Like I said, hairstyle-impaired. It's not like I don't WANT to learn how to do fun stuff with my hair--I'm just inevitably hopeless at it. I am, therefore, really, REALLY excited to share with you a cool, EASY bun that I figured out all by myself.
All you need is:
- Long, beautiful hair.
- Shining, gleaming, streami--okay, enough of that.
- One hair elastic.
- Some sort of hair...cream...stuff. You know, the stuff. Like, something to make it smooth? But also stay in place? See? You know. I told you you'd know! I used this.
- Working knowledge of how to make a regular braid.
Step 2: Pull your hair back like you're about to make a low ponytail, but -- PLOT TWIST -- instead, of doing that, start tightly braiding it. Do you know how hard it is to take a clear picture of your hair from behind, while holding said hair, and NOT also accidentally getting your pajama-clad butt in the frame? This was my Everest.
Step 3: Once you braid down to the bottom, carefully start twisting the braid. Is that my thumb? WHY YES, IT IS MY THUMB. Twist it (the braid, not my thumb) until it wraps around itself, and secure it with the hair elastic...
Voila! A chic bun with an almost woven effect, that makes you look like a grown-up ballerina lady and/or someone who knows a lot more about hair than you actually do: