Friday, May 26, 2017

Easy Rope Braid Updo

Hi everyone,

     Today I wore a favorite casual dress, and fixed my hair in a casual yet pretty style to match.  I made a side lace rope braid that ended in a side bun.  This updo is simple to make, and reminds me of Elsa's look for Coronation Day <3  Thank you for coming to see!


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Braided Bow Ponytail

Hi friends,

     I absolutely love how this hairstyle turned out.  The day before, I made an updo with a variety of braids gathered together into a side bun.  I slept with the braids in, but instead of taking them out the next morning I tried something new.  I piled my hair into a high ponytail, then made a "hair bow" at the top and put a flower clip in the middle of my bow for an accent.  I love this look and definitely want to do it again.

     Thank you for visiting my blog!  Come again soon :-)



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Share your hair story with me

Hello long-hair friends,

     My blog is fast-approaching one million views, such an exciting event that I look forward to seeing happen.  Since I first started my blog, I have so enjoyed having a place to share hair pictures with friends who share my love for long hair.  I hope that in some way my posts are a help and an encouragement to friends who want to grow their own hair longer, or who are simply looking for a source of ideas for braids and hairstyles suitable for long hair.

     What is your hair story?  Do you have long hair?  Are you near your goal length?  What is your favorite thing about long hair?  Any hair care tips?  I would love for you to share your story with me.  If you feel comfortable leaving a public comment, please comment below in a reply to this post.  You can also message me on Facebook and send me a picture or two of your hair, maybe even a picture featuring your version of a hairstyle from my blog.  If you agree, I would love to share your pictures and stories here for our other long-hair friends to enjoy.

     Who knows?  Maybe one day we will get to meet in person and take hair pictures together.  I look forward to that day very much.  Thank you for your friendship.

Love, Andrea

Half-Updo for super long hair

Hi friends,

     Yesterday I wanted to have my hair frame my face, but I didn't want to wear it down at full length.  My solution was to put it up in this half-updo fashion using my favorite hairclips.  The result lasted all day long until I took my hair down at night.

     On Saturday evening, I used my favorite hair mask before washing my hair.  I mixed 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons coconut oil and 2 tablespoons olive oil, and applied this mixture to my hair.  I piled my hair up in a high bun and covered it with a plastic grocery bag.  I let this sit for about an hour, then washed my hair as normal with the Condition-Wash-Condition method.  My hair was so strong and thick, and if I may say so, lovely, after doing this hair mask.  I absolutely recommend it.  You can even half the recipe if you like, and do everything 1x instead of 2x.

     Thank you for visiting my blog!  I hope you enjoy my posts as much as I enjoy sharing them with you.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Over the Rainbow

Hello everyone,

     I discovered how to do this braid in a YouTube video, and I love how easy and pretty it is.  I wore my version over my shoulder, so "Over the Rainbow" seems to be a name that exactly fits this braid.  Watch the video to see how I did it, I'm sure you will want to try it out yourself.  Thank you so much for coming to see my pictures!

I stopped my braid at the halfway point, then braided the rest of my hair in a simple 3-strand braid which I folded up and under my rainbow braid, and wrapped around the base of my ponytail.  For someone whose hair is not as long as mine, you could follow the original version and have a tassel at the end of your braid.

Later that day I got a gift of flowers from a sweet friend

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Charming Flower Updo

Hello friends,

     Happy weekend!  Today I wore my new flower headband with three low buns, to create this charming flower updo.  I love how you can see the flowers from the front view, it's always nice when your hair can frame your face rather than only be seen when you turn around and leave the room.  Thank you for coming to see my post, and please visit again soon.