Southern Mom Loves: Easy Wrapped Updo Hair Tutorial + a DIY Lace Headband!

Easy Wrapped Updo Hair Tutorial + a DIY Lace Headband!

Monday, April 11, 2016

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Here in the South we're just now getting some gorgeous spring weather. I expect this to last, oh, maybe a month before summer comes on full force. The summers here can be brutal, so over the years I've built up an arsenal of cute, casual updos, because trying to wear your hair down here in the summer is like wearing a wool blanket in a sauna. It's just not a good idea.

Today I'm showing you an easy wrapped updo hairstyle tutorial that is so simple, you can do it in about 2 minutes. As a bonus, I made a video to show you how to make the pretty DIY crochet lace headband that I used in this style, and I'll tell you how I get naturally beautiful hair!

I've tried a lot of haircare products over the past 15 years, but I've always gone back to my Garnier Fructis. While other products have been great, worked well, and did what they said they would do, it just wasn't enough to make me switch for good. The Good Hair Days with Garnier far outweighed the Good Hair Days with other products, so when I saw they had a new line of hair care products with natural ingredients, I couldn't wait to dive in.

The Garnier Whole Blends Hair Care Line uses natural extracts blended into nurturing and gentle formulas that help restore the health and natural beauty of hair with every use.

They're good for your hair and the world we live in:
  • They're paraben-free
  • The ingredients are purchased fairly and sustainably to support local farmers and communities
  • The packaging is made of recyclable PET plastic with 30% Post-Consumer Recycled waste
  • They're produced in a facility committed to sustainability, reducing its waste and water consumption per unit by approximately 58% and 47% respectively, since 2005
  • Garnier has partnered with TerraCycle to keep beauty products out of landfills
I can get behind that, and wish more manufacturers would recognize that the waste they create is a big problem for the communities around them and all over the world, but until they do, it's up to us to choose better, more sustainable options. We have the purchasing power!

I chose to try Whole Blends Nourishing Hair Care With Avocado Oil and Shea Butter Extracts. This formula is said to rejuvenate dried out hair, which is a benefit I need. This treatment blend has a shampoo, conditioner, and a hair mask.

The formula is very creamy and the scent of avocado oil and shea butter is lovely. My hair was soft and manageable after air-drying and I didn't even have to use hair oil in my ends. Bonus. I will keep using these, although all of the scents are so amazing, I want to try them all before I settle down. ;)

Whole Blends Nourishing Hair Care comes in a variety of treatments that are specific for your hair care needs:
  • Repairing - Honey Treasures
  • Hydrating - Coconut Water and Vanilla Milk
  • Smoothing - Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter
  • Refreshing - Green Apple and Green Tea
  • Nourishing - Avocado Oil and Shea Butter
  • Color Care - Argan Oil and Cranberry Extracts
Choose the formula for your hair needs, but beware, they're addictive and you may find yourself eyeing another formula to try.

Now that you know how I'm making my hair naturally beautiful, I'll show you how I style it during the hot, lazy summers of the South.

Easy Wrapped Updo Hair Tutorial

This style is a beautiful way to get your hair off of your neck during the hot months, and it can make your 2nd or even 3rd day hair look fabulous. The hair can be rolled tightly and pinned à la the Victory Hairstyles of the 40's, or rolled loosely with wisps pulled out for a more casual, romantic look.

What you'll need:
  • stretchy headband
  • brush or comb
  • hairpins
  • hair elastic

  1. Let your hair air dry naturally. The more texture you have in your hair, the better it will hold. If you have very fine, slippery hair, spray a dry shampoo lightly throughout from root to tip (making sure to stay at least 12" away while spraying!) Then part your hair where you'd like it.
  2. If you'd like some height in your crown, lift the crown section and gently backcomb through the root area. Smooth the top section back with your brush.
  3. Place the headband over your hair, like a crown.
  4. Working from the front hairline on one side of your part, with 1"-2" sections of hair, bring your section back over your headband, then tuck it under the headband and pull it through to the front.
  5. To keep your headband from falling off while you work, do one section from the left, then one from the right, working your way down.
  6. Repeat grabbing sections, pulling back, then under your headband until you reach the nape of your neck on both sides, and all your hair is still underneath the headband.
  7. Use your hairpins to secure the sides of your hair in place.
  8. Pull your hair into a tight ponytail in the back with your elastic band. 
  9. Pull the band about halfway down your ponytail.
  10. Flip the end of your ponytail up and towards you, then start rolling your ponytail up.
  11. Once you have your ponytail rolled up at the base of your neck, tuck the whole roll over, and then under your hairband so the hairband is keeping it in place. Don't worry if pieces come loose, just continue using your hands to roll your hair over the headband until you have it as tight as you want.
  12. Use your hairpins to secure your back roll. Use as many as you need until it feels secure. 
  13. For an undone look, pull small bits of hair out at your temples and in front of your ears. You can follow this with a spray of your favorite hairspray if desired.

Now that you know how to do it, how about making the perfect hair accessory for this fabulous spring/summer style? I made a DIY lace headband tutorial video to show you exactly how you can make your own headband for this hairstyle out of lace, crochet lace (shown on me), or ribbon!

I hope you had fun learning how to do this super-easy style and how to make your own headband for it. Give it a try this summer and ditch the plain pony for a while!

You can find the amazing Garnier Whole Blends Hair Care line in your local Walmart in the Health & Beauty section or online here.


Which Whole Blend do you want to try? Do you think you'll give this easy warm-weather hairstyle a go? I love to read your comments!

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