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We get a lot of questions asking if it's possible to create half updos with the Sitting Pretty Halo. The short answer: absolutely, yes! Once you've solved your thin hair problems with a Sitting Pretty halo, of course you're going to want to take advantage of all the new ways you can style your hair. Especially when it comes to updos and half updos. Creating a half updo with halo hair extensions. So what makes for the perfect half updo? VOLUME. And a lot of it. It's why most girls need a little extra hair to help them create this look. Below, Jordan uses her MEDIUM Sitting Pretty Halo in col. Beige Blonde 613 to add more volume to her half updo. This allows her to have a fuller ponytail on top, while still having enough hair to leave down. The best part of this hairstyle is that it gives the illusion your hair is even longer than it actually is. Not to mention, it's super easy to create. Take a look: Subscribe to our YouTube channel here to see our latest hair styling tutorials. You might also love: 8 Smart Reasons To Invest In Halo Hair Extensions HOW TO STYLE A HALF UPDO USING HALO HAIR EXTENSIONS // JORDAN SIMEK [Full transcript] Hey guys it's Jordy and welcome to my fourth video for Sitting Pretty. I am creating this beautiful Ariana Grande half updo look for you guys today. This is one of my hands-down favourite looks to do with my Sitting Pretty halo hair extensions, so make sure you keep watching. Okay so I got a brand new halo. This one is the medium halo, I had the fine and the thick but I thought I'd give the medium a go with the different colour. The other reason I got a different colour is because of the sun, my hair is getting so much lighter, so I'm going to use this one in this tutorial. So I've already gone ahead and curled these bad boys. But I'm going to show you how I curl my hair, because I haven't done that yet. So I've got my curling wand and I use the thickest barrel. I'm going to section off my hair in three parts, starting at the bottom, and bringing all my hair up, just making sure it's out of the way. Split your section into two parts and grab from the back about a one-inch section. And starting from the back, you want to curl away from your face. [Music] Okay so now I have curled all of my hair and I have curls the halo, I'm going to put it all together and show you how it's done. So now I'm going to put in our halo. Just section off the front of your hair, put it all up and away. Then grab your halo, slide it to the back of your head like that and release. How easy is that? Oh my god it looks so good. I was actually quite surprised when I got this halo because I was really worried it was gonna be too light for my hair, but it actually blends really nicely because my hair is so blonde at the moment. Just from being in the ocean, and the summer sun. So having that other halo with a different colour for summer and winter, I find is really really beneficial. Oh my god I'm so obsessed, it looks so good! Alright so what we're going to do is we're going to brush all of that out. do is we're just gonna brush all of that out. So with this comb we don't necessarily have to worry about the wire of the halo at the top because we're gonna be putting it all back. But what we want to do, is we just want to make sure that the hair is not sitting underneath the wire around the hairline, because it's not going to be a good look if it's all sitting underneath. So just make sure you get all of that - can we just appreciate how good this halo is looking?! Look how seamlessly it finishes. I just want to leave it like this! Okay, don't be silly. Okay so next step putting the half updo. I like to use my brows as kind of like a guideline. Kind of where the point of your brows are, go up and around, because that's going to be just above where the halo is sitting. The halo is sits there, you can see it, but we're going to be putting it up and then fiddling with that later. So make sure it's all up, make sure it's out of the way. It's already looking so cute! Then you want to grab your comb where the tip is, and just bring some of that back down to hide the halo. You can't even see it! And then you want to do the same with the other side. Follow that line, and just take some of it out like so. So use your comb - just be careful of that wire because it is gonna sit there, so make sure you don't dig too deep when you're coming backwards - and you want to secure it just with a hair tie at the base of your head. Pull it out at the base, and then like we did in the last tutorial, I'm going to grab the ends and grab the top and pull in opposite directions because that's gonna create a really perky ponytail at the top of your head. Ahh it looks so cute! Okay it's just pull it out where you want to. Make sure it's really secure. Again, when you're pulling your ponytail, doing this by pulling both ends is going to elongate that ponytail instead of keeping it quite short. Oh my god, stop it, it's so cute! Okay so you can obviously tell how much I love this style. I just love it. I think it's gorgeous. I think it's super cute, oh my god I'm just obsessed. That's really about it. Also, before - we always have to do this because it's just how we do ponytails... Now to finish it off, and you don't have to do this, but I like to do it as per usual in all of my tutorials I have done, grab a little back piece of your ponytail and grab your texture spray or hairspray, and just spray this and wrap it around your hair tie. And secure it with a bobby pin at the back of the ponytail, just so it's not seen at the front. Okay if you want to have a little bit more