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There are three types of women out there. Which one are you?
1. There are those that have naturally beautiful coloring. Their skin might be porcelain or olive but it radiates smooth elegance. Their long lashes and exquisite bone structure are only complimented by make up, not masked by it. I can readily admit I am NOT one of those women.
Without a little eyeliner, mascara, and something on my lips, I seem to disappear into the background. And luckily, I’ve got my make up routine down to about 5 minutes. It just makes me look a little more alive. And I’m fine with that. I mean, yes, I’m still envious of all you beautiful people but I work with what I’ve got.
2. There are those that have perfectly stylish hair. You know the type. They come out of the pool or the shower, let their hair air dry, maybe run their fingers through their luscious waves and they’re good to go. Guess what? I am not one of those women either.
My hair is fine, thin, and very flyaway-ish. I usually have to do something with it even if it means pulling it back out of my face.
3. You’ve probably guessed that the third type of woman is one who needs hair and make up help every day. That’s me. I throw on some make up and I’ll probably pull my hair back in some way to make myself look pulled together. Sounds easy enough, right?
Ah, easier said than done. Which is why I’m creating my very first ever Hair Tutorial for Fine, Straight Hair.
Let’s deconstruct, shall we?
The first hairstyle is no hairstyle at all. But if you’re going to go au natural, you might want to blow dry your hair to smooth it. At the very least, you’ll want to use a brush designed for clean radiance, like the Goody Clean Radiance hair brush which can be purchased at Walmart. There are signs everywhere for it. Trust me, you’ll find it.
As you can tell from the packaging, it has copper bristles for healthier shine, reduces buildup for healthier looking hair, and the bristles are situated in a flexible cushion pad so it feels like you’re getting a little massage.
DISCLAIMER: Results based on consumer usage and perception study
I’ve been using mine for a good two weeks and I couldn’t even get it clean enough to show you. In fact, I’ve been using my brush at least twice a day in what I call my “Marcia Brady moment.” Wasn’t Marcia’s hair every girl’s envy in the 70s? So if you’re wearing it down, go for smooth, sleek, and shiny.
But sometimes you need to bring in supporting players.
For the second hairstyle which may seem simply like a ponytail, okay, well, it is. Get a good elastic band like the Goody Ouchless and use your Goody Clean Radiance brush to bring it all neatly back into a low to medium ponytail. It sounds like common sense but if you have fine, straight hair, you know that our hair tends to have weird separation and “bubbles” when we pull out hair back. Again, going for smooth and sleek.
The third hairstyle should not be confused with the second. While it may look the same, this is actually a high ponytail. Unless you’ve put curls in your hair or otherwise magically created volume, don’t do this. It just doesn’t look good. It emphasizes that your hair is actually pretty flat.
The fourth hairstyle is where we go for an actual updo. I call the one “the ponytail bun.”
Bring your hair up on top of your head like you’re going to do a regular ponytail and as your bringing the band around for the second time, DON’T PULL YOUR HAIR ALL THE WAY THROUGH. Leave the ends hanging out the front of the band on top of your head and secure the rest in a bun shape. It won’t be perfect but it will fool many people into thinking you know what you’re doing.
The fifth hairstyle is actually a variation on the fourth with a little trick I picked up in Canada. I call it the “braid bun.” Don’t be scared. You can do it.
Put your hair in a real, live ponytail on top of your head (or wherever you want the bun situated). While keeping your head upside down (that’s what worked for me), braid the ponytail and then swing it around the band and secure with Goody Stay Tight Bobby Pins.
Don’t worry about the loose ends. That’s what’s next. The final trick is to pull out the braid a little bit. Make it look messy, like you meant to have stray hairs. Add a little hairspray for good measure and in seconds (or minutes), you’re can’t-walk-out-of-the-house-like-this hair looks like you wanted to walk out looking exactly like this.
Have hair like mine? I’d love to hear your trade secrets for finished hair with hardly any effort.