Hello my lovely Rapunzels!
We are going to get down to business and look at some simple hair styles that I think you all would be able to do in a jiffy. I have pretty much covered the basics, and gone with beautiful, but incredibly easy styles to put up those wonderfully long locks. Lets take a look!
1. This is a crazy simple bun to make, and I only wish I could have a head of long hair in front of me to try this out! But all that is needed to pull this off is to put your hair in a pony tail, take three small sections, and then begin to braid in the rest of your hair going in counter clockwise direction.
2. This is one of the best no-brainers for those days when your hair just doesn’t look right! Am I right?
3. This is one of my all time favorite hairstyles to don with medium to long hair. It’s an inside out french braid put a little to one side, and the tail end is twisted and tucked into a bun. I used to do this on myself a lot when my hair was long (sadly I didn’t have any pictures taken at the time), and I would do it every day if I only had my length back.
4. How could you go wrong with a slanted french braid? It appears that this young lady started from her left side, and then tucked up the ends underneath the braid on her right. Again, I used to do this every day when I only had a few minutes on hand.
5. I have provided links for all of these hairstyles, and most of them have tutorials, so if you want to replicate this beautiful braid, look down at the very bottom of this post.
6. Braiding your hair as if it were a head band is like turning a mini skirt into a modest maxi with spare yardage you happen to have at home, only much easier. It is thrifty, and so stylish.
7. This lovely chignon is one of the most elegant ways to put up your hair for Church, or a special occasion. And so long as you know how to deftly twist you hair, and then hide the pins, you too could pull this off in a matter of a minute. Trust me. I have done it hundreds of times, even with short hair!
8. And lastly we have a decorous pony tail. I never really like pony tails in my hair–it just was too easy and my hair never looked great on the ends (usually got tangled), but this lady has perfected the sleek pony tail. Just pin a loose braid on each side, and tie it back! Looks great, no?
Okay, so now that we have a brain-ful of inspiration for this week, I have a little question for you all: Does any one suffer from dandruff like I do?
*gasp* “Jessica has… dandruff?” Yes, I do, sadly. And I don’t know what to do about it. I am hoping that there are a few of you out there who could help me out on this rather annoying dilemma. It seems like recently it has been getting worse, and I have tried different natural shampoos over the past two years, staying away from all of the chemicals. Just recently I resorted to the “no poo method”, which means I use baking soda as my cleanser, and an apple cider vinegar/water rinse for conditioner. I love using this method because it is so inexpensive, and the tiny grains of the baking soda really help rub off all of the dead skin on my scalp.
However, my ultimate goal is to lengthen the time between washings. Lets say about every two weeks. What?!? Yep, from what I hear, it is possible! This idea is based upon the fact that until the 1970’s when commercial shampoos became the new thing, our grandmothers only needed to clean their hair every two weeks! Our hair has a natural balance of oils that keeps our hair looking lovely. But thanks to the prowess of marketing scams, we are using styling products (chemicals) to replace what our body naturally produces. If you think a while on this, the facts start to add up, and the old way of grooming ourselves really makes more sense. But my problem is, how can I get to that point when my hair ceases to be so yucky by the end of just the first week? Have any of you tried not washing your hair for a week?
I finally broke down and did some research online to see if I could find anything, and I did! This is an article on getting rid of dandruff naturally (I don’t like the language much, but it was still very helpful). After reading through it I thought to consult our herbal remedies book. It said consuming more soy will help, but I have taken a soy supplement before and it didn’t sit well with me. So after that I just so happened to be on Pinterest and found a pin about celiac disease. I appear to have quite a few of the symptoms and one of them just so happens to be an itchy scalp, prone to dandruff. Are any of you wheat intolerant? Have you noticed a difference in your hair if you have changed your diet?
It must appear to you all that I am on a rampage. Haha! Wouldn’t you know, that might be true. But the last possibility (celiac disease) was just as random as my Pinterest feed, and I am not sold on this possibility. So, I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject. You know how it is with girls, we need to know!
What is your favorite hairstyle in this post?
What is your favorite way to pull back your long hair?
Do you have any thoughts on dandruff?
Blessings to you all!
The eldest sister & singer
CREDITS // Author: Jessica Boyer; Photography: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8; Graphics: Charlotte Boyer