volume around the sides, just grab the pieces around where the halo is sitting and just back comb so it's got a little bit more volume. To finish it up I like to use a little bit of texture spray, just spritzing it. Not in any particular area, just gives it a little bit more hold. And same at the base of my hair as well where the curls are, gives a bit more texture to the curl. Oh my god it's so cute! Alright. so this is my final look for the Ariana Grande inspired half updo. I hope you love it because I really do. It's honestly one of my favourite things to do with the halo and it honestly makes a lot of a difference having that little bit of extra hair for this look because I find if I have my own natural hair, it just you have a little half way wispy bits. It just looks so much nicer and thick and beautiful, I'm just totally vibing this look. And it's so nice to have the halo not show, and have all these little clips shown everywhere. Because it's sits at the back of your neck so all of your hair is hiding it, you don't have to worry about these nasty little clips showing throughout the day. Now if you're loving these videos just as much as I do, please make sure you give us a thumbs up, subscribe to Sitting Pretty's YouTube channel and leave any questions you have below because we love hearing from you. And if you do recreate any of the looks that we've done, please make sure you tag @sittingprettyhalohair and myself in your photos on Instagram because we love seeing them and seeing what you guys get up to with your halo hair extensions - it's so much fun! So anyway thank you so much for watching guys! Enjoy! If you try this look, tag us @sittingprettyhalohair on Instagram and leave a comment below if you have any questions. Read next: How To Create A High Ponytail With Your Halo How To Do Boho Braids Using Halo Hair Extensions
Shopping for hair extensions is a seriously personal quest. It's not like other beauty products, where you can find a perfectly good mascara at the drugstore for $12 rather than blow $45 on mascara at Sephora. If you're looking to get hair extensions, you're trying to achieve one thing; More hair, that looks natural. Your ultimate goal is to put on hair extensions that blend so well - no one will notice it's not your real hair. Your hair extensions should be your little secret. Ok, yeah, maybe if you're adding 6 inches of length your family and friends are going to figure it out. But your hair extensions should be able to fool anyone. Good quality hair extensions vs. cheap hair extensions. Have you ever seen a girl down the street and her hair extensions look really obvious? Usually it's because there's a huge disconnect between her hair and the extensions. The extensions aren't blending, they look a little bit stringy, and the colour could be a little bit off. I always think to myself: If you're going to wear hair extensions that don't blend at all, what's the point of wearing extensions? Cheap hair extensions will just attract more bad attention to your hair. So what is the difference between good quality and cheap hair extensions? Benefits of good quality hair extensions: Okay yes, let's address the elephant in the room. The main reason you're reading this article is because you want to know if: a) you can save some $$$ and get away with buying cheap hair extensions while still getting the hair results you're after. and b) you're trying to figure out if and why it'd be worth spending more money on good quality extensions. Here's the deal: Good quality hair extensions are made from real human hair. It's called Remy hair (more about that here). While I can't speak on behalf of all extensions, I can tell you that our halo hair extensions are also made from 100% European Remy Hair. That means our halo extensions are: Soft Long-lasting Realistic Can be treated like your own hair and styled with heat styling tools. We also make sure our halos are comfortable - with the finer details like including a lace interior so it doesn't get scratchy, and offering adjustable hooks and a variation of wire sizes so you can fit your halo securely. The thing is, hair extensions like ours that use real human hair and are made with customisation: They take more TLC to make. More labour. That's more people working to manufacture your halo, and more time spent doing so. We invest in making good quality halo extensions, so you can invest in extensions that will look as natural as your own hair. On the flips side: Here's why cheap hair extensions suck, to be frank. So you've seen extensions on google selling at a 'too-good-to-be-true' price? The harsh reality is: They really are too good to be true. If a brand is selling extensions extremely cheap - you can expect they were made with the cheapest materials, and quickly. Meaning it won't be long before the hair starts falling out. And the synthetic hair begins to get tangled and ratty. So yes, they might save you dollars initially. But if you have to replace them every few months - how much are you really saving? Of course, like I touched on before - it's also harder to blend synthetic hair with your real hair too. Which doesn't help you achieve the luscious, natural looking hair you're after. The other downside of synthetic hair is that you can't curl them to blend if you have wavy or curly hair. And let's be real: Having luscious Beyonce-style waves is half the fun of wearing extensions. The bottom line: If you're looking to enhance your natural hair - you need high quality hair extensions. While it may be more of an upfront investment, it's more beneficial in the long term. Want to know more about our halo hair extensions? Read this.
