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Help me find different ways of putting my hair up - I can't wear it down at work.

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Jacksmania Fri 08-Nov-13 18:47:30

My hair is long, well, not super-long - I'm letting it grow for another year, is like it to come down to my bra strap. Just to see if I like it smile

It's maybe to the tops of my shoulder blades, but I can't wear it down at work, because it falls in my face.

I need ideas for what to do with it. I'm tired of pony tails, or doubled-over pony tails fluffed out into a half-assed bun (however, that's my favourite, until I get ponytail headaches), or twisting it on the back of my head and clipping it... what else can I do?

TallulahBetty Fri 08-Nov-13 19:04:30

Sock bun - YouTube it smile

Jacksmania Fri 08-Nov-13 19:12:51

I have one of those - maybe I'm doing it wrong but it doesn't look all that good. It always looks exactly as if I've wrapped my hair around a doughnut and pinned it to the back of my head.

DameMarjorieChardem Fri 08-Nov-13 19:25:14

YouTube 'updo hair tutorials, I've found some gorgeous ones on there.

tracypenisbeaker Fri 08-Nov-13 19:30:02

Jackmania if you backcomb the ponytail and add hairspray before putting it into the donut/ sock it will give it a baggier/ messier look, iyswim?

Totally off topic but I love your name DameMarjorie. Harold and Maude is my all time favourite film grin

Mumelie Sat 09-Nov-13 08:08:56

Have a look at The Small Things blog (sorry can't link on phone). She has some great up do's for mid length hair - all very achievable.

onetiredmummy Sat 09-Nov-13 08:19:11

Side bun?

I use a mini doughnut for mine and I love it. I have a side fringe and the bun goes on the same side as the fringe.

Sweep your hair into a ponytail under your ear, keeping the hair over the ear on the bun side, not behind the ear. Put the mini doughnut on, arrange hair over doughnut and secure with elastic. Using bun pins, pin the ends so they aren't flapping about. Spray with hairspray and you're done smile

Urbanvoltaire Sat 09-Nov-13 08:51:38

You could try different plaits if that's allowed? My daughter likes the katniss everdeen (hunger games) style one but I'm all fingers & thumbs at doing it. YouTube is your friend!

PrimalLass Sat 09-Nov-13 09:51:49

Jacksmania Sat 09-Nov-13 19:15:39

Thank you all!

I can weary hair any way I want (am self-employed) but am bending and leaning over people all day long so don't wNt my hair falling in my face.

Great ideas so far, will definitely check out all the links.

Now - recommendations for conditioner please sad - we've been having the nastiest cold damp weather and my hide is so dry [aaaargh].

Jacksmania Sat 09-Nov-13 19:16:19

Hide???? Well, my hide (skin) is pretty dry but I was really talking about my hair confused.

Jacksmania Sat 09-Nov-13 19:19:07

Sheesh. I must have fat fingers today.

I can wear my hair any way I like. n
Not "weary".

BOF Sat 09-Nov-13 19:19:34

Wow, what a gorgeous blog- brilliant ideas, thanks.

PacificDogwood Sat 09-Nov-13 19:21:18

I've lookes at TheSmallThings before and her tutorials are great, but they all seem to involve that powder stuff? Is that necessary? And backcombing? <chicken>

Re conditioner: I have not been using any conditioner on my really rather very frizzy hair since I started using l'Oreal's oil - some ponce name: 'extraordinary' oil or summat? Bought it 18 months ago for a tenner, still half-full and I really have not had problem with frizz. Oh, and I use henna to colour my hair, that's been amazing for condition tbh.

PacificDogwood Sat 09-Nov-13 19:24:04

OMG, Kate is a Christian - I had no idea! shock

OldRoan Sat 09-Nov-13 19:38:56

Topsy turvy ponytails are good.

You can do your double ponytail/half arsed bun and then topsy turvy that (does that make sense?) to make a smart updo. My hair is a bit long for it now, it makes it stick out too much, but it looks good and is v secure.

OldRoan Sat 09-Nov-13 19:40:33

You need this Paul Mitchell conditioning treatment. It isn't cheap, but not super expensive, and lasts for ages.

The first time I used it someone asked if I had been to the hairdressers for a blow dry because my hair looked so shiny and healthy.

TheDrugsDontWork Sat 09-Nov-13 20:41:36

Pacific I thought that too, not that unusual though I guess, especially in America

MaireadnotMermaid Sat 09-Nov-13 23:04:51

Committed Christian. Due her first child soon so may post less frequently on the blog

Jacksmania Sun 10-Nov-13 05:23:06

Kate who? confused

Pacific, that oil sounds fab, but does it leave your hair, well, oily?

googietheegg Sun 10-Nov-13 05:27:57

What does topsy turvy mean? I'm intrigued!

Jacksmania Sun 10-Nov-13 05:30:46

Oh, that Paul Mitchell stuff looks good! There's a place near work that will have it. I'll get some next week.

Re: Kate whoever being a Christian, is that Christian as opposed to Buddhist or Jewish or whatever? Or Christian as in Christian, like with a double capital C, like the born-again kind?
Live and let live, and all that, but that kind can be... well, I don't want to be unkind. There are a lot of them around where I live. They can be a bit much, sometimes. One of them told me once, in my office, that I should stop listening to "that godless garbage" (my lovely mellow yoga music, which, hilariously enough, is in part Sanskrit chants to Hindu deities... so the very opposite of godless - just not this man's god, I guess) and listen to something worthwhile, like Christian rock.
Um... no. How about not.

PrimalLass Sun 10-Nov-13 07:43:05

Kate on the Smallthings blog.

OldRoan Sun 10-Nov-13 08:08:41

Googie try this video for a demonstration. I know you can buy special gadgets but I just make a hole and stuff the hair through like this girl does.

PacificDogwood Sun 10-Nov-13 09:29:28

Jacks, no, no oilyness. I still only was my hair every 3rd or so because it looks like straw otherwise hmm. My hair is not in the least curly, it's at best wavey and v frizzy.

Oh, and Kate is Christian. Just to add, I have nothing at all against people of any faith; my last post was a reaction to the fact that she writes on her 'About' page: "First and foremost, I am a Christian".

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