I seriously love it when I get to start a hair tutorial with, “This style is great for second (or third or fourth) day hair.” My hair only gets washed about two times a week (hey, I’ve gotta preserve that vivid color), so any style that helps get me through the week is ace in my book! Dirty hair club forever.
Or, dry shampoo club forever. Who’s with me? We need a good name for our club.
Anyway, let me show you how I did this everyday French twist. It’s really great for hair that hasn’t been freshly washed and is actually pretty simple to tackle!
Step One: Alright, this is usually my step one for every hair tutorial. I love a little volume on top, I’m not gonna lie. So first, tease the hair at the crown of your head. Make it all messy– we’re going to smooth it down in the next step.
Step Two: Gather the sides of your hair to the back of the head. Smooth down the crazy top section and pin in place. Are you with me so far?
Step Three: Gather your hair to one side of your head and pin. You will be pinning over your first round of bobby pins, as shown above.
Step Four: Okay! Now that you’ve pinned your hair to one side, take the remaining hair and gather it into a ponytail. Wrap the hair around your hand and roll it in toward your head.
If your hair is on the shorter side, but you still have enough for a small pony, you can accomplish this step by wrapping hair around a couple of fingers instead of your hand.
Step Five: Once you’ve gotten your hair rolled to your head, it’s time to pin it securely in place! As you can see from the photo above, you will want to pin inside the roll.
It’s super easy to hide the bobby pins this way so you don’t end up A) having a head full of visible bobby pins, or B) a flat roll on the back of your head. Unless you like that. And then I say GO FOR IT. Finish your look with a little hairspray and you’re done!
Even though I obviously missed out in the curly hair department, despite the fact that my dad had a full head of curly swirly locks (shaking my fist at you, genetics), I’m pretty confident this style would be ultra cute on you curly girls out there (I’m looking at you, Rachel). If you try this style, make sure and tweet me (@skunkboy) or tag me on Instagram so I can see! I love it when you guys share! xo. Katie
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Credits // Author and Photography: Katie Shelton.
I much prefer the formal polished look for my French twist.
Gonna try this for festival and me too@ dirty hair club
I love your tutorials. You make it look so easy. I’ve tried the French twist out a couple of times and got some nice compliments. Thx.
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Looks great. I’m going to have a go at this for work. Will make a change from my boring pony tail 🙂
so pretty! would you share your preferred dry shampoo? Also, does your scalp get itchy after not washing for so long? Mine does, maybe a different shampoo?
I can’t wait to try this out!!
Still need someone to do this for me 🙁
Gorgeous and your hair is a stunning colour!
Wow – this styling look super cute on you! I really have to try it! 🙂 All the best from Munich,
Love this look, hopefully simple enough for me to do in the mornings and much nicer than just a ponytail.
Hi, beautiful look. Thanks for sharing with us. I will try to do it. Gracias Ana
I have curly hair which I only wash every third day, so I am with you on the “dirty hair” club. I love the look of the tattoo you have at the base of your neck, could you tell me what it says?
I love it! Going to try it and hope my pin straight Asian hair holds in this type of bun – I’ll need lots of pins! xx
I can’t wait to try this hairstyle.I love the messy but sheik look.Thanks for the fun tutorial.
This is GORGEOUS! Thank you! I always have my hair back in a low ponytail. What a fab alternative!
Could you girls try posting hair styles for curly (and i mean REALLY curly) hair?
It would be super appreciated since I find it impossible to do anything with mine
Your tutorial is awesome. Shows all the steps very clearly! Thank you
LOVE THIS! Definitely gonna give it a try! I love the look of french twists, but they usually give me a headache, this looks way more relaxed!
Xx from the Girl in the Houndstooth Coat
Love it, but it doesn’t work with my hair (long, straight, undyed). The twist sticks out, can’t lay it down and it’s too smooth. 3rd day hair, but still…. :-/