My Nightly Hair Styling Routine

It's been awhile since I shared a hair tutorial here! Since I started contributing two styles a month to A Beautiful Mess most of my creative juices are channeled over there (PS have a peek at my posts there if you're interested). Lately however I've become addicted to a nightly routine that is so easy and makes my straight hair so much more interesting--to me anyway! Thomas calls this hair style "fluffy" which is a good description since it's not quite curly and has a lot of bounce. It reminds me of retro hairstyles like something you'd see in Leave Her To Heaven.
collageHow to:
-start with damp, brushed hair (or dry hair works too!)
-place a headband or tie a scarf around your head, on top of your hair
-take a section of hair from one side of your hair, lift it up, over the headband, and then under
-pull the section tight so that now you have a loop of hair around your headband
-add a bit more hair to that section and repeat: lift up, over, and under, pull tight
-continue until all of your hair is looped/wrapped around the headband
-use a few bobby pins inserted horizontally to keep your hair in place
-let dry or set overnight, remove bobby pins, shake loose, brush and go!
Once you get the hang of it you can do this style in five minutes or less. I do it was damp hair after a shower some nights, but I've also done it overnight with dry hair for a bit of a softer bounce or to keep my curls going. Now I'm addicted to this style; it gives my hair a lovely bounce and wave without the damage of heat-styling tools and lasts forever! The wave doesn't fall all day no matter what and I can still brush my hair and run my fingers through it! I don't even have to use hair spray to get it to last. So, if you've been wondering why I have a bit of a wave in every blog post lately--this is my trick.  



  1. I love doing my hair, but I hate that I have to use heat. This is a great method.

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  2. This is so cool! I am totally going to try this!!

  3. Thanks for sharing this, I'm going to give it a try. :-)

  4. You're gonna hate me I get this style without doing a thing! Lol. But I straighten it every day 'cos I luv straight hair. Aren't we a contrary lot? ??lol

    1. Haha, I sort of get it! One of my sisters has curly hair and she always gives me a hard time when I talk about how much I want curls! It's so the "grass is always greener" isn't it?

  5. I've tried this but my hair always slips out of the scarf, my hair is a little shorter than yours. Have you tried it with dry hair?

    1. Yes, I do this with dry hair every night my hair isn't wet (I only wash my hair a couple of times a week b/c I think it's better for it). Sometimes it's more slippery with dry hair but I just add loads of bobby pins in. Like loop a small section of hair, bobby pin, loop the next section, bobby pin. You just have to pin right away to keep it from slipping away on you. Another thing you could try is a texturing powder or spray or some dry shampoo; all of those will add some grip to your hair so it will be more willing to stay in place as you loop it.

  6. Love this idea! Can imagine it might take a few tries to get the technique right, but it looks great!

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  7. This is very pretty.
    I just stumbled upon one of your old hair posts and although your current hair is so pretty too, now I miss your blue short hair. You look like a darling little fairy in them. :)

  8. Such a cool way to style your hair! I'll have to give this a try!

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  9. And that will be the very next hairstyle I try! I'm so lazy about hair, partly because I'm terrible at styling, but this actually looks like something I could pull off. Thanks for the tip. Your hair looks awesome. :)

  10. I do this too! I love how easy and fast it is, and it looks especially good with your red hair!


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