Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Something happened to my hair last night

Most days I don't really "do" my hair. I might run a straightener through it, or put some thickening cream or mousse in it, but normally I just leave it in what's comfortable and let it run it's course. Most of the time I put it up in a messy bun, because this gets my hair out of my face, looks cute, and best of all it gives me the best waves ever when I take it out. 

With that said, last night it just happened that I went to sleep with my hair in a bun. This morning when I woke up and got ready, I noticed that my hair had taken on a life of its own:


Normally the "straight out of the bun" hair looks good, but this was more like "prancing around in my loincloth" hair - not a good look.
Luckily for me, flattening out my hair is never a problem, but building up volume is. So, I put in some mousse at the roots to hold the volume, and I used John Frieda's Secret Weapon Finishing Creme to soften my dry ends.

I really like these products. They smell nice and do what they're supposed to. The mousse keeps the volume in nicely without feeling too crunchy. The finishing creme is basically like lotion for your hair. It works immediately and takes absolutely no effort.

5 minutes later I had hair that I could be seen in public with:

I believe that the curls/waves I get from putting my hair up in a bun are better than any curls I can get from a curling iron, straightener, or any styling product, not to mention a hundred times easier and quicker.
Oftentimes when I'm in a hurry to get ready, and I want to get some volume and texture in my hair, I will put my hair in a bun while I'm putting on my makeup or getting dressed and then take it down when I'm done.
I love the loose, messy waves that result and I can get every strand in one shot.

So, that was my little hair story of the day. Do you guys do this too? If not, give it a shot if you've got straight flat hair like me =)

22 comments:

  1. You hair looks so lovely and healthy! When I leave my hair in a bun overnight it just comes out as a wierd kink in the morning :( x

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  2. you have such gorgeous hair! I WISH my hair could look like that after having it in a bun!

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  3. OMG, your after pic is gorgeous! I wish I could get my hair to look like that! xo

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  4. Wow what a great end result! I'm impressed by what those products can do!

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  5. Looool Vida you're too cute! Great post, I actually can't believe I wasn't coming more often before, I love your blog so much !!! Your hair looks fab and I'll try the products you used hehe

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  6. You are so, so gorgeous!!! I think your hair looks great both before and after - love a bit of volume! xx

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  7. such a funny post, you look cute with and without messy hair. Love Sia x

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  8. Great post (: My hair usually ends up like your hair in the first picture when i leave it in a bun so i will definitely try what you did next time :)

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  9. Your curles look fabulous when it comes from a bun! I'm still waiting till my hair is bit longer for a bun :D

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  10. LOL I often get weird hair when I take it out of the bun hehe! Yours look beautiful x

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  11. easier way to get natrual volume out of your hair, you look wonderful! <3

    xo

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  12. "prancing around in my loincloth" LMAO xD I like to put my hair in loose minibuns to get a wavy look the next morning, sometimes it comes out exactly the way I want it other times just like your first pic xP

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  13. I love you in both the 2 pics,I heart waves!My hair stylist always told me "you should look amazing curled" but is not easy to obtain such a smart waves!
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  14. I love the first photo. So cute. This is me every morning. I can never get the bun to come out right but I am definitely going to try the John Frida finishing cream! Thanks for the tip.

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  15. great post :)
    thanks for sharing!! x

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  16. Awwwww you look so cute in your messy hair haha :P
    and yeah.. I mostly let my hair in it's natural state. Or I make it into a bun :)

    I've tried the John F. anti frizz and it's really good yes ^^

    anyway xxx

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  17. loove your blog!! i just followed :) love your hair it looks fab x

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  18. that first picture makes me laugh every time lol

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  19. I have to give that mousse a try. You have gorgeous hair. x

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  20. I am LOVING your hair! You have such full and beautiful hair :D Those styling products are amazing!!!! :P I have extremely curly hair which I permanently straightened recently, so I can't do what you do with it :p

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