Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Beauty Wednesdays: Messy Bun!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Beauty Wednesdays: Messy Bun!

Today's Beauty Wednesdays post is all about Hair!
As I mentioned in my Things I Hate About My Post-Baby Body post, ever since having Tyne my hair has been a real nightmare!

It becomes greasy and lank very very quickly (though I suppose the weather isn't helping!) and I find myself needing to wash it more often - which isn't really that easy to do with a baby! And even when I do get around to washing it, I find that it holds the water massively so never really looks dry and always just looks a bit bleh!

Also, my hair is quite long and thick, so in this heat it is almost unbearable to wear it down!

And so the answer to my hair prayers is this hairstyle.... 

the Messy Bun!

This has been my go-to hairdo for the duration of the heatwave because it keeps me nice and cool but still looks like I've made an effort, and because my hair is up - it doesn't matter if it isn't looking perfect as you can't really see the condition of it anyway!

And the best part of it is that it literally takes a minute and a half to achieve...


Because of this....

Yep - its a hair piece!

It is literally hair on a bobble - so you just put your hair into a high ponytail, twist it into a loose bun, and then put the hair piece bobble over it - voila!!

A perfect messy bun with no fuss!!
I have seen girls sporting hairstyles like this for ages and always wondered how they achieved the look, as no matter how hard I tried I could never get my messy buns to look this good - It was a hairdresser who spilled the hair piece secret!!

I picked my hair piece up from Rapunzels in Liverpool for £5.99 but they are available from many places.

I actually bought two of them - I wear one for a casual look as seen above, and two for a more dressy, volumous look in the evenings...

What do you think of my cheaters messy bun?! As always, I'd love to hear from you!


  1. Oh my gosh, I need one of these! My hair's crappy at the best of times but in this heat I can't do a thing with it :(

    Lou xxx

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

  2. Wow!! Looks fab!! So that's how people do

  3. My hair is doing the exact same thing in regards to the greasiness, it wasn't like it whilst I was pregnant, but now it looks awful after just one day of not washing it. It sucks. xx

  4. Love that!!! Minimal effort required, definitely a winner for me x

  5. That is brilliant! I was not expecting you to say it was a hair piece at all! xx

  6. Love it! I am going to need one of these, I'm going to have to see if I can shop around for one before I have Sophia as I know there is going to be no time to be blow drying and straightening my barnet!!xxx


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