One a day, plus iron -
[Recent Entries][Archive][Friends][User Info]
|More pony conditioning. Fiddler is not liking the heat. I am not liking the not-so-easyboots. By the time I get 'em on him, I'm sweating. Oh, well.|
In other news, I am attempting to wear my hair up more often. Up being "not in a high braided ponytail" despite the fact that said HBP has been my go-to hairstyle for the last... ten years? A good long while, anyway. The problem with the HBP is that my hair (currently hangs to the tops of my jeans pockets) is now long enough that the ends suffer damage and wear from being in the HBP. My hair didn't used to be long enough for that to be an issue, but now it is. So, I need new hairstyles.
I'd bitched previously about the dearth of good updos for excessively long hair and so this is a thing, this finding hairstyles for uncommonly long hair. While gloriously overdone Pentecostal hairdos are awesome, they won't hold up for my life at work or at play. I need sturdy everyday hair.
Enter Torrin Paige, who has a youtube channel chock-full of styles for exceedingly long hair. She demonstrates them on her own hair, which is well-behaved and impressively thick. While my hair is not as well-behaved and nowhere near as thick, her videos are clear and helpful. I particularly like the fact that she does her own hair instead of doing someone else's hair -- being able to see how the hands move when doing one's own hair is very important for me to "get" it on my own head. (This is why CuteGirlsHairstyles does not work well for me. I do my own hair, not someone else's. You'd think the problem would be more "You're over forty and should not be wearing young hairstyles like that." but no. The problem is that I can't see how my own hands should be to make the styles.)
So now I have some hairstyles that are stupid simple and hold up well. The nautilus bun held with one stick is quickly becoming my go-to hairstyle. This thing is amazing. It is robust. It's fast. It looks nice and tidy. It's comfortable enough to wear all day. I also like the braided chinese bun, also with one stick. It's sturdy, secure, tidy, and a change of pace. It takes longer due to the braiding part, though. Today's effort is a cinnabun held with two hair clips. It feels a bit less secure, but that may be due to the hair clips and lower tension of the hairdo.
Research continues, of course. If you happen to have excessively long hair (and I know some of you do) and would like more ways to Do Things with it, check out Torrin Paige, who is chipper and upbeat while happily teaching the internet about styling long hair.
Wow. I had no idea there were so many kinds of buns. I may actually end up with slick non-lopsided bunnage from this...