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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 26th Apr 17, 12:39 PM
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    Hair help - I'm useless!
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    • 26th Apr 17, 12:39 PM
    Hair help - I'm useless! 26th Apr 17 at 12:39 PM
    For years I've had shoulder length hair but am growing it out and it's a few inches past my shoulders now.
    I wear it down 99% of the time purely because I have literally no idea how to put it up. I'm not even very good at putting it in a ponytail without it looking messy - I don't know what to do with my parting when I tie it up
    I don't know how to do a bun either, other than the type where you pull it back through the hairband after making a pontytail - I really am at absolute beginner level when it comes to hair but I'm too old to be such a scruff!

    Can anyone suggest some simple but pretty up-do's I could try? Any youtube tutorials anyone would recommend?
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    • helcat26
    • By helcat26 27th Apr 17, 12:59 PM
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    • 27th Apr 17, 12:59 PM
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    • 27th Apr 17, 12:59 PM
    Hi -I am useless too, but found these very useful as I could tie my hair back then weave the ponytail in with the scrunchie to make a big messy bun. It must match well though!
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hair-Scrunchie-Bun-Hairpiece-Elastic-Synthetic-Natural-Look-Hair-Extention-/182534970041?var=&hash=item2a7fee9ab9:m:mlgjhvOLVg gdwYm-eSp-CFA
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 27th Apr 17, 5:09 PM
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    • 27th Apr 17, 5:09 PM
    I used to have long hair, with no problems, but have had it cut short since my forties.


    At first I had a perm, which was just wash and comb through, but after a couple of unsatisfactory experiences (different hairdressers) gave that up and just went for style and colour.


    However, it is a waste of effort for the hairdresser to show me the back, as I never get it right myself. (Pity wigs aren't in fashion, again.)
    • catherine/kate
    • By catherine/kate 27th Apr 17, 7:01 PM
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    • 27th Apr 17, 7:01 PM
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    • 27th Apr 17, 7:01 PM
    Claire's sell (or used to) a bun maker which is two bits of foam, you roll your hair up around it and sort of snap it together, and it makes a bun. There are instructions on the box, it takes a bit of practice though.

    You don't say whether your hair is straight or wavy, if it's wavy, you can get away with a lot more scruffiness and it'll look lovely. I'm a straight girl and that needs a bit more care!

    For a nape-of-neck ponytail or barrette style I leave my parting where it is, for anything higher I tend to brush hair into the ponytail straight back from my forehead (not too severely though and not too tight! beware the ponytail-induced facelift!) - again a little scruffiness is helpful!

    Hope that's of some help!
    • sam.4000
    • By sam.4000 27th Apr 17, 7:04 PM
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    • 27th Apr 17, 7:04 PM
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    • 27th Apr 17, 7:04 PM
    There are loads of tutorials on YouTube. I am lazy with my hair and it is either plait, bun, clip or ponytail and occasionally a French plait but only when it is in the mood.
    • tensandunits
    • By tensandunits 27th Apr 17, 7:04 PM
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    • 27th Apr 17, 7:04 PM
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    • 27th Apr 17, 7:04 PM
    I'm having rather similar issues. Long hair is nice, but it takes some looking after.
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    • harrys nan
    • By harrys nan 13th May 17, 9:44 AM
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    • 13th May 17, 9:44 AM
    have a look on Pinterest, plenty of ideas on there and how to do it
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    • savingfortomorrow
    • By savingfortomorrow 14th May 17, 12:32 PM
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    • 14th May 17, 12:32 PM
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    • 14th May 17, 12:32 PM
    i have the perfect youtuber to recommend to you. She is a hairdresser who gives easy to follow tutorials that are simple steps but produce stunning results. It is the small things blog. https://www.youtube.com/user/K8bryan
    • Glad
    • By Glad 16th Jun 17, 10:12 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 10:12 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 10:12 PM
    I find some great ideas on this blog http://www.thesmallthingsblog.com/category/beauty/hair/
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