Beauty / How To

Sleepy Friday hair.

I was exhausted this morning. Exhausted like the back of your legs hurt for no reason and you finish your dream while in the shower kind of morning. Since today was a short day — and the start to a long weekend, hooraaayyy! — I had decided to try a new hair-do, but because I was exhausted I didn’t really want to follow directions or dry my hair. What I ended up with was a cross between weirdly fancy and perfectly messy; I bet it will look wonderful next time.


I was originally trying to follow the Hot Crossed Bun tutorial from The Beauty Department, but ended up going my own way. I haven’t perfected French braiding at an angle and my hair never looks that nice in a bun unless I’ve curled it first or am using bun donut.

Instead, I braided two one-inch sections on either side of my face loosely, then pulled the remainder of my hair into a ponytail. I rolled my ponytail up in a bun donut, wrapped the braids across the back of my head and around the bun, then tucked the ends under and pinned like crazy. ย It pretty much stayed nicely in place all day, only changing a little as it dried to morph into a messier look.

I should make a little note to self… This was not the right way to have my hair up during a storm. Loose up-dos always looks awful once they get rained on, and the wind didn’t help much either. I think the only perk of the rain was that it put me in the mindset for a post-work nap.

We might be revising out long weekend plans because of the rain; we were planning on going to the CWE Greek Festival, which is outdoors. I contemplated going out this evening, but once I realized I could drink at home in pajamas while watching a movie any motivation to move disappeared. I think I need some inspiration to accomplish something this weekend… Maybe I should work on a new project!ย Ideas, anyone?


5 thoughts on “Sleepy Friday hair.

    • Thank you! And yes, you do– they are so worth it! While the rolled up sock trick works fine this stays in place a little better, at least for me. I found mine for something like $1.99 at H&M (random, I know) but I bet Sally’s has them. Plus they come in hair-like colors, so even if a strand goes out of place they stay blended in. Convenient!

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