The high ponytail. Such a simple look, yet for most girls it's trickier than expected to get it right.
Planning a trip to LA LA land? LA is a seriously cool city with so much to offer, but it can be a little overwhelming if you don't know where to begin. We recently spent 5 weeks eating, shopping and adventuring our way through LA, so we've rounded up the best spots to save you the hassle. By the end of this list, you'll be living the LA life like a local. But first, coffee. You know those Instagram famous 'but first coffee' coffee cups? Yep, they come from Alfred Coffee, and it's a pretty cute place to go for your morning dose of caffeine. Go to "brunch". Image: Brunch at Elephante via @gabyleibowitz You might know brunch as a smashed avo on toast, but in LA brunch is where the party is at. Expect your eggs with a side of bottomless mimosas and pumping music. Most restaurants I've mentioned in this post will offer a special brunch menu. Best brunch spots in LA Image: @amaliejorgensen_ These places don't necessarily serve up the LA boozy brunch with unlimited mimosas, but they definitely tick the boxes when it comes to trendy, delicious breakfast and lunch options. The Butcher's Daughter, Venice. Rose Cafe, Venice. Cafe Gratitude, Venice. True Foods Kitchen, Santa Monica. Eat Mexican food at... Featured: Gracias Madre via vivalafood.com Gracias Madre. While it's a more westernised take on Mexican food, they have a delish menu. Their entire menu is vegan, but you'd never know it. It's the kind of vegan food that can fool you into thinking you're eating meat. For dessert, do yourself a favour and try their mouth-watering salted caramel brownie with vegan ice cream. Looking for more traditional Mexican food? Try the tacos at Guisados for a taste of real Mexican street food. Expect no frills, but seriously yum authentic tacos and agua fresca. Best sushi in LA... Sugarfish. Google best sushi in LA and this is what you'll find. Yes, there are other great sushi restaurants scattered around LA - but if you want great quality traditional sushi at a reasonable price, Sugarfish has you covered. Visit Malibu. Malibu is just as beautiful as you'd expect and a perfect way to spend a sunny, relaxing day. Here's some of my fave ways to spend time in Malibu: Go eat brunch at Malibu Farm Cafe or The Malibu Cafe. Relax on the beach and spot dolphins if you're lucky! Go on a hike to get an amazing view of the coast. Visit the Getty Villa. Eat Japanese cuisine at the world famous Nobu. Where to go shopping in LA. Here's the places you need to hit to satisfy all your Gucci, Urban Outfitters or vintage store needs… 3rd St Promenade, Santa Monica. Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood. The Grove, Fairfax. Rodeo Drive, Beverley Hills. Check out a Buffalo Exchange store to try your luck at finding some vintage and second hand goodies. Fun touristy things to do in LA: Image: Venice Beach. Hike Runyon Canyon. Check out the view of the city from the Griffith Observatory and hike to the Hollywood Sign. Watch the beautiful California sunset at Santa Monica Pier. Shop at Melrose Flea Market on a Saturday morning. Take a photo in front of the 'Made In LA' sign on Melrose Avenue. Walk through the Venice Canals. Ride bikes along Venice Beach. Cool rooftop bars. Image: Sky Bar at Mondrian Hotel. E.P & L.P, West Hollywood. Hotel Mama Shelter, Hollywood. Mondrian Hotel Sky Bar, West Hollywood. (Technically you can't access the rooftop unless you're a guest or with a guest, but the Mondrian sometimes have parties here in summer which are open to the public). Élephante, Santa Monica. Other cool bars and places to dance dance dance. Image: The Highlight Room rooftop. Warwick, Hollywood. Doheny Room, West Hollywood. No Vacancy, Hollywood. Laurel Hardware, West Hollywood. Good Times at Davey Wayne's, West Hollywood. Highlight Room, Hollywood. