I am always trying to find ways to make styling my long hair easier. And most days I just need it out of my face… Especially now that I have a 10 month old who likes to grab and pull on everything. It's a wonder I have any hair left, really.
I am usually so tempted to just throw it up in a ponytail but then what's the point of having long hair if it is always pulled up, right? So for those of you in the same predicament, and in need of some easy alternatives to get your hair out of your face (and further away from those sweet baby hands), here you go.
An easy dutch braid crown. Here is the tutorial where I have shown how I get the braid to be thicker and fuller. The difference with this one is I part it slightly off center, start one braid on each side up at the front corner of the section, and secure in the back with some bobby pins or a clear elastic.
This has to be the easiest… It is a mini top knot (or Mulan Bun). I use a little clear elastic to pull my bangs back into a bun and then wrap the elastic with a small piece of the hair to finish off the look.
This is a lot like this tutorial but using a fishtail braid. And I really pulled this braid apart to give it a messier look.
I like to call this the "faux hawk braid". It is a fun, edgier style which transitions perfectly from a day out and about with your kiddos to a date night with your guy.
For this style I just part my hair slightly off center and twist both sides back into a crown and secure the back with either an elastic or bobby pins.
And the best part of these styles is they can be worn with clean hair or hair that hasn't been washed. Just throw in some dry shampoo (my favorite HERE), style, and call it a day.