Here in New York, everyone wears hats in the winter months, because we’re literally freezing here. Thus, I and most everyone here have numerous hats. But my biggest problem with them has always been static! If you have long or dry hair, then you probably can’t wear them without keeping a dryer sheet in your pockets. However, from my own experience, dryer sheets, when used repeatedly throughout the day, WILL weigh down your hair. Seriously, this has been my biggest pet peeve! Look adorable until I lift my hat off my head, then I look like a baby lion…not cute! And who wants to wash their hair EVERY single day, in the drier months at that, because your hair’s so coated in fabric softer goo?
This is why I absolutely LOVE the Satin-Lined-Caps, SLAPs for short, by Grace Eleyae!
Because they have a special, satin-like lining inside of it that not only stop your staticky-hair-drama, but it’ll prevent your hair from over-drying from your cotton pillows!
I’m sure many of you’ve read somewhere that cotton pillow cases WILL dry out your hair over time, and cause more split ends too, because they adsorb the natural oils on your hair. We’re suppose to use silk or satin pillows to sleep on but they’re SO expensive! But listen, you guys can sleep with your SLAPs instead! I’ve read numerous reviews from people saying that it’s made their hair less dry after a few weeks of use, and they’re not too hot to wear because it’s been made to be worn to bed! The material looks & feels like the softest cashmere in person!
I was sent 3 colors; mint, coral and cream. And although I’m wearing the mint & coral mostly in the hair tutorial, my favorite ended up being the Cream (I also wear this for heatless curls!) because I’m just slightly coo-coo, psycho crazy about anything white or cream. I seriously need a good 12 step program so I can stop buying more white shirts.
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(hair tutorial video at the bottom!)
Hair Braid 1
How to do a boho Headband Braid, Half-up Half-down Bun on yourself
SKILL LEVEL: Mid|| TIME: 15 Minutes || OCCASIONS: back to school, spring, summer, fall, winter, everyday, prom, homecoming, wedding
|| FOR: Medium, Long Hair Length || Layered, Curly, Straight, Wavy, Natural || With or without hair extensions
Step 1: Make a deep side part, then section out your back. Split your crown into 3 sections and clip it away..
Step 2: Create a Dutch fishtail braid with the back-most section. A Dutch fishtail braiding is where you cross a thin strand of hair under between 2 sections. Then tie the ends.
Step 3: Begin a French plait with the middle section. French braiding is where you add in hair to the side strands before doing a normal braid. Then tie the ends.
Step 4: Gather all thehair on the light side and up to the eyebrows on the heavy side, and make a half-up bun.
Step 5: Wrap the fishtail braid, around the half-up bun and pin.
Step 6: Wrap the French braid around the bun and pin.
Step 7: OPTIONAL : wrap your bangs around the bun.
How to do a Bubble Double Fishtail Braid on yourself | Hair Tutorial
SKILL LEVEL: Easy || TIME: 5 Minutes
Step 1 : Make a side Ponytail.
Step 2: Start a Fishtail Braid with the ponytail. With this braid, we’re going to split out hair in half and cross over a strand once over, and once UNDER to the other section PER side.
Step 3: Continue braiding until your braid is about 2 1/2″ long, then tie it with an elastic band.
Step 4: Wrap a strand of hair around the elastic. I used another elastic to secure it instead of bobby pins. Simple pull the hair down so it covers the 2nd elastic as well.
Step 5: Make more bubble fishtail braids. I did 2 but if your hair is longer, you can make more of them! 🙂
How to create an Easy Side Messy Bun with Accent Braids on yourself
SKILL LEVEL: Easy || TIME: 10 Minutes
Best without hair extensions
Step 1 : Make a deep side part.
Step 2: Start a Dutch braid on your part, a Dutch braiding is where you add in hair to the side strands to cross under the middle strand. When you get to about your ear, switch to a normal braid and tie it with an elastic band.
Step 3: Take all the hair on the light side ( a light side refers to the side with less hair) and make another Dutch braid. (repeat the above step).
Step 4: Gather all the hair – including your braids, into a side pony then make a quick bun. I like to twist my ends and scrunch upwards to plump up my hair, before wrapping it around to form a bun. You guys can also do a sock bun here.
Step 5: Straighten out your braids, put on your SLAPs and you’re done!
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