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood. (They're known for their epic pool parties in summer.) Where to go on a date in LA. Image: The Nice Guy Restaurant & Bar. Basically all the dinner/bar venues on this list are date night appropriate, but here are a few particularly great date spots: E.P & L.P $$ - Perfect for first date vibes, for when you want a cool, social atmosphere that eases first date nerves. The Malibu Cafe $$ - If you want a date that's a little different to the norm, The Malibu cafe is your spot. It's got all the date essentials like a brunch menu, dinner menu and cocktails, plus plenty of fun activities for some flirty competitive action. A game of pool, life-sized connect four and table tennis are some of the entertainments at this pretty mountain ranch. The Nice Guy $$ - If you're looking for mood lighting and top knotch pasta, look no further. The Nice Guy serves up Italian cuisine in a romantic nineteen twenties setting. Their intimate little booths are perfect for a seriously romantic date night. Somewhere fancier? Eat your heart out at these places. The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills. Delilah, West Hollywood. Catch LA, West Hollywood. Beauty & Essex, Hollywood. Rosaliné, West Hollywood. Ysabel, West Hollywood. Cecconi's, West Hollywood. And here's some of our travel snaps: Streets of LA. Griffith Park Trails, Silverlake. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. The Merry-Go-Round at Santa Monica Pier. 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica. Venice Beach. Loved these LA travel tips? Comment below which spots you enjoyed the most or let us know of any cool LA hot spots we should add to this list. Read next: 8 Smart Reasons To Invest In Halo Hair Extensions Why I Have Two Halo Hair Extensions
Trying to achieve that gorgeous boho braid look? Me too, but most of us girls need a little more hair to get it right. When I'm putting effort into a braid, I want the braid to look thick and voluminous. Although with fine hair, I'm sure you know it can be tricky to avoid your braid looking like a fine piece of rope (thin hair problems, sigh). Which is why my SP halo is essential. Here, Jordan Simek shows us how to create the perfect messy braid, using her THICK halo in col. Beige Blonde + Dark Blonde 613/10 to add extra volume and length. How to create a messy braid with halo hair extensions. You'll need: Bobby pins A hair band Your fave silky scarf A curling wand Texturising spray Sea salt spray Your Sitting Pretty Halo Your Sitting Pretty comb Now watch the video below to master the boho braid in just 10 minutes. Subscribe to our YouTube channel here to see our latest hair styling tutorials. You might also love: Halo Hair Extensions: Short Hair To Long Hair in Seconds Solving Thin Hair Problems: How To Make Your Ponytail Thicker HOW TO DO BOHO BRAIDS USING HALO HAIR EXTENSIONS // JORDAN SIMEK [Full transcript] Hey guys, welcome to my second YouTube tutorial with Sitting Pretty. I'm gonna be creating this beautiful inspired bohemian messy braid look that I did for the races this year. I got a lot of requests on Instagram of how I created this look and how fancy it looks, but really if you break it down it's actually quite simple. I'm gonna be showing you how to do it from start to finish. So for this look I really wanted it to be a big beautiful bohemian messy braid, and because whenever I braid my hair - and I'm sure it happens to everybody else - it seems to shrink like half the size (and I really wanted the length in this look with a lot of volume) so I've decided to use my thick halo hair extensions. Because it is a messy braid you don't necessarily need to worry about curling the central piece or your own hair because it's not going to be seen. I'm actually gonna just leave it the way it is, it's just got curls from the last time I used it that have completely dropped out but you won't see that when creating a look like this. You really just want to make sure that you've got a lot of texture in your hair, and for me I personally like to use the Eleven sea salt spray and then the texturising body spray as well. Now that you've got the extension piece in it's probably going to look a little bit funny because you've got your natural hair that's quite straight and then the extension piece which for mine is quite curly, but it's all gonna be hidden into the braid so don't freak out. Okay as I said before it's all about the prep of the hair, so you can get that texture and that body before you start and do the braids. So what I'm going to do is I'm gonna grab my sea salt spray and I'm gonna place it in the roots of my natural hair which needs a bit of texture. And then with that, I'm going to go in again