Quickest Up-Do for Long Hair

March 21 · 0 comments

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Imagine you have long hair and it’s super thick to boot. You’ve got kids running around waiting on you to finish getting ready for the day. You stand in front of the mirror deciding, again, “what am I going to do with my hair today?” The pony tail is getting old & causing more issues than helping, and you don’t really know what else to do with it without spending at least 30 minutes on it. To quote Sweet Brown, “Ain’t nobody got time for dat.”

That was my situation a few years ago. I needed help.  I got some church ladies together and they showed me different styles to do my hair.  I finally settled on a bun that was quick and easy. Fast forward 5 years later. My hair is twice as long and I still use this same tried and true hair style, so it has definitely withstood the test of time.

But you know, this tutorial would’ve never seen the light of day if a few friends from church hadn’t asked me how I do my hair.  It so happens, that one of my assignments for this blogging course I am going through suggested answering a question I receive often. Crazy right? The question regarding my hairstyle was very frequent that day & so I figured I should share that answer in a post.  So here it goes….

The first step is really basic: Collect all your hair up into a ponytail.

Next, you’re going to start twisting your hair …

… and then wrapping it around the base of your ponytail. Should be similar to a donut shape.

Once your hair makes a full circle, put your fingers in through the hole and pull the rest of your hair through like you would a ponytail.

This makes a knot around the base of your ponytail and removes some of the length. It should look something like this:

fun fact: the lighter ends of my hair are from when I got it permed 7 years ago.

Now, you wrap the remaining hair around & under the knot you just made. Try to make it tight so that the knot doesn’t sag over time. You’ll feel it when you walk or turn your head and in my opinion, it gets annoying.

Then, once you’ve got it wrapped and tucked under your bun, hold it in place with butterfly clips.  Here’s what it should look like when you’re done.

I use 4 medium-sized clips and that usually does the trick.  But, real life happens (i.e. chasing children) and my bun does need readjusting on occasion. When, not if, this happens I remove the clips and twist the whole bun like a jar lid, re-clipping it when it’s tight again.

Is that quick and simple enough? The best part is that this hairstyle doesn’t require any gel, or hairspray, or a million bobby pins. I’d say it’s a win-win in my book.  And now, it’s one less thing you have to think about when getting ready in the mornings.

Tell me in the comments below how you style your hair in the morning. Do you have suggestions for other up-dos?

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