Thursday, March 15, 2018

Le Hair Donut

Oh heyyyy friend. Let's talk hair, shall we?

Confession. I don't wash my hair daily. Or every other day. More like twice a week. I know that probably sounds gross, but I don't really get oily hair until about Day 4/5. That is when I have start getting creative with my hair.

My typical hair schedule goes as follows:
  • Day 1: Hair down
  • Day 2: Hair down
  • Day 3: Hair half up, half down
  • Day 4: Bun
  • Day 5: Depending on what my evening was like the night before, I either have clean hair and can wear down or dirty hair and need to do another bun/up do.
I've been on this endeavor to spruce up the ol' bun. As much I attempt to do the 'messy bun' that looks effortlessly perfect on those chicks on Instagram *side eye*, I always end up looking like an old lady librarian. Not cute.

When I need hair inspiration, I always look to Allison (aka PinkLouLou) because her Instagram feed is pretty much #hairgoals, #makeupgoals, and #fashiongoals. Here are just a few pics that I snagged from her feed but you can go look for yourself.

She used to be a big blogger back in the hay day and she shared a lot of her hair & beauty tricks including sharing her secret that she wears hair extensions to give her hair some fullness. That is what I feel my up do's are missing, particularly the bun. I'm not adventurous enough to try extensions but I know there are other hair tool options that can help me obtain the fullness I'm in search of.

In comes the hair donut. Essentially a donut shaped hair tool that helps add volume to a bun.

A few week ago, I purchased two (small and large) from Forever 21 and began searching for tutorials on YouTube. After trying a couple ways, I think that I've figured out how to achieve the look that I've been wanting. I use the small size donut because the larger size was obnoxious.

**Please excuse the exhausted look on my face. This was taken after a 10 hour work day. 

Okay, so not at Pinkloulou level, but not bad for a beginner! I've even got a little baby poof action going on. I discovered the wonders of dry shampoo when you need a little umph. This picture doesn't really do it justice. I feel like it looks a little better in person, but you get the idea.

Y'all this is just the beginning! Let's see what other looks I can make happen...


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