with my body spray, my texturising spray, and do it in the roots as well. You can already see it's kind of a little bit gritty now and this will be really really beautiful all together. So second step after you prep your hair, I'm gonna turn to the side to show you guys what to do. You want to create a half updo. You'll probably be able to see a little bit of the extensions at the end but you'll be able to cover that with the braid when we're done. Just know that it doesn't have to be super super tight, it doesn't matter if you have falling out bits, it's kind of good to create that extra messy look. Tie it just here and don't pull on it too much because what we're gonna do with the next bit is going to flip it inside itself to create that really beautiful twist at the back. Now what I'm gonna do now is I'm going to show you the twist of the back, we're basically going to flip it inside itself. I've pulled it a little to tighten it, but once you've done that just pull a little bit of your hair forward. Alright, now we're onto the braid. So what you want to do next is you want to grab that little mini ponytail up and you want to split it into three sections. Now with that you're going to braid underneath each other so like this. Okay once you've done that you're going to grab little bits from each side and bring them into the braid. Now that you've finished the braid, you basically just want to tie that off. I would personally - if you have access to one - use a clear hair band, but I don't have one of those right now so I'm using this one but I will show you how to make the hairband disappear. So that's that, that's the braid. I just pulled out a little bit of it just to make it a little bit more messy. If these side bits haven't already come out from you just pushing a hair forward, what you can do is actually massage the sides of your hairline and they should be able to just naturally fall out. And we're going to deal with these later. Now with your ponytail what you want to do is you want to grab a piece from the end. Like this, just a small piece, and you're going to use your texture spray just to coat that as much as possible. What you want to do is grab a bobby pin. Poke that up underneath the elastic like so. Grab the length of the hair and just wrap it around the elastic. What you want to do is you want to thread the end of your hair through the bobby pin. It might not take the first go, so give it a couple of goes. And once you've wrapped that elastic you want to curl the end of this pony so it looks a little cleaner. Grab your hair straightener and go downwards. There you go, just a nice simple curl at the end. And we're going to brush it out to make it softer. And then we're almost done... Now second last part: You want to grab your fabrics scarf and you want to thread it through the top half of our braid. So you may feel a little bit of sag either side just because that's where the braid had started. So what you can do is you can grab a bobby pin and just secure them underneath that braid. Now that's the back of the braid done. I just tied my scarf in a simply knot but obviously you can tie it in a bow or a half bow, whatever you're feeling. Now that we've done the back of the hairstyle and I want to focus on the front a little bit more with these little bits at the front. And what I want to do, instead of them falling on top of my face, I want them to frame my face really beautifully. So I'm going to curl each side away from my face. I'm just going to grab these little bits, and curl them with the straighten away from your face like so. They don't have to be full ringlet-y, just a really soft curl. If you want to make a little bit more piece-y I just grab my sea salt spray and rub it on my fingertips, and just separate these little bits more so they're not so ringlet-y. Alright it's pretty much done. Now if you feel like you don't have enough volume on the top of your head, you can always go again with your texture spray or if you've got texture powder. You just spray on the roots, just wait for that sitting a little bit and then just like shake it out a little bit more so it's got a little bit more volume. Guys so this is the final look done and dusted. I am no hairstylist by any means, I just like to play around with my hair and this is