I feel like our weeks have just been flying by. Last week I went to Blog Elevated, Addie was dedicated at church, she had her surgery and ABR test, and she had a doctor’s appointment. Not only that, but our A/C decided to go out on me on Saturday whenever Mathew was out at the deer lease to prepare for deer hunting season. We’ve been quite busy and I feel as though I’m running myself ragged at times. I definitely need a date night with Mathew or a night out crafting with a friend, because it can be pretty exhausting taking care of Addie at times! Still, I made sure to give you guys another fun hairstyle this week, the braided headband! I really love the braided headband because it’s cute, functional so my hair isn’t in my face, and looks more fun than a typical half up, half down hairstyle. Plus, it’s really easy, and you can’t beat that. I only have a few minutes each morning to get ready because I love to sleep in as long as possible until it’s time to relieve Addie’s nurse for the day, so this braided headband is one I can whip up in 5 minutes, tops! The braided headband can be done on medium to long hair.
Makeup: Foundation- Benefit Big Easy in Fair, Concealer- Tarte CC Undereye Collector in Light-Medium, Brows- Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe, Eyeshadow- Naked on the Run, Eyeliner- MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, Mascara- Benefit They’re Real, Blush-Urban Decay Naked Flushed, Highlighter- Benefit Sunbeam, Lipstick- MAC Ramblin’ Rose, Lashes- Ardell
Remember: The goal of Mom Hair Monday? To give you a cute, functional hairstyle that will take you from drab to fab in 5 minutes. 5 minutes is all we have, right moms? I’ll be showing you my tried and true hairstyles that are no fuss but look like you put in a ton of effort.
What will you need for the Braided Headband?
Here’s how to do it:
2 & 3. Separate your hair on both sides of your head. You’ll want to section off your hair into the pieces in front of your ears as shown in the pictures below, and then take a 2-3 inch section of hair from behind your ears for your braids.
4. Following the fishtail braid tutorial from our previous Mom Hair Monday, you’ll fishtail braid both 2 inch sections of your hair that you took from behind your ears. Secure each braid with a clear elastic.
5. Use your hands to pull apart your braids to widen them and messy them up a little. This is a key part into making them look perfect for your braided headband!
6. Take the left braid and place it above your head, ending at the right ear. Pin the braid down by placing 2 bobby pins in an X shape to secure it to your head. Repeat by taking the right braid and placing it above your head, ending at the left ear and securing.
7. Take the front sections of your hair and twist them. Secure with 2 bobby pins in an X shape behind each ear.
8. You are done! If you have extra time, you can curl your hair like I said earlier or even tease the crown of your head. If you don’t have an extra minute or two, no worries, you still look fab!
This week thankfully is not as busy of a week for our household, and I’m thankful because Addie and I need to just relax for once! She has an appointment today, but other than that we are pretty much free for the week. I’m so happy!