If you have long hair, how do you wear it?
Planetaryexplorer · 03/09/2020 09:53
I'm 41. I have long dark blonde hair. It has a natural wave and a tendency to frizz. When reading threads about how to look polished hair is always mentioned. I have it cut regularly but it doesn't hold a style well.
Sometimes I will wear it down and Straighten it but more often than not I will just stick it in a bun on top of my head (stereotype mum bun).
Just wondered what others with long hair did, particularly if you always look tidy?!
seensome · 03/09/2020 12:36
I tend to wear it straightened and down as I find it lower maintenance. If I'm being lazy and it needs a wash but dont have time I'll put it in a plait.
Faceicle · 03/09/2020 12:39
Mine is ginger and wavy. I twist it and secure it with clips at my crown. I also wear it down with a headband. Are you feeling in a style rut op?
JollyGiraffe12 · 03/09/2020 20:57
Straightened/curled and either down or half up/down or like pp a side plait/French plait if it needs washing
CrazyChickenPerson · 04/09/2020 18:08
Watching with interest...
Mine currently get schlopped back in a side plait
RustyLeesBogBrush · 04/09/2020 18:18
Mines is long, fine and wavy. I wear mines in a messy bun all day, I like it out my face. I will straighten it and wear it down when I am dressing up for something.
Terralee · 04/09/2020 18:20
Mine is highlighted blonde, quite fine & wavy & now just past shoulder length finally!
It actually curls into ringlets if I let it dry naturally.
I have to wash it at least alternate days as the roots get very greasy & dry shampoo does nothing.
I have to wear it up for work as an HCA so then I wear a ponytail or bun.
So when I'm not at work I quickly dry it, put shine spray on the ends & leave it down.
I never straighten it as I prefer waves & curls, if I use my GHDs it's to create volume or curl.
Greenandcabbagelooking · 04/09/2020 18:27
French plaits into bun
Half up, half down
Sleep with it in plaits, then wear it down in waves
Pigtails, then wrapped around each other and pinned
Lexilooo · 04/09/2020 19:14
I'm your age with long wavy hair. I spend a lot of time with it in a low ponytail but that is for comfort rather than style! The rest of the time;
Down and parted on the side or the centre, I rarely straighten it as I don't like to use heat on my hair.
Down with a hairband or Alice band.
Bun, either at the nape of my neck, on the back of my head or right up high. This can be a messy type bun or a smoother ballerina style bun. Hair can be parted or straight back.
Ponytail, variations as per buns. Use hair ties, barrettes, scarves, ribbons, or even a scrunchie for variety.
Plaits, french, or normal. I don't like two plaits but I do like just plaiting the top half or plating to the nape of my neck and leaving the tail loose. You can also plait a high pony tail. I like those sideways plaits but haven't managed to do them on myself.
Half up half down. This is my go to practical easy doesn't matter if hair needs a wash do. I use a clip rather than a bobble normally, and vary how much I clip back, sometimes just a small section to stop it getting in my face sometimes about two thirds.
Up dos, chignons, french pleats, victory rolls etc I would love to be better at these up dos but tend to stick with buns.
Planetaryexplorer · 05/09/2020 11:19
I think I need to become more adventurous from these replies and maybe learn how to do it properly. I feel like I have a chipmunk face so lots of things don't suit me. Thanks for the responses!
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