something that I just came up with for a race day inspired look but you can literally wear this anyway you like. Alright I finished up this look with a beautiful red lip and now I am done. Thank you guys so much for watching this video, hope you really enjoyed it a lot about creating a beautiful messy braid. I would love to see you guys recreate this look on yourself, so if you do create this look and post it on Instagram make sure you tag me and Sitting Pretty and on that note, make sure you guys subscribe, give us a thumbs up and write any comments below or questions that you guys have and I cannot wait to show you guys what else I'm working on with Sitting Pretty. Remember these key tips to master the messy braid: Don't worry too much about keeping your hair perfect as you braid it - remember you're going to pull and tug at your hair afterwards anyway to make it look thicker and more messy. Bobby pins. Make sure you've got a lot of them, just in case. If you've got really fine hair, definitely make sure you use texturising and sea salt sprays like Jordan suggests. This will enable your hair to hold better, and will take your braiding experience from frustrating to fun, trust me. Enjoy! Like Jordan mentioned, if you try this look tag us @sittingprettyhalohair on Instagram and leave a comment below if you have any questions. Read next: 2 quick and easy ways to style the halo with Heidi Hamoud Hair Hack: Grow your hair faster in a week
You can't choose the hair you're born with. But you can choose how you make it better. When it comes to getting hair extensions, the biggest dilemma - after finding the perfect extensions (a Sitting Pretty Halo, duh) - is deciding how much length and volume you want. Let's look at why some girls, like Jordan Simek, decide to have both!
My ideal 'getting ready' regime involves 2 hours, a glass of pinot noir and my favourite Spotify playlist. The reality, however, is more like... I have 20 minutes to transition from work to weekend activities. Meaning: I'm mentally trying to decide what to wear whilst doing my hair. And putting on foundation whilst ordering my uber. Not to mention, applying mascara and lipstick in the uber, etc etc. For those nights when I don't have the luxury of time (often), there's a few trusty hairstyles that only take me minutes to create. How to create easy hair updos in minutes... These cute, effortless hairstyles will have you covered, whether you're trying to dress up your outfit... Or simply hide the fact your hair is due for a wash. Demonstrated by Sitting Pretty babes Amelia Webb and Rhiannon Abrahams. 2 minutes later: The Off-Duty Ponytail For those days when I'm feeling sassy... Ok really, I'm probably feeling rushed and hangry. But the end result is a sassy, voluminous ponytail that gives my look more oomph. Using my Sitting Pretty Halo, to give my pony more oomph too. Below, Amelia shows you how to achieve the kind of ponytail I'm talking about. The sleek, mid pony that gives that off-duty, after 5 vibe. To add more volume and length, Amelia wears her THICK Sitting Pretty Halo in col. Beige Blonde 613. Shop it here View this post on Instagram Got short hair? Here's the trick to getting a long ponytail with our Sitting Pretty Halo. 🙌🏼@makeupbyameliawebb A post shared by Halo Hair Extensions (@sittingprettyhalohair) on Nov 7, 2018 at 1:45am PST 5 minutes later: The Top Knot Fun fact: If your hair is a little dirty. A little greasy. A little 'I should have washed this two days ago'... Brushing the top layer of your hair back into a top knot can do wonders. If you struggle with half updos because you don't have enough hair, our Sitting Pretty Halo is a quick and easy way to get more volume for your half updo. Here, Amelia wears her MEDIUM Halo to add natural volume and length, wearing col. Beige Blonde 613. Shop it here View this post on Instagram TOP KNOT Halo Tricks by @makeupbyameliawebb A post shared by Halo Hair Extensions (@sittingprettyhalohair) on Aug 18, 2018 at 4:13am PDT 10 minutes later: The Messy Bun The messy bun can really take anytime between 30 seconds and 10 minutes to do. It really just depends on luck. Sometimes your messy bun looks effortlessly look and perfect on the first go. Sometimes the first go, your bun looks like a weird birds nest. BUT... A messy bun is great for when