I’ve been making an effort to be nicer to my hair. I put it through quite a bit of abuse when it comes to styling: wet sets, backcombing, pin curls, more backcombing…So. Much. Backcombing. In order to minimize breakage, I try to only wash my hair every four to five days. By the end of that cycle, my hair is, well, nasty. Since going into hiding is a less than reasonable option, I need a quick and easy hairstyle to hide my dirty hair. The best part of this style, other than being quick and easy, is it works best on dirty hair!
Supplies: brush, rattail comb, hair elastic, bobby pins, hair net, hair rat, hair spray, decorative bits and pieces.
Step 1: Brush out your nasty hair!
*Apologies for the poor quality photos. We’re renovating and my lighting is seriously wanting.
Step 2: Brush your hair forward into a ponytail, right where your bangs sit.
Step 3: Divide your ponytail into two sections.
Step 4: Backcomb like crazy!
The goal here is to look like a Tim Burton character. I told you I do A LOT of backcombing.
Step 5: Attach the hair rat to your hairline just above your forehead. Two bobby pins on each side should do the trick.
Step 6: GENTLY brush your hair forward being careful not to brush out the nice little rat’s nest you’ve made. I use a soft bristle brush for this reason.
Step 7: Roll the ends of your hair under and spread them out a bit.
Step 8: pin the rolled ends of your hair under the hair rat, and secure the ends. Smooth out any lumpy bits and spray it in place. Your hair is already dirty, so go ahead and shellac that mess!
Step 9: Stretch the hair net over your pouf. Fine mesh hair nets work best.
Step 10: Secure the netting behind the hair elastic on top of your head.
Step 11: Choose some decorative hair baubs to enhance your do.
A simple bow works nicely.
You can get as dramatic as you like. Use LOTS of flowers. The higher the pouf, the more hair baubs you can use!
And just like that you are ready to face the world in glamorous (albeit dirty) hairstyle.
Let me know if you try this style and how it works for you.