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SIMPLIFY YOUR HAIR ROUTINE WITH HAIR ACCESSORIES


This week I got inspired by some hair accessories that I bought recently! I haven’t used them much in the past, but they can actually make your hair routine (and life) a bit easier! For example, I figured that instead of having to hide the rubber elastics by wrapping a strand of my own hair around it (which can prove to be quite difficult if you have short hair by the way), I could just use a fancy hair tie instead. Genius right?😆
And the best part is you can get hair accessories practically anywhere, and they are usually very affordable!

So if you have any parties planned this spring or summer, or if you just like to look very put together with less effort, I think you’re going to like these hairstyle ideas.

Watch the video below if you prefer a video version of the tutorials or find the step-by-step further down along with product details.

Braided ponytail

I love how this simple braid adds a bohemian flair to the ponytail and the clip adds an elegant finish.

French braided ponytail with hair accessories. See tutorial at https://hairsaffairs.com/simplify-hair-routine-hair-accessories/

 

Step-by-step:

  1. Make a deep side part.
  2. Section off some hair on the heavier side, from the part to your temple going to the back of your head.
  3. Secure the rest of the hair away and braid that top section into a french braid (Divide hair into 3 strands, cross the outer strands over the middle, add in new hair to the outer strands before crossing over the middle as you go along).
  4. Once you’ve incorporated all of the hair from that section into the braid, finish braiding a regular braid all the way down. Secure the braid with an elastic and pull it out by tugging gently on the edges.
  5. Gather all of your hair into a high pony and tie it off together with the braid.

 

TIP: If you don’t have anything else at hand, take a small strand of your hair from your ponytail and wrap it around the elastic, securing it with bobby pins.

However, this kind of hair tie with a round clip attached can help simplify making your ponytail look elegant and polished. You simply tie off your hair first and then open the clip and close it around the nape of the ponytail, hiding the tie.

 

 

 

 

Bohemian french braid

I think this one is my favorite. And it’s SO EASY! You don’t have to give up romantic mermaid braids, just because your hair is short!

Bohemian French Braid with hair accessories. See tutorial at: https://hairsaffairs.com/simplify-hair-routine-hair-accessories/

 

Step-by-step:

  1. Separate some hair on both sides and secure it out of the way.
  2. Braid the rest of the hair in the back into a french braid and pull it apart for volume as much as you can (or want to😉).
  3. If you haven’t already, curl the hair on the sides into loose curls. Curl in the direction away from the face.
  4. Twist the hair from the sides in sections, away from the face. Pull gently on the edges of the twists and pin them randomly to the back of the braid. You can let the curly ends hang free.

 

twist-pinsTIP: I like the hairstyle already, but there’s no harm in adding some sparkle😜. Especially if you’re going to a party! I think twist pins go great with these type of hairstyles because you can place them anywhere you want! You literally twist the into your hair and they stay put.

 

 

 

Four strand braid

Last but not least, something I’ve been wearing a lot lately! Ever since I grew out the layers in the back. It’s quite easy once you try it a couple of times, so let’s look at the step by step. Hint: Over, under – Under, over – this will be a helpful mantra😉

4 strand strand braid with hair accessories. See tutorial at: https://hairsaffairs.com/simplify-hair-routine-hair-accessories/

 

Step-by-step:

  1. Leave out face framing pieces if you wish, then brush the rest of your hair to the back and pick up a U shaped section at the top. Divide this into 4 equal strands.
  2. It doesn’t matter what side you start on, but just for the sake of order, let’s name the strands from the left 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  3. Starting from the left, cross strand 1 over 2 and under 3. Then from the right, cross strand 4 under 3 and over 2.
  4. Add additional hair to the left outer strand (#1) and cross it over 2 and under 3. Now add in hair to the right outer strand (#4) and cross it under 3 and over 2.
  5. Keep repeating step 4 until you reach the nape of your neck and then either tie the braid off or keep braiding a regular 4 strand braid further down.
  6. Gently pull on the outer edges of the braid for added fullness. Make sure you leave the thinner strand alone.

 

gold and silver hair tiesTIP: In this 4 strand braid there is one strand that will never have hair added to it (the one that appears to be running through the middle of the braid). That’s why I recommend it if you don’t have layers in the back of your head. Otherwise that strand might end up running too short. If you have longer layered hair, but the shortest layers in the back reach at least past the nape of your neck go for it! You’ll just have to tie the braid off at the nape and leave a longer ponytail. If you have shorter hair with layers, go for a french braid instead.

And these cute golden and silver hair ties are again a great way to finish a braid instead off using rubber ones.

 

I got all of these accessories in Bijou Brigitte and there were very affordable!

What are some of your favorite hair accessories?

Have fun and happy hairstyling!😉

xo

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