Summer Updo's

I need a summer updo thatís easy and fun during this summer hell. Anyone have any ideas? My hair is bra strap length.
Amy
long 3b/c curls
A really cute updo involves first pulling your hair back into a loose ponytail (or (messy) bun). If some of the hair comes loose on the sides, that is fine. Then, put on a thin headband and push it forward if you want a little bump. Follow that with a second thin headband put roughly an inch behind the first, again pushing forward if you want a little bump between the two headbands. Headbands like this can be bought really cheap at a place like Dollar General.
I love a messy bun secured with hair sticks right now and sometimes I do a poof where I wrap the ponytail holder around all the way once and then pull my hair partly through so it's poofed with curly coming out and I'll add a flower clip. I wear thin headbands with both of these sometimes too.
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

You might want to check out the book Strictly Curls. It is available at CurlMart, and it really got me started with updo ideas. You can take a look at my updo album in my fotki.

Also, I use a couple of the easier updos from this site.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
I like the peacock/tails up style or french twist. I really like Flexi-8 hair clips: http://www.flexi8.com/instructions.html VERY comfortable!

Buns and hairsticks are awesome too, but I always feel a bit unstable. Summer should be fun and carefree! I'm also mildly addicted to Ficcare hair clips, but they are uber expensive. http://www.ficcare.com

I have other up-dos on my blog too.



Hair is best when wabi-sabi.
2b/2c at this length, more 3a when shorter
M/C ii

Mod CG: Sept 08
Using: Suave co-wash, GVP Conditioning Balm, Lustrasilk OOC, MGA, BRHG
Humectants: @ dew point 40+
My blog for dry climate curlies and growing out a pixie: Colorado Curly
You can get the Ficcare clips cheaper on ebay FYI. I'll try to post a pic of my poof tomorrow with my 2nd day hair.
High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

Oh dear. That Ficcare website will be horrible for my wallet, I just know it (just like KBB was about 5 minutes ago).

For summer, I really like a french braid or inverted french braid down to my nape, and then a messy bun with whatever hair is left at the end. I've also done two french braids so that they meet each other at the center at my nape, and then gathered the ends into a loose bun.

For something different, I'll do a high messy bun, and for some reason, I get compliments on this way more than you'd think.
3b/c, CG 9/18/08
Last process: 04/05/08 Big Chop: 08/08/09
Currently: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Herbal Essences Set Me Up gel (summer only), Boots Curl Creme (winter only)

Last edited by onethousandcurls; 05-28-2009 at 10:41 PM.
I like the peacock/tails up style or french twist. I really like Flexi-8 hair clips: http://www.flexi8.com/instructions.html VERY comfortable!

Buns and hairsticks are awesome too, but I always feel a bit unstable. Summer should be fun and carefree! I'm also mildly addicted to Ficcare hair clips, but they are uber expensive. http://www.ficcare.com

I have other up-dos on my blog too.
Originally Posted by ReddishRocks
Ficcares eh? Are you over at LHC now too?
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
I like a messy bun with a thin headband or the tails up look with a flexi8 clip. Those are the only clips that I can actually get into my incredibly thick head of hair without breaking!

Btw, RCC, love the pics of your updos. I don't think I have the patience or coordination to even attempt some of those updos.
3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

Experimenting with BRHG

"If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"
I like the peacock/tails up style or french twist. I really like Flexi-8 hair clips: http://www.flexi8.com/instructions.html VERY comfortable!

Buns and hairsticks are awesome too, but I always feel a bit unstable. Summer should be fun and carefree! I'm also mildly addicted to Ficcare hair clips, but they are uber expensive. http://www.ficcare.com

I have other up-dos on my blog too.
Originally Posted by ReddishRocks
Ficcares eh? Are you over at LHC now too?
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
The women at LHC are as bad for my wallet as you people are!!! I have three now...



Hair is best when wabi-sabi.
2b/2c at this length, more 3a when shorter
M/C ii

Mod CG: Sept 08
Using: Suave co-wash, GVP Conditioning Balm, Lustrasilk OOC, MGA, BRHG
Humectants: @ dew point 40+
My blog for dry climate curlies and growing out a pixie: Colorado Curly
I like a messy bun with a thin headband or the tails up look with a flexi8 clip. Those are the only clips that I can actually get into my incredibly thick head of hair without breaking!
Originally Posted by Magoo
If you ever get the chance to try a Ficcare, I highly recommend them. They are incredibly sturdy. Nordstroms usually has a small selection of them.



Hair is best when wabi-sabi.
2b/2c at this length, more 3a when shorter
M/C ii

Mod CG: Sept 08
Using: Suave co-wash, GVP Conditioning Balm, Lustrasilk OOC, MGA, BRHG
Humectants: @ dew point 40+
My blog for dry climate curlies and growing out a pixie: Colorado Curly
I like a messy bun with a thin headband or the tails up look with a flexi8 clip. Those are the only clips that I can actually get into my incredibly thick head of hair without breaking!

Btw, RCC, love the pics of your updos. I don't think I have the patience or coordination to even attempt some of those updos.
Originally Posted by Magoo
Thanks! Actually, only one was complicated, and I won't try it again, lol. Other looks waaaay more complicated than they actually are, which I sort of like. It makes people think I have skillz! Mostly they are pretty easy to do.
Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.

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