DIY Heidi Braids in 3 Steps
Answer:: ya its really cool
I have hair just almost exactly like yours! Which means I will pester you because yours looks gorgeous and mine is often frizzy and yuck and I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT EVER.
If you don’t mind my asking, what kind of shampoo/conditioner/styling product(s) do you use? It would be truly lovely if I could just tousle it when waking up and my curls wouldn’t look like half of them got ironed by my face while I slept…
Curly ladies got to stick together!
Thank you so much for the compliments…Here is what I do to try to stay out of the frizz zone. But of course weather , or laziness, wins every once in a while and I fall back on the braids or a big hat.
I try to wash my hair in the morning and leave it to air dry for maximum bounce because I find that if I sleep on it wet it will look like I accidentally ironed half of my head.
I use a shine enhancing shampoo, like Brilliant Brunette by John Frieda, and a moisture rich conditioner (I really love Aussie’s 3 Minute Miracle).
Answer:: No, that's a good idea. I did that hairstyle in high school, when my hair was really thick. You'll have to braid some hairpieces in to make your hair thick enough, though--unless you have an unusual hair color, it shouldn't be too hard to find a close match. Good luck getting your hair to stay in place--I never could figure out how to keep the braids from slipping.
I towel dry and put some curly cream stuff in it, I use Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious and scrunch for a bit but then try not to touch it until it’s dry. The next day I’m usually pretty limp (my hair that is…) and I put a little mouse or curly cream to boost it up, or wear a high pony tail for an hour and take it out to get volume.
Wow, writing this all down makes me realize I guess I do do more of a hair routine then I thought, but all of this really only takes a second. I never had the patience to straighten or blow dry.
Good luck an let me know how it goes!!!
Thank you so much!! I wasn’t allowed to grow my hair long when I was younger (long story) so I don’t have the years of testing during my teens as a basis for figuring out what to do with ALL OF THIS CURL. So I always ask and try new things (in moderation, of course) anytime I see someone with admirable curls! I will try a few recommendations you listed (especially that ponytail trick for volume!) and will continue trolling the site for tips. :) Also, I’m super excited to see that you have bangs! Everyone always says bangs and curly hair don’t get along, but I now have proof that this is not true! I plan on harassing a hair dresser to gimme some bangs soon.