Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I whip my hurr back and forth.

So I received an ever-so-flattering text from my friend Rilee a little while ago just begging me to post about my pony-tails. My pony-tails? Yes. Now I'm no master at the art of beauty or anything, but apparently she is a fan of my versatile pony-tails. I'm a pony-tail addict for two reasons: 
1. They are quick, and keep err-thing outta your face.
2. They are the perfect fix to the ol' "I have no time to shower and gotta run" issue.

SO, in honoring one of my best friends and greatest cheerleader's request, here are my top three pony-tails.
Now, I attempt to try not to look like a greasy lazy slob, so to hide these very attractive qualities in myself, these are the semi-stylish up-do's I rock.

This is the "Curly Pony". Basically I lightly curl my hair with my Chi (straightener) just by wrapping my hair around the chi while slowly pulling it down. 
I swear by that baby. 
If you don't have one, here's what they are:

I lil pricey, but totally worth it!
 Anywho, I spray, spray, spray and scrunch up those curls to give them a little volume, put it all up in a elastic, pull the hair out away from my head in random parts so it's not nice and smooth against my head, and I tighten it high on top of my head, cheerleader style! Bada-bing, bada boom= curly pony tail. You may also notice the little ribbon to top it all off. Bows make everything better! I love them, and I'd highly recommend them. I used to get made fun of when I worked at DQ because I always childishly had a bow in my hair. My mommy tied them for me :)


Next, the "Straight pony". It's pretty self explanatory. Basically, I have straight hair, I spray it was my hair spray, usually flip my hair upside down, spray some more, shake my head around, so the hair is a little messy, throw it up in a pony, tighten high, same ol' thing, and there you go.

Now, the hair spray I use is DI-VINE, because it is:

a. CHEAP! aka: less than 3 dolores.
b. It smells SOOOO good. No joke.
c. It holds the hair really well. This stuff gives me better volume than all that expensive stuff.
 I use the Herbal Essence Hair spray as shown here:

Serrriously. I swear by this stuff.

Lastly, and probably my favorite is the "Crimped pony". Now, I have a little video to show how I crimp my hair with my straightener, because that is also very commonly asked me. The video stalls and is a little slow at first, be patient, you'll get the idea. 

video

Anyway, I crimp and spray like a mad woman. Scrunch ladies, scrunch! I like this because the curls in themselves make the pony tail imperfect by itself which I love. Also, the key to curling nice shapely curls is that you don't curl the same day you shower. The natural oils in your hair act as hair spray in itself, and it makes you feel a little less like a slob. I also like this because It only takes about 15 minutes to do. Chi straighteners are a beautiful thing.

Before I throw my hair up in the pony tail, it'll look like this:


And here it is when It is thrown up on my head!


And there you have it! The "Crimped Pony".

Now that I feel totally silly for taking, let alone posting that many pictures of myself, there you have it. I actually got a compliment on that crimped pony-tail from a guy at church, so it can't be that bad right?

Hopefully that sums it up for you Rilee, I love you girl!

As for all you other ladies, lazy just got a whole lot nicer.
Questions?
Try it, and make sure you send me a picture when you do!

4 comments:

  1. OMG! That's so beautiful, I like your blog.. you could make more about this... :)

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  2. ok... love love love the blog! you are stinkin adorable!
    xoxo
    elsha rae.

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  3. You have the best hair!!! That length is exactly what I'm going for... I love all of the looks, especially curly pony :0)

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