Putting it up

I've always found curly hair more complicated in that if a day comes (like 2nd or 3rd day hair) that my hair just doesn't want to work with me and I don't feel like working with it, I can't simply toss it in a cute ponytail. Usually I do a headband (to try to hide my halo frizzes) and a scrunchy bun but I'm bored with it and it really doesn't look all that great. Plus it puts a lot of dents in my hair and the headbands give me a headache if I wear them all day. This is sort of what my do looks like but mine isn't as nice

So I was wondering if any curly friends had any suggestions for a quick style to keep hair out of my face when needed
Medium - Fine texture
Normal porosity
Normal elasticity
Halo frizz (and a bit on the sides/back)

Using:
Live Clean Purple Jewel shampoo and conditioner
Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque (once a week) (which just got fired due to the silicones it didn't tell me about)
DevaCurl AnGel

Put on hold
Live Clean Exotic Argan oil shampoo and conditioner
Don't dislike it, not sure if I love it
Well when I'm not feeling my curly hair or it doesn't go with my outfit (or I just want a change) I'll put it up in a bun. I looked up some videos on youtube for cute curly updos. Basically put your hair into a pony tail. Then, using bobbypins, individually pin several strands of hair near the pony tail and leave a couple strands to frame your face and you will end up with a really cute curly bun. You can add a headband or clips if you want. It will look something like this:

http://www.glamour.com/beauty/blogs/...-curly1_bd.jpg

Not as fancy though obviously. You can experiment with the result and see what works for you.

Another option if you don't want to do a full updo is to put half of your hair up in a pony tail and leave the other half down like this:

http://thenews247.com/wp-content/upl...tyles-2012.jpg

I also think putting your hair in a side braid on the 2nd or third day works really well and looks great.
I have some mini combs that work great to pull small sections of hair away from my face, or I use spin pins to put my hair in a bun. Today I used both to do a kind of messy bun. Took about 2 minutes to do. Here are the results:








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2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate

My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!

CG since 12/29/2011

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