HOW TO: CUTE BOW BUN
Guest Post for Powder Doom by Ire at unrully

1. Start by pulling your hair up into a ponytail.
2. Divide your ponytail into three sections. The section in the middle should be smaller than the other two.
3. Braid the middle section and clip it out of the way.
4. Twist each of the two remaining sections around itself and secure the ends at the base of the ponytail using a bobby pin.
5. Bring the braided section forward and secure it underneath the rest of the hair using a bobby pin.
Finished!

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unrully:

It took me a long time to figure out a successful detangling method for my hair. I have used wide tooth combs in the past and they worked well for me, but I have found that finger detangling causes me the least amount of breakage and doesn’t take a lot of time.

I always detangle on damp hair, wet with a spray bottle with water. I also add a mix of coconut oil and a detangling conditioner (currently using ‘Luv Naturals Don’t Be So Clingy’) as needed. I detangle my hair working in sections, about 10 sections on my whole head.

There are three main things I do when finger detangling -

  • Separating the strands - This is the first thing I do to separate any parts of my hair that are clumped together. This gets rid of the big tangles. I don’t separate each strand individually, but i try to work through as small sections as possible. 
  • Pulling out the shed hair - After I have gotten most of the knots out, the next step is to pull on the ends of my hair to remove any shed hair. This is really important because shed hair gets caught up in my strands and is the main cause of breakage for me.
  • Finger combing - Only after I have removed the major knots, I will use my fingers as a comb and rake through my hair. Generally, after completing the first two steps my fingers will go right through. This step helps me feel for any smaller knots which I can then try to unravel.

That is basically it! Finger detangling may seem daunting when you first try it but once you get the hang of it it doesn’t take much time at all and the amount of hair you loose will be significantly smaller. I definitely attribute my ability to retain my length to finger detangling.

[Images: 1. Girl holding her hair with caption “Finger Detangling My Natural Hair.”

2. Image of a bowl with a caption “conditioner and coconut oil” and a water spray bottle.

3. Separating the strands of hair.

4. Pulling out shed hair. She holds the hair at the middle and tugs on the tips with her other hand.

5. Finger combing. She holds the hair near the roots and combs her fingers through.]

How I Detangle My Hair
By Eline

If you look at my little about blurb you will see I have had lifelong issues with both anxiety and depression. I’ve often used make up, as well as outfits, to shield it, to make myself feel empowered but don’t be fooled by my online persona — I definitely have days where I just can’t do a thing and sit and cry. Back up, wait, I can’t even sit, and sometimes I don’t even have the energy to cry. Caring for our hair is one of the most common beauty rituals we neglect, and with ‘me’ I lovingly refer to my fellow mental health issue-babes but also people with chronic health issues, or anyone who feels the task is too daunting to start. Whether short or long, combing your hair can be a mean task. Here are my tips for detangling your hair.

For super curly-haired babes, see this incredible post.

HOW TO: SIXTIES HAIR TUTORIAL
by Vanessa

This hair tutorial presents an easy way to get a cute sixties hairstyle.

All you need is a 1‘‘ curling iron, a comb or a teasing brush (well just something you like to tease with, I’m using my tangle teaser in this tutorial),  a round brush, some duckbill clips, a bobby pin and (of course) hairspray. This hairstyle works with shorter or longer hair, with bangs or without.

Hey there :) I was wondering if there are any products other than that gel I'm now coveting from bumble and bumble you'd recommend to hold a style throughout the day? Nothing seems to last in my hair but from what you've shown I have hope now haha

Asked by
joyfulcalamity

That Bumble gel is my favorite one, not because it holds style throughout the day (though it can) but because it’s so LIGHTWEIGHT about it. It’s like a magically disappearing gel, not a hard glue crunchy gel.

I don’t like any other hair gel nearly as much (though I’ll test some others next week regardless to see) but I can definitely recommend this Redken Control Addict 28 Hold hairspray. I see it in hairstylist kits ALL the time and it’s also my own favorite besides the B&B one, which is one I buy over and over again. Also it smells nice. But the Redken one is fantastic. You put your hair in the most ridiculous impossible angles and volume, and it will hold, all day. Legit.