Thank you for the lovely suggestions for changing up easy hairstyles. I will certainly be trying some of those ideas out.
I thought you might be interested in seeing some of the hairstyles that I have done recently.
I often end up with a messy ponytail look, no matter what style I do—especially because of the humidity that causes my hair to curl in unusual places. However, it’s worth a few extra minutes each morning to try something different.
Here are a few ways that I have changed things up the past few weeks.
On Monday I experimented with a variation on a bun. I needed something that would take me through errands in the morning and working on the house later in the day. Since my hair is still fairly short and layered, a regular bun that stays in place can sometimes be difficult to achieve. A few little buns work just fine though.
This is my favorite way to wear a ponytail, but my hair is still short enough that hairs slowly fall out in the back. So, I have to use bobby pins.
I’m not a fan of very large pompadours, but I think slight pompadours provide a nice look.
What I really prefer is a ponytail that has a bit of “poof” all the way around the hairline. Usually to get this look, I’ll backcomb a bit around the hairline, and make sure not to flatten it out while pulling hair into the ponytail.
You can also achieve this look without backcombing. Just tie the ponytail a little bit loose and slowly tighten the ponytail, then carefully pull your hair up at the hairline a section at a time. This method requires a lot practice, and it is not as dramatic of a “poof.”
I usually part my hair off-center, according to my cowlick, for this style.
I don’t do this one very often lately, because it is hot and humid. So, the fewer hairs that are given the opportunity to stick to my neck, the better.
Sometimes I wear a vintage headscarf. I especially like to wear bright scarves, like this one that I just found the other day.
I’ve been wishing my hair was just a little longer so that I could try different types of braids. My only real option is to do french braids, and I often don’t have the time for those because it takes so long with the layers. Oh well, soon enough.