you don't have hours to style your hair, but your hair still needs styling. Watch Rhiannon create this messy bun style below. Rhiannon needed a bit more hair to work with, so she's wearing her MEDIUM halo in col. Dark Blonde + Beige Blonde 613/10. Shop it here View this post on Instagram How to messy high bun with a halo 👏🏾 Common question, can you wear the @sittingprettyhalohair extension up high? YES! I usually pop my halo on, section up the top of my hair and cris cross bobby pin the halo down to my hair, so when I lift it all up the halo doesn't lift off my head 💙 I leave a large section of my hair around my face out to use later 💙 I gather the rest of the hair and lift to the top of my head & make a bun, feather out the bun for a messier look, and pull some hair over the sides on the halo 💙 I then gather some of the front of my hair and pull into the back of the bun, hiding the sides of the halo more 💙 For the finishing touch, I use hair pins the place sections over the halo and complete the style 💙 DONE basically just remember to bobby pin down the halo to your hair so it doesn't move and use hair pins to place your hair over the halo sides 🙌🏽 can be done for a pony too 😘😘😘 Code RHIANNON for $10 off 👏🏾 My hair COLOUR is Beige Blonde + Dark Blonde #613/10 the full head piece 🙌🏽 #Ambassador #HairExtensions #WeAreSittingPretty #AFTERPAY A post shared by Rhiannon Abrahams (@rhiannon.abrahams) on Mar 6, 2018 at 12:52am PST Comment below what hairstyles you want to see using the Sitting Pretty Halo 😘
It's no secret that using straighteners, curlers, or blow-dryers on the daily can do some serious damage to your locks. While we all want healthy hair... Sometimes it's just too hard to go all natural. And too tempting to fix the stray bits and frizz with a straightener or curler. But here's the bottom line: If you want to revive your hair... And let your natural hair grow... You're going to have to break up with your beloved heat styling tools. I know, it sucks. But like all toxic relationships, this break up will be better for you in the long run ;) Plus, I have a perfectly good rebound for you; heatless styling techniques. How to create heatless curls... Remember when you were a little girl and you'd take your plaits out after a big day at school, and your hair was in perfect waves? Yep, turns out that's actually a technique for achieving heatless curls. There are many different curls that you can create, simply by styling your hair in various twists and buns, and sleeping with it overnight. Here are some of our favourite ways to curl your hair without heat. You might also love: The Ultimate Morning Routine For Hair Growth 1. Big, bouncy waves. Yes, you can get big, bouncy, glam waves without a blow wave. All you'll need is one of those donut bun makers, your favourite hair serum and a hair tie. STEP 1 Apply hair serum to your hair. This will help eliminate any potential frizziness from your curls. STEP 2 Tie your hair in a ponytail as high as you can on your head. Keep it a little loose so you don't get a hair crease from the elastic band. STEP 3 Thread your donut bun onto your ponytail. Then grab your ponytail and loop it through the donut bun. Continue threading your hair vertically around the donut bun until all your hair is wrapped in the bun. You can clip two big clips on either side of the bun to keep it in place while you sleep. STEP 4 Get your beauty sleep babe! Leave the bun in overnight, and the next day your hair will have big, bouncy curls. Tip: this particular heatless styling technique is most effective with straight hair. 2. Heatless beach waves. It's super easy to get beachy waves without using a curling wand. In fact, you'll probably find that you get more natural looking beach waves with this heatless styling method. STEP 1 Part your hair down the middle and section your hair into two. STEP 2 Loosely braid each side of your hair. STEP 3 Instead of securing your braids with hair ties, you want to take the end of your braid and pin it to the top of your head with bobby pins. If you're worried about getting weird hair kinks from the pins, a good little trick is to place cotton pads on top of the hair before securing with a bobby pin. STEP 4 Bed time, of course. After a night's sleep, your hair should look just like those salt water beach waves the next morning. You might also love: How To Do Braids With Halo Hair Extensions 3. Smooth, subtle waves This heatless styling hack requires two silk head scarfs, and again your favourite serum. STEP 1 Lightly run the serum through your hair. STEP 2 Divide your hair into two sections. For thicker hair, you may want to do 3-4 sections. STEP 3 Tie the scarf around your hair in a knot. At this point, you should look like you have two (or more) ponytails tied with the scarfs. Next, you want to twist your hair and the scarfs together. Start by wrapping your hair once clockwise around one end of the scarf. Then wrap your hair anti-clockwise around the other end of the scarf. You should be wrapping your hair in a figure 8 shape around the two ends of the scarf, until all your hair is twisted. STEP 4 Tie the scarves in a knot at the end of the twists, and repeat with the other ponytails. Sleep with this hairstyle overnight. The next morning, use a wide tooth comb to gently comb through your hair, and you should have soft, smooth waves! BONUS TIP: For girls with thin hair... If you're determined to have longer, healthier, hair... But you've got thin hair problems... I have a feeling you'll seriously love our Sitting Pretty Halo. Many girls wear our Sitting Pretty Halo so they can enjoy their dream hair ASAP, while they take the time to grow their natural hair. Why? Because our halo extensions don't damage your hair, allowing you to get your real hair back to good health. Learn more here Now, go let your hair revive babe... When you're on a mission to grow your hair (and boycott heat tools) but you still need the help of a little styling to feel your best throughout the day, it's worth trying these heatless styling hair hacks. Remember, all hair types hold curls differently, so experiment to find which heatless styling technique creates your ideal curls. Got more hair care tips of your own? Share them in the comments below. Read next: 2 quick and easy ways to style the halo with Heidi Hamoud Hair Hack: Grow your hair faster in a week
Here's one of the most frustrating things about having thin hair: The ponytail struggle. You see girls wearing these big, voluminous ponytails that just make their style look so cool. Meanwhile the only places you're sporting a ponytail is at the gym or when you wash your face... sigh. One of the things girls (and especially girls with thin hair) love most about having a Sitting Pretty Halo is: They can finally enjoy rocking a long, thick ponytail! How to create a thick ponytail for thin hair... In the video below, Chelsea gets her hairstylist to cut and style her Medium halo to blend with her natural hair, adding more volume and length. Next, her hair is curled and styled in a gorgeous low pony. Watch the video for some amazing tips on creating natural loose waves, and styling the ponytail for maximum volume. Halo colour: Beige Blonde 613 Subscribe to our YouTube channel here to see our latest hair styling tutorials. How to create a ponytail with natural looking waves: Separate your hair into two sections - top and bottom. Curl your hair in small sections, making sure you curl all pieces of hair in the same direction. Lightly run a straightener over the curl to flatten the curls slightly. Move the straightener in the shape of the curl so that the curl still keeps it's wave. Let the curls cool, then collect your hair into a ponytail and tie with a strong hair tie. Leave one strand of hair out of the ponytail, and wrap that strand around your hair tie to cover it. Secure with a bobby pin. Tips for creating a thick ponytail with thin hair: Use textured powder on your natural hair. This will help create more volume at the top of your hair. You can also tease the top of your hair underneath for extra volume. Keep your hair looking wavy and tousled, as this will naturally double the volume of your hair - even with the halo! For more tips on creating ponytails with our Sitting Pretty Halo, read this. Want more halo hairstyling videos? Comment below on what halo tutorials you want to see! You might also love: 2 Quick And Easy Ways To Style The Halo With Heidi Hamoud 5 Must-Have Styling Tools To Boost Your Hair Volume Sitting Pretty Halo Hairstyling Video made by Chelsea Bourke.
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