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TYME Titanium Hair Straightener and Curling Iron. Top Knot Tutorial. I have had many questions on how I get my top knot to look so full… I wish I could say, “Huh what are you talking about?

Top Knot Tutorial

I carelessly throw it up and it looks like this all the time!” But the truth is- that would be a lie. The truth is that I have rebelious crazy hair (don’t be deceived- it has been straightened in this photo) and if I don’t attempt to tame it down with product or a good haircut (not to mention bangs that go clear to the middle of my head) it looks like I have been roaming around the Amazon for years without a comb or a brush. No I am serious. So, in attempt to save me some drying time and from scaring small children- I do what I can to take out a little bit of thickness in my hair- but unfortunately, it doesn’t leave me a lot to work with when wanting to throw it up in a top knot. And I am willing to bet many if not most of you already may know the secret… The secret? This. That’s right. You will need: A sock Scissors Pick or Comb Hair elastics Bobby pins Voila. Still unsure?

Xo. How to do a Twist Braid and Waterfall. Irrelephant: The 2 Bobby Pin Challenge. I had a challenge- To put up my heavy ferret of hair up with only 2 bobby pins.

Irrelephant: The 2 Bobby Pin Challenge

So easy and it works! It survived an evening ride in the jeep (no top or doors, so wind was all up in my face) That's right, only 2 bobby pins. A few tips: Have dirty hair. Clean hair tends to be silky and slips out of anything (thats what she said) Have good bobby pins (we swear by these) Step 1: Faux Pearl Crochet Headwrap. Metallic Bead Braided Headband. 17 Ways To Never Have A Bad Hair Day Again. Natural looking beach curls in under 20 minutes! I don’t know about you ladies, but I’m itching for the summer.

Natural looking beach curls in under 20 minutes!

It doesn’t help that department stores are already putting out their summer wear and swimsuits. Have you ever wanted to get that beautiful “natural” beach curl look to your hair? I want to share with you a technique that works for ALL types of hair, whether it be short, long, thick, thin, frizzy, or flat… and no curling iron involved! 1. 26 Lazy Girl Hairstyling Hacks.

HAIR WEEK: NO FAIL CURLS. You asked for it people.


If I had to name this something other than no-fail curls, I'd call it "Choose your own adventure curls"...because you really can decide how they turn out. Curl & leave? Tighter waves. Brush out with your fingers? Loose waves. HAIR WEEK: PRODUCTS TO LOVE! Hair week wouldn't be complete without a roundup of my favorite hair products.


Some of these products I've used for years, and some are new additions- a couple of which I found out about from other bloggers! My first dry shampoo recipe was so easy yet so good, I was hooked instantly. I won’t easily forget my first dry shampoo recipe or homemade waterless shampoo, whatever you would like to call it.

My first dry shampoo recipe was so easy yet so good, I was hooked instantly

Picture this: Summer of 199Something, backpacking through Europe. Almost at the end of my trip my shampoo is finished, as is my money (well almost, but I chose bread over shampoo… am I weird now?) I’m wearing a baseball cap most of the time to hide my hair and bumming shampoo from fellow travelers whenever I can At some point it must have been so bad that the landlady of the small French hostel I’m staying in, grabs me by the arm and drags me into her small kitchen. In her most motherly voice she tries to explain about personal hygiene (I assume; was too embarrassed to really pay attention) and finally that you can clean your hair with THIS...she pushes a glass jar in my hands filled with an undefined powder. In my room I applied her dry shampoo as instructed, brushed it out and was completely blown away. We have the recipe you bring the energy. Heatless Curls. I love the look of naturally curly hair!

Heatless Curls

My sweet friend, Katie, told me about rag rolling. It's a quick and simple way to get natural looking curls without using a curling iron! NO Heat curls. D.I.Y. Curls: How To Rag Roll Your Hair. The 'No Shampoo Experiment,' Six Months Later. No Heat Curls - Moms Who Wear High Heels and Swear. Ask Sash. Hint of vintage. Photo: angela+ithyle/ post designed by kristin ess Let’s start at the very beginning.

Hint of vintage

I’ve heard it’s a very good place to start. This is just a hint of vintage, and not full on Rita Hayworth (although we will get there). This is one of my favorite looks that you can wear anywhere without feeling over-done or too literal. It flirts with old school 1940′s glamour but doesn’t feel costume-y. . -1″ barrell curling iron -large setting clips -flat/paddle brush-light -medium hold hairspray 1) Find your side part. 2, 3, 4 & 5) You’re going to curl ALL of your hair inward toward your face (as Lauren does above) and clip the curls in place with large setting clips. 6) Gently pull the clips out and let your hair fall. 7) Using a flat or paddle brush, brush hair back and away from your face and then let it spring back.

XO Kristin Related posts: