Category Archives: Hair styles

Basic Wand Curls


Here’s how to do some basic wand curls, the wand I used for these curls was a conical curling wand, size 32mm-19mm.

Items needed: curling wand, hair sectioning clips, hairspray….

  1. Begin by sectioning of your hair into 3 even sections (one bottom, one middle and one top) depending on the thickness of your hair you may not need to have as many sections.
  2. Once your wand has heated up to the right temperature setting..
  3. Grab a small section of hair and twist it around the wand..
  4. Hold for 10-15 seconds.. and then let the hair drop into your hand and let cool for a for seconds..
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 until you finish the first layer of hair…
  6. Lightly spray with hairspray if desired…
  7. then let down the middle section and repeat steps 3-4
  8. When you get to the top layer (if you have a side part, make sure you part your hair down the middle.. )
  9. Repeat steps 3-4 and once finished, let your hair cool for a minute of two..
  10. Then re-part you hair to where you would usually have your part…
  11. And you’re done!

For any questions ect. please comment below ūüėČ

Dutch Braid Fishtail Combo


Items you will need: hair brush and comb, 2-3 hair elastics, 1 hair tie and a few bobby pins. Optional:(hairspray)

  1. begin by dutch braiding the top section of the hair..
  2. continue braiding until you reach the back of the head..
  3.  and secure with a hair tie..
  4. once secured in a ponytail, begin fishtail briading..
  5. when you reach the end of your fishtail braid secure with an elastic..
  6. and finish with hairspray as desired..

For a different look put the fishtail braid up into a bun.

As always, feel free to leave a comment telling me what you think. ūüėČ

How to create a Braided updo


Items you will need: hair brush, 2-3 hair elastics, 1 hair tie and a handful of bobby pins.

  1. to start of with you will need to part your hair off to one side….
  2. separate a small section of hair from the front and french braid it until you get to just in front of your ear…
  3. then finish it off with a plait, and secure with an elastic…
  4. then go back and gently tug on the outside edges of the braid to make it look bigger and softer..
  5. keep the braid out of the way while you gather all of the rest of your hair in to a messy bun..
  6. once you have the bun where you want it, secure it with bobby pins…
  7. and the wrap the braid around the bun and secure into place with a few more bobby pins.
  8. add hairspray if desired.

I hope you liked this hairstyle, and please leave a comment below, letting me know what you think ūüėÄ

How to do a Loop Braid


My really important tip is that you wet done the hair so that it is easier to work with and it will help the braid to stay secure.

What you will need: Brush or comb, spray bottle, 1 small hair elastic, and hairspray.

Time: 10-15 minutes

Skill Level: Hard

Step-by-Step:

  1. Begin by brushing all the hair away from the face…
  2. Take a small section of hair, near the temple, and divide it into three strands…
  3. Start a French Braid by completing one stitch, (braid down diagonally around the back) …
  4. Now on the outside strand of the French Braid, the strand closest to the ear, section off a small piece of hair and hand it to someone to hold or clip it out of the way…
  5. Next pick up some new hair from the bottom (not the piece you just got rid off) and add it into the bottom strand, like you would in a normal French Braid…
  6. Cross the new gathered strand over the middle strand…
  7. Now, on the outside strand closest to the top of the head, section off a smaller strand of hair, and hand it to someone to hold or clip it out of way…
  8. Add in some new hair to the top section, like you would in a French braid…
  9. Cross the entire gathered section of hair over the middle strand…
  10. Go back to the outside edge, nearest the ear again, and section off a small strand of hair and hand it to someone to hold..
  11. Now reach underneath and grab the first tiny strand of hair you originally handed or clipped out of the way.
  12. And add that small stand of hair into the original bottom section, while also picking up some new hair to add in…
  13. Cross that entire gathered section over the middle strand…
  14. And repeat Steps 4-13, using the two outside edge strands, over and over again…
  15. After you braid about 3-4 full stitches down, go back and gently tug on the first loops you had created. This will loosen the loops, and create the lacy look you see in the photos.
  16. Continue this in a diagonal direction across the back of the head…
  17. When you get to the nape of neck and run out of hair to add in, simply continue the same braiding pattern, only without adding in hair. (Or if you have loose ends coming out just finish off with a normal three strand plait.)

If you would like a video tutorial on this braid please leave a comment below.

How to do Rag curls


Today I’ll ¬†show you how to do No-Heat curls! This is something everyone seems to always be looking for. I have done these on myself quite a few times before and they may not work out straight away,¬†but once you get the hang of it, they are actually very easy and will turn out great! But today I’ll show you how to do them on my sisters.

Items Needed:  you will need some bits of cloth or a old t-shirt ripped up into approx. 15- 18 centimeter strips, spray bottle, and a comb or brush.

(Rather than using a cut up t-shirt, you can actually use something just as effective, which you are sure to have around the house… paper towels!)

Time Requirement: roughly 30 minutes or less depending on your hair and length.

Skill Level: Medium

Instructions:

Night: It will depend on how much hair you have so you will have to judge for yourself, on how many rag strips you will need.

The trick is to mist¬†your hair with water, but only until it is just¬†damp, if it’s any wetter the curls won’t dry properly and then they will not work.

Starting at the ends, wrap a ¬†medium sized section of your hair around one of the strips of cloth and then slowly roll it upward.¬† Once you reach your desired height, gently tie the strip in place.¬† Make sure that you tie the strip tight enough; so they won’t fall out in the night.

Once you have tied all your hair up in bundles, wrap a thin scarf around your head and tie it up for bed,  I found this actually makes them more comfortable to sleep in and it helps the curls from being frizzy in the morning.

Morning: ¬†Don‚Äôt worry if some of the bundles slipped out a bit. Gently unravel all the bundles, and if you want to, gently separate the sections in half so they aren’t in super uniform curls.

(Now my tip is, to test these curls out, before you have to go out, or for a special occasion, so if they don’t work out the first time you will know what to do to make them better the next time, and won’t have to go out with a big frizzy mess!¬†)

*BONUS*

I’m actually going to show you an alternative to rags as well….Foam rollers! ¬†They are pretty cheap and can be found at two dollar shops (where I found mine), they are also good for if you have short hair because the are easier to put in and they aren’t as tight when you take them out in the morning ūüėČ .

 

Time: 20 minutes depending on your hair length (if you have short hair they should only take around 10 minutes).

Instructions:

Follow the rag curls steps, because they’re pretty straight foreword, only just clip the rollers in place instead of tying them. You really need to make sure that you only JUST¬†WET the hair so its damp otherwise they won’t dry.

I hope ¬†this post was helpful:) . For any tips or questions on the rag/foam roller curls, please leave a comment below. ūüôā And¬†I ¬†apologize for the inconsistent lighting in the photos. (We were having some very cloudy wet days, so I couldn’t take the pictures outside. ūüôā

How to create a waterfall braid


 

By Clare

Today I will show you how to create the waterfall braid. It is a braid that can look very complicated but, in fact, its fairly simple once you know how to do a French braid. I have even done it on myself (in picture no. 3). So be sure to try it out!

 

Items Needed: Brush or comb, spray bottle, 1 small hair elastic, bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5 minutes

Skill Level: medium

  1. Begin by picking up a small section of hair where you want to start the braid {I started on the front, above the right eye}…
  2. Divide this small section into three strands…
  3. Begin a normal French braid.
  4. Do one complete stitch by taking the outside strands over the middle strand once…
  5. You now drop the right hand piece and let it fall out of the way.
  6. This is where it gets a little tricky… now pick up a small section of hair to add back into the braid and add it back as the right hand piece. You have basically just dropped the right hand strand and replaced it with a new strand in the exact same location.
  7. Now take that right hand strand and cross it over the middle strand.…
  8. You then add hair to the top strand {this is exactly what you would do with a regular French braid) and cross it over the middle strand…
  9. You have now just finished your second stitch of the braid at this point.
  10. Repeat steps 4-8 over and over again until you get to a point where you want to finish off the braid.
  11. Using the three remaining strands, create a basic braid down the remainder of the hair and secure with an elastic, or pin the ends underneath some hair to hide them.

Please leave a comment telling us what you think of this braid, if your not sure how to, click here.

How to create a Fishtail braid


By Clare

As it is Holy Thursday today I thought I would post one more hairstyle before Easter.

“While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the¬†disciples, and said, ‘take, eat; this is my body. Then He took a cup,and after giving thanks He gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it all of you; for this is my blood of the¬†covenant, which is¬†poured¬†out¬†for many for the forgiveness of sins.‘ ” Matt 26.14
Untitled

So today I wanted to show you 2 different ways that you can wear a fishtail braid, I really like how with a fishtail braid you make it look so different by just adding bigger/smaller sections into the braid. It is also very easy to do, in fact if you know how to do a normal 3 strand plait you can definitely do this one.

Items Needed: Brush,  comb, spray bottle, 1 hair band, 1 small hair elastic, hairspray and accessory {if desired}.

Time Requirement: 5-8 minutes

Skill Level: easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by combing all the hair into a high ponytail or desired location of the braid and secure with a hair band {I sprayed the hair with water first, to make the hair neater}…
  2. Separate the hair into two equal sections…
  3. Next take a small sliver of hair from the outside edge of the right section, and take it over the rest of that same section and combine it into the left section {in a reverse fishtail braid, you would go under the section of hair, and not over}…
  4. Now take a small sliver of hair from the outside edge of the left section, and take it over the rest of that section, and combine it into the right section {simply the opposite of Step #3}…
  5. Continue Steps 3 & 4 over and over again until you run out of hair…
  6. When you get to the end of your braid, secure it with a hair elastic.

Please feel free to leave a comment below telling me what you think of this post.¬†Also if you haven’t commented before and would like to, but your not sure how, please click here:¬†https://catholichomeschoolaustralia.com/how-to-use-this-site/¬†

 

Hairstyles for Easter


By Clare

If you are like me I am always looking for new hairstyles for special occasions. So in the next week or so, I will post some hairstyles for Easter!

Items Needed: Brush, comb, spray bottle, 2-3 small hair elastics.

Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Begin by parting the hair in the middle…
  2. Grab a medium-sized section of hair starting at the part line …
  3. Begin a simple 3-strand plait, only make one of the strands a lot thinner than the other two, {as you braid, you’ll notice a different look to the braid, which is fine}…
  4. Continue braiding the hair, until you reach the ends……
  5.  Secure with an elastic …
  6. Now, go back and gently pull a little bit the on the of the larger strands to loosen up the braid…
  7. Next, go to the other side of the head and repeat steps 2-6…
  8. Secure both braids at the back of the head with a small elastic…
  9. And your done!

If I get up to 5 comments on this post I will possibly film a video tutorial on the next hairstyle, so please leave a comment below letting me know what you think of this hairstyle.

How to do a French braid


By Clare

I got a comment asking what a French braid was, so today I will show you.

I like how there is so many different ways to wear a French braid with a side part, middle part, diagonally braided, or just straight down the head (shown in the pictures)

Items Needed: Brush,comb, spray bottle, 1 hair tie, hairspray {if desired}

Time Requirement: 2-8 minutes

Skill Level: easy

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Divide a small section of hair where you want the braid to start (usually at the crown of the head) into three even sections.
2. Cross the right hand section over the middle section. (The original right hand section is now the middle section).
3. Cross the left hand section over the middle section. (The original left hand section is now the middle section).
4. Grab a small section of hair from the right and add the new section of hair to the existing section on the right and then cross it over the middle section
5. Again grab a small section of hair on the left  add this hair to the existing section on the left and then cross it over the middle section.
6. continue steps 4-5 until you run out of hair to add in, finish the braid off with a normal 3 strand plait, secure the ends with an elastic.

And there you have the French braid!

How to create a wrap around Dutch braid


by Clare

Items Needed: Brush or comb, spray bottle, one hair tie, hairspray {if desired}, (optional) a few bobby pins

Time Requirement: 5-10 minutes

Skill Level:  Medium

 Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Part the hair, using the comb, from ear to ear across the top of the head…
  2. Secure the back half of the hair with a hair tie to keep it out of the way for now…
  3. Now begin a Dutch braid near the left ear (essentially a reverse French braid) .
  4. As you go along, try to keep the braid as close to the hair line as possible, towards the front of the face…
  5. Continue braiding, in this same way, until you get to just before the right ear and release the remaining hair and continue adding hair into the braid down and around the back of the head until you run out of hair at the other ear…
  6. At this point, you can continue on by finishing a simple braid down the remaining hair, and secure with an elastic
  7. I prefer to pancake the braid, by tugging on the elbows of the braid, to flatten it and help the braid look bigger and looser.  {You do not have to do this, but I love how it looks!}

If you would like more posts like this, leave a comment below telling me what kind of hairstyles you would like to see.

%d bloggers like this: