June 30, 2011

Braided Crossover Bun with Abby from My Yellow Sandbox

Today we have another fun guest in the house.  It's Abby from My Yellow Sandbox and she's got some great tips and styles to show you today.  She blogs about a lot of things....from home decor to scrapbooking to her cute family.  She has gorgeous Rapunzel hair and a lot of tricks up her sleeve.  Let's welcome Abby.

Hey lovelies!  It's Abby from My Yellow Sandbox!  I have been so excited to share with you some of my hair styles, I felt like this day would never come!  Who here loves hair week?  I am totally in love with hair week!  Hair is such an important accessory.  I like to think of it as the gorgeous frame that makes the picture that much more stunning.  If you don't love your hair I have some tricks that will help you learn to!  Lets love our hair people!!

These are 9 of the 30 styles I've already shown over at My Yellow Sandbox!!


Before we get to today's hairstyle I want to share a few hair secrets!  The rest of them will be in my ebook coming out soon!

Trick #1.  Do not wash your hair everyday.  Did ya hear me?!  DON'T. WASH. YOUR. HAIR. EVERYDAY!  What happens is the more you wash your hair, the more you strip your hair of those natural oils that make your hair soft and silky.  EW but then my hair is greasy Abby.  I can't have greasy hair.  That's just disgusting.  You have to train your hair.  Go one extra day between washings!  Let your hair get used to it and it will start producing less oil.  It's the truth I tell you!

Trick #2.  Spend the money on products.  You can't hope to grow your hair out if it keeps breaking off because it's so dry.  Been there.  You should have seen my mop in college!  It was BAD.  I could not get it to stop breaking.  It was so dry and damaged.  I ended up chopping it all off and starting fresh.  I  got it trimmed every six weeks.  I swear she'd cut off more than what grew!  And I started using nice salon grade shampoos and conditioners.  Once a week I would deep condition it over night.  And I spent money on the Hana Shine Shield, which is what seriously saved my hair.

Just trust me.  Pantene Pro V is not the same as Redkin, or Bed Head or any other product you can buy at a salon.  You get what you pay for.  And I really mean that!!  I know it's really hard to spend money on such stupid things.  If I'm gonna spend forty bucks I want a new outfit!!  Shop the sales.  There are always buy one get one free or 50% off sales going on.  Don't ever pay full price.  Ask your hair stylist if she can get you some product with her discount.  All the stylists I've known have always been super nice about getting me product.  Because if you want long, delicious hair.....

Visit me here to learn about all the products I use.

Trick #3.  Try not to straighten your hair everyday.  The heat is what KILLS your hair.  If you are using lots of heat, make sure you're using some type of heat shield.  My Hana Shine Shield has lasted me almost an entire year!  But Abby, how do you get around not straightening it or washing it every day?  This is my routine.  I will wash my hair, straighten it and keep it down.  The next day, so I don't have to straighten it again, I like to pull it half up.  If it's still looking good the next day I might decide to curl it. So that the next day I can put it up in some pretty up-do.  That's four days of only straightening and curling it once!  That's the trick to saving your hair!  I've really trained my hair not to get greasy though.  You definitely have to work up to it!  And yes, I still shower everyday.  Ha ha!!

FINALLY!  The Braided Cross-Over Bun.  You will die when you see how easy this is!





Here is a brand new video just for you!

These are three of my viewers favorites.

The wedding bun

The four piece braid

And the Bohemian Twist

Thanks for hangin' out with me!  Come on by and see some more of my hairstyles at My Yellow Sandbox
Thanks for all the ideas and tips Abby!  See you guys tomorrow for some short hair inspiration.  Thanks for reading.


Louley's Belles said...

I am loving your hair posts. I have been rocking the twist and pin for the last two days. My girls are loving it too. Thanks for sharing!!!

My name is Becka said...

This is simply amazing, thank you soooo much for sharing!

I have a silly question... she says not to straighten her hair everyday, but when she showers does it not ruin the straightness? Or does she wear a shower cap?



Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

I love hair week! I did the twist and pin yesterday...still practicing on the waterfall braid, I'm finding it a little hard with my curly hair. I'm definitely going to try the braided crossover bun next!

Anonymous said...

Well jeepers, this one is fun too!!! I did the twist and pin on wet hair yesterday so this morning had tons of wave and crazy body to it - so I watched this video over breakfast with the kiddos and then went and gave it a go. My hair is thin and not super long, but even so I really like it!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Biz said...

It seems like everyone doing these hairstyles seem to have thick hair. Has anyone ever tried these on thinner hair?

Rebecca said...

I am lovin' all you lovely ladies with long hair......but I am super excited for the short hair fun!

Aurora said...

Super cute! But I'm sssssssssssooooooooooooo excited for short hair inspiration!!!

Laynah said...

Abby is a hair genius. Great tips! I tried the bohemian twist on my blog a few days ago and I think next im going to try the four piece braid, for a cute way to get my hair out of my face.

Bridget said...

Hair week is the best - thank you for all of these fun ideas! I love the length of your bangs and I struggle with having them cut right when I go to get haircuts, and then when they do get it a good length it seems like it's grown out too long in just a few weeks. Do you trim your bangs yourself or have any tricks in that department? Thanks!

Tyler-Ashlee's Mommy said...

OMG! I am SOOO loving this series. I am rocking the bohomeian twist today and it was so totally easy and it looks so cute. I always wondered how people did it. Now I know!! THANKS!

jamie w said...

i love it. i might be able to do this one.

ally said...

Love the posts. You are great with hair.
Do Not ask your hair dresser to give you discounts with their license. Totally rude. That's like your employer asking you to work for him for free. This is their job. It's how they make money. Yes shop sales, but don't be inconsiderate of their hard work they have put in to have that license.

Emily Heizer Photography said...

I have the same question, when you shower, do you not get your hair wet? I have always wondered that about the "dirty hair" thing. When you are keeping your hair dirty, do you get it wet when you shower or keep it dry?

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! Just found you through searching for an easy up do--- and I'm dying to know how to do this braided cross-over bun, but the You Tube video won't play for me, says "video is private." Would love to get your instruction!



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