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Éowyn_GreyEyes
July 8th, 2014, 04:29 PM
My hair right now is getting dry and damaged from being down all the time! I love my hair long but i want to keep it healthy and easy to work with. Im having to wash my hair more often because sweaty summer head makes my hair greasy faster :( is there any EASY EASY EASY summer updos for waist length hair thats isnt a bun or requires forks/sticks? I have a middle part but can aslo work from the side. I can do almost any braid style but want to keep it simple and quick for morning routine.

Suggestions for me or anyone else with a mid summer hair crisis?!

spidermom
July 8th, 2014, 04:33 PM
Braids pinned up are attractive and protect from damage. Braids swinging around aren't so protective.

two_wheels
July 8th, 2014, 04:47 PM
Seconding pinned braids!

If the stick/fork issue is that you don't want to buy a hairstick, you can still do a lazy wrap bun or whatever with a pencil. When I was a teenager I used to know an incredibly glamorous and stylish French girl who would do that all the time, it can look great.

molljo
July 8th, 2014, 04:54 PM
Pinned up braids are probably the easiest thing you can do. It also looks super cute like here (http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1378508/thumbs/o-BRAIDS-570.jpg?2). You can also do a crown braid, which will take a bit more time but it isn't difficult, like here (http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/7c/11/07/7c110795d5a3fa35f1309cd41837ca98.jpg).

Éowyn_GreyEyes
July 8th, 2014, 05:01 PM
Thanks ladies! I will try the pinned braids but I have the notion my ends might be a little thin to look nice in a milkmaid style.

And I stay away from buns (sticks or no sticks) because I just don't look the look of them on myself :/

two_wheels
July 8th, 2014, 05:08 PM
You don't have to do milkmaid style- look at bunzfan's signature pic for example (e.g. in this thread http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=123910, sorry to stalk you bunzfan but I do love that updo)

It looks like she makes 2 dutch braids (but you could just do English), folds them & secures to her head. Yes, she uses a Ficcare but you could easily pin it that way. Or you can do the same thing with one braid.

That way, the ends can be folded under for protection & they will also be hidden :)

Éowyn_GreyEyes
July 8th, 2014, 05:15 PM
You don't have to do milkmaid style- look at bunzfan's signature pic for example (e.g. in this thread http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=123910, sorry to stalk you bunzfan but I do love that updo)

It looks like she makes 2 dutch braids (but you could just do English), folds them & secures to her head. Yes, she uses a Ficcare but you could easily pin it that way. Or you can do the same thing with one braid.

That way, the ends can be folded under for protection & they will also be hidden :)

Oo I like the Dutch idea! I'm growing out bangs and that would be perfect to keep the out of the way!

lapushka
July 8th, 2014, 05:45 PM
The French or Dutch pinless (braid/bun) comes to mind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrlkGLzboHE

Éowyn_GreyEyes
July 10th, 2014, 05:59 PM
The French or Dutch pinless (braid/bun) comes to mind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrlkGLzboHE

Wow thats beautiful!!! Maybe i will have to buy a set of stick now hahaha

Entangled
July 10th, 2014, 08:07 PM
You could do a folded braid, or a tucked French braid (you stick the tail in the "pocket" the braid creates. You might try a Gibson tuck ( make a ponytail, then tuck the tail into the hair pocket), but that might be tricky with your length.

I don't know how this factors difficulty-wise, but since you mentioned braids, you could try a crown braid. It might be too tricky to wear on a daily basis... I know I sure don't.

Sorry I'm not much help, but a hairstick is a good investment. I have three--two cheap-ish plastic ones and a wooden one I got at a Ren faire, and the peace of mind they've afforded me has been worth it. :) Good luck!

Éowyn_GreyEyes
July 10th, 2014, 08:49 PM
You could do a folded braid, or a tucked French braid (you stick the tail in the "pocket" the braid creates. You might try a Gibson tuck ( make a ponytail, then tuck the tail into the hair pocket), but that might be tricky with your length.

I don't know how this factors difficulty-wise, but since you mentioned braids, you could try a crown braid. It might be too tricky to wear on a daily basis... I know I sure don't.

Sorry I'm not much help, but a hairstick is a good investment. I have three--two cheap-ish plastic ones and a wooden one I got at a Ren faire, and the peace of mind they've afforded me has been worth it. :) Good luck!

Thank you! Yes my hair is quite heavy! I can do a dutch crown but its so heavy that by tje end of the day i have a headache its do heavy :O