Thursday, August 9, 2012

love it or hate it: luscious locks

Today's PDA prompt: HAIR. (Or, to sound prettier: luscious locks!) My first reaction:...ughhh. I have to say, my hair is a bit of a bête noire for me. I have unfortunately never been one of those girls with perfect hair. I probably never will be. My hair will look gorgeous for a few minutes, then will resume its natural fluffy, semi-wavy state. (Why is it not shiny and smooth and gorgeous? Or curly and full-bodied? WHY? Just let me have a quick break while I crumple sobbing on the floor.)

Because of this, I try to do super easy up-dos...aka ponytails... most of the time. (Hopefully I make a cute pony!) Right now I'm addicted to chopstick buns! Easy to do and you're assured that there'll always be supplies on hand.

This is the video that I used:


I usually put in 2 chopsticks, just because I find it looks more symmetrical and prettier! Plus, it stays in super well. (I even wore it for jogging!) I also love sock buns. My hair looks so nice and full! (And again, it stays in all day with very little help.) Here's a picture of the look:


(This doesn't really do it justice...  It's actually bigger than that, haha!) It's perfect for people like me with long, fine hair. Does anyone else have this problem? What are your hair secrets?

Oh, and finally: a picture of me with my gorgeous blue hair!



I posted about this here. I loved it while it lasted... and now it's entirely gone. It was just so BRIGHT! I find dyed hair is a conversation piece, which is really fun. I also had purple streaks for a while, and I'm thinking of getting some pink. Have you ever dyed your hair crazy colours?

This is also my entry for Jenny Matlock's Alpha-Thursday linkup! You can go visit all sorts of other lovely L posts here.

Jenny Matlock

28 comments:

  1. what a great little post for letter L. i love to see quick hair fixes (especially one that i may actually be able to do. i am a total klutz with regard to hair fixing!)

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    1. thanks! and i am totally the same, hair is just so challenging!

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  2. I just bought some of those rhinestones that screw into your hair. So pretty at night in a restaurant. I have two heads of hair so I've never had a problem with doing a lot of things with it. Except for trying to make a french braid all by myself.

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    1. that sounds pretty! i must say i've never heard of them, i'll have to look them up :)

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  3. OH I LOVE the blue!!! It looks great. I'm in the same boat with ya dear. My hair is so thin and this weird dark gray color if I don't highlight it. I love the bun look on you!

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    1. thank you! fine hair is truly a curse to work with... sigh.

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  4. I just dip-dyed my hair hot pink and I love it! The best thing about dip dye is that you don't have to spend a lot of money maintaining it, and if you don't like it you can cut off the ends!

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    1. ooh, that sounds wonderful! i might try that... i did like the blue while it lasted.

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  5. Dyed hair! How fun!! I don't think my work would appreciate me doing that, but I think it would definitely be something fun to do!

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    1. darn work :/ always spoiling excitement!

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  6. Ooh, I love the bun look! I'm a mess with hairstyles and makeup... I need to practice A LOT lol.
    Love your blue ends :)

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    1. haha, me too! getting better with makeup, but the hair is still a challenge :P

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  7. Bun look is always very nice. And I must admit I am very bad at it :/ Happy weekend :) xx

    Sneak peek into my life

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    1. thank you! hope your weekend is great too :3

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  8. First of all, I don't think there is anything wrong with your hair! It looks great. I started doing the 'chopstick buns, too', especially once it got hot here, they are really good, and once you get them right, they hold really tight, however, your hair cannot be beneath a certain length. Great post!

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    1. thanks ;) yes, i can see they would be difficult with short hair... the length of my hair is one thing i am entirely happy with!

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  9. omg lovely hair color *-* it really looks good on you ^-^

    Love * Monstros no Armário

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  10. the blue is awesome :) I have dyed my hair soo many random colours in my past!! I may have to do a blog post including pictures haha. it's been turquoise, pink, red, all sorts!! x

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    1. thanks :) and you totally should! i'd love to see!

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  11. i made up my own color, and it's conservative, but it's so good and perfect for me, that strangers stop me and ask me about my color. so i know what you mean by conversation pieces


    this is my contribution: lamb's wool

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    1. nice :) you're so brave- i would be scared to do my own colour!

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  12. Lovely locks :o) Our girls loved to wear their hair in different hairdos when they were little...and one of the favorites was the "bun-sack" ...AKA "snood".

    I have never dyed my hair...and now I have lots of white growing in...so I'm kinda waiting to see if the white will give me some kind of a "streaked" look...

    Blessings & Aloha!
    If you get a chance to come by, please be sure to let me know with a comment :o)

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    1. thanks! hopefully your white streaks look gorgeous :)

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  13. OH MY GOSH the blue looks so divine. Any plans on making it permanent?

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    1. thanks :) probably not- i think i'd get sick of it. i would do it or another colour again though!

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  14. uMMM....excUUUUUSE me!

    You have gorgeous hair! I kind of like the blue ombre but I totally like the up do!

    What a lovely lassie you are! I shall live vicariously through your luscious locks!

    Thanks for linking.

    A+

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    1. awww, thank you! funnily enough, ever since posting this, i've found my hair cooperating O.o perhaps all the lovely positive comments i've recieved have led to its happiness?

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