to use those hairs that are in the middle to combine with knots on the other side.
Like so. Just part out like doing a normal knot and add that extra piece in as you are tying the knot up. I did this several times and did them all over the head and then I made some messy buns to finish it off.
Cute cute!!! Have fun with this style.
CHEEEEEEEESY smile!!!

A Stolen Hair Do

**UPDATE** This one was another one that the photos disappeared from. I can't find the step by step on it, but this is how it should look and my best word for word tutorial. Luckily this one has help of going and checking out another persons perspective. My real only input was with the bobby-pin trick. Babes in Hairland posted this hair do a while back and it brought back some good memories. I used to have bobby pins in school with me for classes I needed to stay awake in and needed a diversion from the sleepies. So I would twist my hair into this fun bun.

I have very thick hair! Like so thick I could probably donate half and still have a full head of hair. And the person that received my other half of hair would think they had very thick hair. Don't mistake I am not saying long--- I am saying thick. I have always had thick hair and this style always took FOREVER for me to complete. I tried it on Beans a while back and of course hers is too thin. What I wouldn't give for her to have thick hair. But at-last it was not meant to be. After having been over at Babes in Hairland place and seeing this again I really wanted it to work for Beans and her thin hair. So I am going to show you how she did this hair do, even though her explanation is far better than mine. But what I really want to show you is a way to creatively make styles like this work for you if you are struggling with thin hair and I bet you can already guess how I made it work for her.

I buy my bobby-pins direct from a hair supply shop. Because I can buy ones that are smaller and made to fit in thinner more fine hair. Even that didn't work for this hair do. I believe it was these short ones I originally tried the first run through. The problem was I couldn't hide the end. So one day I decided to tie a ribbon on the end. It makes this hair do a little more messy, but I love a good messy lookin' hair do. When it is done--- right! Since that time I have seen some really inventive people who have added little jewels to the ends of bobby pins for the same effect. You can add flowers or all kinds of goodies! But I was just super thrilled I finally figured out how to make this fun style they call worms work. And one of my favorite pass time hair do's for myself was made achievable for my wee-one! I am so thrilled!

My simple explanation is to pull the hair into a pony tail and then take little sections one at a time and twist like mad---- keep going until it starts to curve and bend and twist all over the place. Then use one of those ribbon bobby pins to clamp it down tight to the head. Do this over and over again. It practically just falls into place. Good grief I used to do this on my own head all the time. So I know it falls into place nicely. Thank you Babes in Hairland!

Curlers

This was Beans the first time we did a hair do with these fun home made curlers. When I came to edit and fix this post this was one of the only ones that still showed up. I think I found the reason why I lost my pictures from old posts... Photobucket. I think I was using that for a while for some of these posts and I must have deleted them from that and not realized it would effect the website. Oops- my bad.

Doesn't she look so little in this picture? We've been doing Girly Do's for a long time.
The original post was to show this fun new hair curler that I had made and wanted to try out. I found them at this website and made them while my husband was remodeling the house. I've never been super impressed by the curls. They are pretty and look light, but they don't last long. So I went and picked up some setting lotion for this time around to see if they last longer.
The setting lotion did make a huge difference. This is a concentrated formula, so you need an extra water bottle to mix it. You apply it to the hair as you are rolling it. Each strand add a little and smooth it over the hair before you roll it.
I also discovered that I need more curlers... Her head had got bigger since the last time we used these. We still went forward and rolled the hair so that it would have a spiral finish. She slept in the curlers and they stayed in nicely. All except for the one that was in her bangs--- LOL. She reports that it wasn't hard to sleep with them in- they are rather soft.
In the end... BIG FAT SPIRALS that held up a lot better than the first time we did this tutorial. I am sure the setting lotion helped out a lot. I love these fun curlers--- have you made your own set since I first posted this tutorial back in 2008?

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