The holiday season means holiday parties—work potlucks, gatherings with friends. There always seems to be another dish to cook or bottle of wine to pick up. On top of that, you have to get holiday party ready. In the rush of the season, keep it simple with your hair. With New Year's Eve just around the corner, here’s a list of five holiday hairstyles that skip the heat damage and come together faster than Santa’s elves can assemble a gift set.
First—clean or dirty? That's up to you. The old hairstylist’s trick is that dirty hair makes for more easily styled hair, so if you’ve been slacking on the washes, just tell yourself that’s why. If you feel like you really need to give your locks a clean, however, feel free to hop in the shower. Our all-natural Wild Kindness Shampoo and Conditioner is powered by plant-based ingredients that nourish your hair instead of stripping it. Also, our Baby Bum Powder works great as a natural dry shampoo. Sprinkle a little bit on your hands and massage it through your roots before you head to bed. The lavender scent is perfect for bedtime and the tapioca starch, kaolin clay and arrowroot powder will help absorb excess oil.
A braid is a classic hairstyle and with a little practice, they’re really not that hard. If you have long hair, try a gorgeous side braid. Short hair? Braid the section around your face. Having trouble braiding your hair yourself? Ask a friend who knows how to braid hair to help you out. Enjoy a festive cocktail, get comfy and catch up as you get ready.
Bows aren’t just for gifts. Transform a simple ponytail or braid with a piece of ribbon tied around the elastic. If that’s not your thing, spruce up your ‘do with a sprig of fir from your tree (get it, spruce?) tucked into your elastic.
There must be a million ways to wear a ponytail. Ariana Grande has proven that the ponytail is a bona fide look. You can go super sleek, pulling your hair back and taming any flyaways with a touch of Ultimate Massage Oil. Take a strand of hair from the underside of your ponytail and hide the elastic by wrapping it around and tucking it back into the hair tie.
Top knots always have a magical way of looking super fancy. Simply put your hair up in a high ponytail, wrap the hair around itself and secure with an elastic. Use hairpins to add the finishing touches to your bun. Hairpins can hold more hair than a bobby pin, but work with what you’ve got. To add fullness to your bun, tease your hair a little once you have it in a ponytail.
Now this one may seem tricky, but trust, it’s much easier than it looks. It works best with hair that has just been washed and still wet, or hair that hasn’t been washed in a day or two. A little texture goes a long way. Bonus: You’ll end up with amazing curls when you take it out!
Step 1: Place a thin elastic headband over your hair about an inch from your hairline.
Step 2: Starting from the top, begin wrapping and tucking small sections of hair around the headband, adding more hair as you work down past your ears.
Step 3: Repeat on the other side.
Step 4: Continue to wrap until all loose ends are tucked away. (Tip: You can use bobby pins for any super-short baby hairs that won’t stay put.)
Here’s a tutorial if you want to follow along.
If spending time doing your hair just isn’t your jam don’t underestimate the power of going au natural. Your natural waves, curls and texture are beautiful just the way they are.
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