3 Days of Curly Hairstyles
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A couple weeks ago, I wrote this post and shared about my choice to change my hair back from red to brown. Although leaving my vibrant red hair behind has made me a bit sad, it’s been nice to let my hair take a break from all the chemical dying I was doing to maintain the color. I also shared how I was switching around my hair care products and bringing in the new John Frieda Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Colour Deepening Shampoo and Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Colour Deepening Conditioner into my routine, along with the Brilliant Brunette® Visibly Deeper™ Colour Deepening Treatment. I found these at Walmart a few weeks ago (although you can order them online, too!) These three products combine together to create a system that deepens brown hair up to one shade darker and allows you to skip frequent visits to the salon. Since I’m trying to get my hair to heal (and avoiding trips to the salon for a little while longer) this seemed like the perfect solution to keep my new hair color from fading without subjecting it to more chemicals.
I’ve been using these products exclusively for two weeks straight and have had great results! John Frieda has always been a tried and true hair care brand for me and I can honestly say that my hair color has deepened after my first application of the Visibly Deeper™ Treatment. Plus, these products have such a fancy, high-end salon scent to them, so I still feel like I’m getting a full salon service without the high price!
In an effort to continue to help my hair continue healing up, I have been also trying to put 2 days in between washes. One of my best girlfriends who is my go-to for anything hair related advised me to put more time between washes to prevent my hair from drying out. Sounds kind of gross, but I’ve honestly seen a huge improvement in my hair since putting more time between washes! So, I’ve been working hard to come up with different hairstyles to help get my hair through 2 days of no shampoo and I think I’ve finally gotten it down to a science. Today, I wanted to share three curly hairstyles I do in between washes!
Curly Hairstyles Day One: Curls & French Braid
I start with clean hair on this day and make sure it is completely dry before curling it. I always blow dry my hair upside down with a brush to get as much volume in my roots as possible and set my volume with cold air.
After I blow dry my hair, the first thing I do is separate my front bangs out from the rest of my hair and curl those with my curling wand. I always find that my bangs come out better when I do them first then when I try to save them for last. This is probably because I can pull all the hair out that I want to curl instead of having weird sections left over.
I separate my hair into two sections and put the top section in a messy bun on the top of my head.
I take my 32 mm curling wand and, starting from the back of my head, begin to curl my hair.
I vary the sizes of sections I curl and alternate which direction I curl my hair in to make it look more effortless and not as structured.
Then, I take the top section down and separate that into two sections, once again putting the top section in a messy bun at the top of my head. I continue to curl my hair in the same way as before.
Once I finish curling all of my hair, I let my curls sit as they are for a few minutes to make sure they have completely cooled down. Then, I flip my head upside down and run my fingers through the curls to loosen them up and give them more movement.
I take some texture spray (like the John Frieda Beach Spray) and spritz the ends of my curls to give them more of a beachy feel.
Taking a small section of hair right behind my bangs and separate it into three strands and start a small braid. I add a few sections of hair into the braid as I braid it down my hair to create a very effortless french braid and then braid it out. I then pull apart the braid to make it a little messy and pin it back!
I love this look because it’s simple but gives a bit more to look at then just curls!
Day Two: 20’s Inspired Flapper Look
This is one of my FAVORITE ways to wear day two curls! The night before, I brush out my curls a little bit to make them a bit softer and then gently pull them back into a loose ponytail to sleep in.
The next day, I wake up and re-curl my bangs if needed, but that’s it! I carefully brush my hair and bangs down to the way I want them to lay across my forehead and then I take a fun headband and slowly place it directly over my hair and across my forehead.
I adjust my bangs if needed and push the headband up a little bit to give my hair a bit of volume at the top.
Then, I take sections of my hair, twist them and wrap them over the headband and tuck them under. I do this around the whole headband, only leaving my bangs out! I sometimes put a few bobby pins to keep any flyaways in place and away I go.
This style is seriously so easy and looks so cute! This is definitely my favorite way to wear my day-2 curls!
Day 3 – Messy Updo
Now, sometimes I can get through day three without having to wash my hair and on those days, I usually put my hair up in a messy bun. However, on the occasion I have to look a bit more presentable, I will do this messy updo!
First, I douse my hair in texturizing spray and dry shampoo (John Frieda makes excellent versions of both) to remove any grease and to give my hair as much texture and grip as possible. I shake out my curls and try to get as much volume as possible!
Then, I take the top section of my hair and pin it back, but instead of pinning it in the center of the back of my head, I bring it over and pin it on the right side of my head.
Taking the bottom curls that did not get pinned back, I loosely gather them into a ponytail and twist them together. I then tuck the end of the twist up and under where the bobby pins are for the top section of my hair and secure it in place with two more bobby pins! (Yes, that’s right, this updo only takes 4 bobby pins for me!)
I sometimes add a little flower pin in the center for a little extra something, something!
I love each of these hairstyles because they are all relatively easy to achieve! I don’t pretend to be a hair guru, but each style takes me a short time to put together and I feel polished and put together! And, since my hair is recovering nicely from all the dye, it’s even fun to play with it (because it feels so great!)
I’d love to hear if you have ever tried any John Frieda hair products! Tell me which hairstyle was your favorite below!