I have hair that falls to the middle of my back and it’s unbelievably thick. Wearing it down during hot, sticky summer days just isn’t realistic for me. I’m not very good at elaborate hair styles so I’ve long relied on such hairstyle staples as the top knot or the messy bun on the back of my head.
The problem with these “hairstyles” is that they aren’t very attractive and they often fall down. One day I stumbled upon a cheap, nondescript tool and discovered a way to wear my hair that is unique looking and only takes about two minutes to do.
The secret lies with a plastic hair pin called a Twist and Clip. It’s easy to use and holds even the thickest hair securely.
To pull off this simple style, gather your hair into a ponytail with an elastic. On the last pull through, only pull it halfway so that you are left with a folded over loop.
If you’ve got bangs that you’d like to pull back, this is the time to address that. Comb them smooth and pin them down with bobby pins. You won’t be able to see them when you’re done so there’s no need to be extra careful to make it look nice.
Flatten the loop against the back of your head and secure it with your clip near the point where the hair forms a “U”. The bend in your hair will cover the bobby pins you used to hold back your bangs. Experiment with how close to the hair bend you place the clip. It will change how much your updo poofs up.
There will be a short tail of hair sticking out from your ponytail. I usually leave mine sticking out because I’m lazy that way, but you can use more bobby pins or a pretty clip to secure that flat against your scalp.
This has become my go to hairstyle choice because that sucker will not fall down. I’ve worn the updo while I was swimming and driving with the window down it held up just fine.
Give it a try and let me know what you think.