Daily Hair Wear + Easy Dutch Ponytail

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Do you remember when at the beginning of the summer I shared a few goals? One of them was to learn to how to do a dutch crown braid…. and while I haven’t mastered getting it all the way around my head, I wear my hair in a dutch braid AT LEAST four days a week now. It’s ideal for dirty hair, clean hair, times I need to look somewhat put-together, times when I need my hair out of my face, times when I don’t have time, it just always works.

And speaking of hair, I’m in desperate need for a cut + touch-up. I’ve let someone dye my hair a total of twice in my life (if you don’t count that one time in my early teens I dyed it myself with a box #worstideaever). The first time it was a dear friend + hair dresser who understood my lack of hair maintenance and stuck to the “it needs to be able to grow out naturally” instructions. This most recent time though, the ombre wasn’t quite as subtle and I have a solid two inches of dark root showing when I chance a glance at the top of my head. I think it’s most noticeable when my hair is up in a ponytail (especially when I see pictures) BUT, I’ve found an ingenious solution.

John Freida recently released their Root Blur™ Colour Blending Concealer which sounded a bit ridiculous and too good to be true at the same time to me. Makeup for your hair? But guys, I am totally sold. Its easy to apply and just a little really makes a difference temporarily blending my roots into my highlights (I use the Honey to Caramel For Medium to Dark Blonde to blend in my highlights). Now I can put off going to the salon for at least another month 😉

Dutch Braid Wrapped Pony:
  1. Starting with a far side part, dutch braid your hair along the hair line (sticking close to your face) down to your ear. Pull in hair on each side and when you get to right below your ear, continue braiding straight down without pulling in any additional hair. Secure with a tiny elastic.
  2. Pull the rest of your hair back into a ponytail.
  3. Wrap the braid around the hair tie, hiding it and tuck + pin.
P.S. Most of the time I skip steps 2 & 3 (and the tiny elastic) and just pull the whole thing into a messy bun with the dutch side braid.
You can tell I used the root blur along the hair line by my forehead but missed the roots toward the middle of my head in the middle picture – see what a difference the root blur makes? It adds a bit of warmth to my cooler roots so the highlights still look natural and with the two different colors, you can easily match your color. This is definitely a product I would buy again + continue to use as long as my hair needs easy touch-ups.

^I picked this up at Target (it’s on an end display until March 5thso it’s easy to find – but check availability online because not all Targets have them in store right now) – plus when you buy 3 items you get a $5 gift card.

^And because Lincoln crawled up in the middle of us taking pictures and asked to be held (by making some kind of baby noise and holding his hands up) – this is my go-to “mom” hairstyle after all 🙂

What do you do to keep your cut+color lasting longer? Check out the root blur and see what color would work best. 

shirt + joggers both GAP maternity via thredUP – 20 week baby bump via an 11 ounce little girl

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