4 Easy Summer Up-doo’s

I want to show you 4 easy up-doo’s that can be done in less than 3 minutes with shoulder length or longer hair.
All you need is rubber bands, and hair pins.
These styles are great if you don’t have much time or don’t feel like washing your hair some days.
I will let you know I only wash my hair twice a week, seldom blow it dry, and in fact I don’t even use a comb or brush.  
I was a stylist back in the day and I am all about easy doo’s.
 To achieve this look:
  • Start at the crown (if you have bangs) with a small section of hair and start twisting.
  • Grab small sections and add them to the twist as you go (somewhat like adding small amounts to a french braid).
  • Work from right to left over your head.  
  • When you get to the end of your first row, start going across your head in the opposite direction, grabbing sections and twisting as you go. (This will be one continuous twist zig-zagging across your head).
  • When all your hair is twisted and you are down to the nape, tuck the tail in using a hair pin.
To achieve this look:
  • Part your hair into two sections.
  • The first section will run from ear to ear across the back of your head.
  • The remaining hair will be the second section.
  • Put both sections into ponytails.  (It will look like one ponytail on top of another.)
  • Twist each tail around the rubber band as if you were making a bun.  
  • Use a hair pin to secure the tail.
  • I leave any stray hairs sticking out, it gives it a fun, playful look. 
 To achieve this look:
  • Part your hair into two sections down the center of your head.
  • Make a ponytail on each side.
  • Twist the tail around the rubber band as if you were making a bun.
  • Use a hair pin to secure the tail.
  • Again let the strays go where they will, the less perfect it is the better.
To achieve this look:
  • Part your hair into three sections.  One down the middle, and on on each side.
  • Made 3 ponytails across the nape of your neck.
  • Braid each ponytail.
  • Wrap each braid around the rubber band and secure with a hair pin.
All these looks are super fast.
Another trick I have is:
I never wash my hair with shampoo.  I think with age, our hair gets dryer and looses it luster, but not with this method.
  • Wet hair thoroughly. (I always do mine in the shower)
  • Massage Moroccan Oil Hydration into scalp (the same way you would if it was shampoo).
  • Run additional Moroccan Oil the rest of the way through your hair to the ends.
  • Let sit for 8 minutes. (This is when you can do all your washing, shaving, and all those other girly things.)
  • Rinse (just as you would shampoo.)
  • Towel dry.
I use this method twice a week, to keep my hair from drying out.
The other 5 days of the week I wear a sexy shower cap while showering.  Just ask my hubby if you don’t believe me, it is a sexy sight.
I hope you try some of these easy doo’s, they are great tricks to use if you are trying to grow your hair out also.

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  1. Dawn, that is one more thing we have in common. I too was a hairdresser back in the day. My daughter, Dawn, is a hairdresser also. Your doos look very stylish.

  2. I really love this. The first one is so cute. I am confused by it so I think I will practice on my daughter. I love the hair stuff idea too but gosh I work in the yard every day and I think my head would get stinky. My kids are always pulling plant life from my hair. I know it is drying for it and I color mine too.

  3. So cute Dawn! I had a sexy little up do today. HA!!! Mine is driving me NUTS!! I mean NUTSO CRAZY!!!
    I will be so relieved if I can make it another month!
    I thought you used Wen? I use Dermorganic. Which my daughter says is like Wen.
    3 x a week.
    : ) Kris

  4. Nice updos, Dawn. That is interesting about the Morrocan Oil. So…is it actually an OIL? Doesn’t your hair feel oily after using it several times in a row? My hair is really dry so I am quite interested in it. I guess I don’t understand how it cleans? xo Diana

  5. Your updo look fabulous on you, Dawn. So much cooler and cuter for the summer. I have been using Moroccan Oil on my hair for about 4 years. However, I use it after I shampoo it. It really has helped keep my hair healthy. I will try your method of using it like a shampoo.

  6. Cute! I will have to give them a try; thanks for sharing
    Have a great weekend! 🙂

  7. Interesting! I’ve never heard of this product but will look for it.


  8. Dawn
    A stylist, now that explains why you have such good fashion sense!
    I prefer the last one with the buns. However, my hair is so thin, I doubt I could make one scrawny bun.
    Thanks for the tips.

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