Sunday, February 15, 2015

Easy Wavy Hairstyle



We don't like to wear the same hairstyle all of the time.... there are many things that can be done with the hair... leave it down, pull it back, ponytails, braids, curls, etc.  I really like getting 2 hair styles out of one.... and here is how we did this one....





We started with French braids..  If you are interested in seeing the first post about it, you can see it here....

 Pigtails and French Braids


 Day 1
We started out with freshly washed hair.... and when it was still damp, it was french braided quite tightly. It lasted well and looked nice all day long.


Day 2
It still looks nice... a few hairs loosening, but not bad.

Day 2... after she is dressed...

The hairstyle is looking a bit "tired"... but it is still okay.

Up close you can see that more hairs are coming loose. We were at home and didn't have any special activities, so this worked out fine. 
 Day 3

We need to change the hairstyle....


It is pretty obvious up close that this one is done... and needs to be changed.

So... we took the braids out... don't the waves look nice? 

We pulled the hair back and her hair looked nice all day.... and yet was a new style for the week. We don't always let it go this long, but we had been home all week and hadn't been doing any dirty or sweaty work, so it was fine.

The fun thing is that this daughter's hair is not curly, so these waves are really fun for her. No, I didn't put any gel in... but you could if you wanted to be sure the waves would hold.

It was nice to get 3 days out of braiding the first time. Yes, she did sleep with the braids each night. She doesn't have oily hair, so waiting to wash isn't a problem. 

By the way, I did not brush the hair out after I released the braids... that makes the waves last longer.  The next day we brushed the hair and put it in a ponytail. :)

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22 comments:

  1. That is lovely. To get waves to stay in my straight hair braiding when damp is the only way to get waves in my own hair! Found your post The Art of Home-Making Mondays, now following

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the damp braiding sure works well... I am so glad you visited - it was nice to have you. :)

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  2. This is really lovely - your daughter's hair looked nice all the way through! I remember I used to braid my hair to make it wavy when I was younger :-)

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    1. Thank you... it was nice to have it last for 3 days. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  3. She looks pretty and she has beautiful hair !!!

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    1. Yes, she does.. God has blessed her... I am especially glad she is beautiful inside also. :)

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  4. That's just about what my hair used to look like...without braiding it! It has always been wavy - maybe not quite as wavy as French braids produce, but wavy enough to have a mind of its own and never cooperate with the straight hair/soft curl styles of the 70s and 80s. I'm nearly 55 years old, and I don't think wavy hair has ever been in style during my lifetime. Seems like the last time waves were the thing was during the 1940s. Your daughter's hair looks lovely with wavy curls - hope she likes it, too!

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    1. She does.... especially since hers is usually straight. I had natually wavy hair and struggled against it as you did... it took me a long time to learn to appreciate the hair that God gave to me and work WITH it instead of against it. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  5. The waves look just lovely. My daughter has straight hair so I might try and give this a go. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. Thank you... it does work nicely.... I hope it works well for your daughter also. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  6. I wish I knew how to French braid! I love wavy and curly hair. Looks so cute! Thanks for linking up your sweet post with us for Tuesday Talk! - Jess
    www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

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    1. There are tutorials on how to learn, but I learn better "in person." :) It will work even with regular braids... the waves will just start down a bit farther. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  7. I love French braids but can't to my own. With stick-straight hair, I should probably learn because I'd love to rock these waves. :)

    Thank you for joining us at the Thank Goodness It's Thursday link party - now following you on G+!

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    1. Even doing a regular braid would give some waves after it dries... might be something to try. :) Thank you for visiting.... and for following on G+

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  8. What beautiful, thick hair and it looks lovely wavy :) Thank you for sharing at ROI.

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    1. Thank you... she does have beautiful hair. :)

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  9. nice! reminds me of my younger sisters hair and what it looks like ALL THE TIME :)

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    1. Some people do have that all of the time... and maybe they would like something different once in a while also. I knew a girl years ago who had slightly wavy long hair... and she would literally lay her hair on the ironing board and iron it... with a clothes' iron! Straight hair was in style.

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  10. Our girls love to braid their hair to get the nice wavy hairstyle!

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    1. That is fun. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  11. Pretty hair! Great idea too. :) Thanks for sharing at the Homestead Blog Hop this week!

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    1. Thank you.... and thank you for the blog hop. :)

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