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Easy Spring Time Updo Tutorial
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You all know this girl is about convenience, but there’s no way I’m going out the door looking like a hot mess. Today, I’ll share two of my favorite updos that I do when I am in a rut but need to look put together.
If you see me like this, my hair is most likely in disarray, possibly needs a good wash. Putting my hair up is the only option I have.
But when I wear my hair up in a bun, I get so many compliments, as if I put a lot of effort into it.
Let me show you how I do this in three minutes.
And I don’t mess around with elastics. I’ll share my secret weapon that I’ve been using for years. There’s also a special BOGO sale (more info below!) that you don’t want to miss!
Using elastics while trying to create a bun has been hit or miss with me. I sometimes get it right, a lot of the times, not so much. It’s probably because I’m always in a hurry.
Start off with dry, textured hair. It gives more volume and looks better when you put your hair up.
Goody Simple Styles Hair Spin Pin (go out and buy them now!)
I have the pins for blondes, but it doesn’t matter. They never show when they’re in your hair!
Put your hair up as if you’re going to make a pony tail.
Secure the Spin Pin at the top of your head. Push down, twist it in.
Continue wrapping your hair into a bun.
When your bun has shape, secure it from the bottom. You see how I’m holding the Spin Pin? Push it up and twist from the bottom of the bun. Do not interlock the pins.
If you have layers like myself, you’ll most likely have extra pieces of hair. Don’t worry. You can secure them with bobby pins and hair spray. I only needed 3 pins.
It’s so easy and not one of those things that you have to practice until you get it right.
A not so basic pony tail
Like I said above, it’s best to start with textured hair. I like to add dry shampoo and texture spray as well.
Gather the top hair, put into a pony tail with Goody SlideProof Silicone Black Ponytailers. These are great because they secure your hair, keeping everything in place.
Half up, half down.
Take the rest of your hair in line with the first pony tail. Blend them together and tie. This creates a fuller looking pony tail.
Take some hair from the first pony tail.
Wrap it around, cover the elastic.
Bobby pin to secure, add hair spray.
How cute is this? Simple!
These looks can be done for a night out, in the office, formals, brunch, etc.
The Goody Clean Radiance Paddle Brush caught my attention when I was shopping. White and copper are so pretty together! Because this new brush is made out of copper, it will give your hair a healthy shine. It also reduces natural buildup that is produced over time. Less buildup will leave your hair looking radiant, healthier.
For best results, use on dry hair. Never use with a blow dryer as copper bristles may get hot.
I picked up these Goody items at Walgreens, conveniently located in the hair aisle. You should check them out because they’re having a great BOGO sale!
Buy One, Get One (Least expensive Item free) 5/1-6/4 . Another reason why I purchased the blonde Spin Pins is because all the brunette sets were sold out. These are hot items, so get to you local Walgreens fast!