My hair is quite thick, past my shoulders with long layers. I like it and when I can be bothered have time, I straighten it and it looks nice and neat. However, a lot of the time, I just put it half-up-half-down in a clip or bobble and it probably looks a bit messy and perhaps too young for me.
How can I look groomed and do more 'stuff' with my hair that isn't going to take ages?
I go through phases, some weeks it's the same 'undone' low knot at the nape of my neck nearly every day and sometimes I change my hair every day to a side plait, a top knot, half up and half down...... I only wear my hair completely down when I have time to blow-dry properly and...err....if it isn't windy, which in the UK is rare.
Mine is thick and wavy - I wear it either twisted up and clipped in a chignon, in a high ponytail or if it's really messy I wear it in a bun. I've got a blunt fringe and just wash and straighten it if I'm pushed for time.
Does anyone have any tips for long, straight hair without much body? Mine is now about as long as it goes (roughly nipple length) and I almost always wear it down because that is the easiest thing to do. I wash it twice a week and blow dry it with a round brush so it has a little more movement than if I use straighteners, but I would really like to know how to put it in a quick 'up do' such as a bun.
Because it is so straight it doesn't really do artfully messy like thick hair does. It just looks bobbly and wrong. It also has a tendency to slide out of any clips or grips.
I envy my friend with thick, wavy hair, who can go from tousled flowing locks to a neat, work-smart bun in just a couple of twists and a few pins.
I have long hair thick and a slight wave, I wear it loose or in a low chignon type bun every day. Sometimes I plait the front. I am 47 so no straightening think it is ageing on me at least. If its not newly washed I sometimes wear a thick plain black jersey headband.
Yes! Argan oil is great - I have hair that sounds like yours and argan oil really helps calm it down. And yes to fringe too. I cut one in with much trepidation 5 years ago, and would not go back. It is a bit scary when you look at the wrikles that have appeared underneath though!
Thanks daimbar, Argan oil sounds really good and I am now seriously considering a fringe. So should I get it done before Christmas, or wait until Jan? DC2 is due in mid-Jan, so should I do something about my look now while I theoretically have a bit more time?
Yes, do it before Christmas! Then you can get used to styling it before new baby madness hits. If you do get a fringe just invest in a wide stretchy headband for those early days when you don't have time/too tired to be bothered. Good luck and let us know how you get on!