An Easy Half Twist Updo

Jul 19, 2016

Happy Tuesday y’all! I’m excited to share this beach inspired hair look with you today. Like so many ‘hair goals’ I have it looks so easy on celebrities and you tube sensations and then I sit down to braid my hair into a similar look and look like a hot mess. I think even the ‘easy’ laid back hairstyles take more work than you think, hair extensions & other secret products. I am not talented enough or patient enough to deal with most of those things so I’m always on the hunt for effortless ways I can style my hair that are easy and quick. 

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half up twist updo

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half up twist hairstyle

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My hair does have a bit of wave to it and I used this Suave Sea Mineral Sea Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner I snagged at Mariano’s (you can get it at any Kroger or banner store) to give it that extra messy feel before even styling. It adds the volume that my thin hair needs and makes it easier for me to style those loose curls with my flat iron. After showering I let me hair air dry and then touch up the pieces with a flat iron. The loose curls are easy to do – just make sure you curl away from your face and leave the last inch untouched and straight. When your curls go through to the bottom of your hair I think it starts to look more polished and refined. After curling just separate pieces and tousle them from underneath. I like to spray this Dove Style + Care Strength & Shine Extra Hold Hair Spray at the base of my curls and then work in with my fingers. It helps give it that ‘bed head’ feel and gives it some volume that will last. 

If you want to leave it down I think it looks beautiful but the summer heat sometimes gets to me so I like to take two strands from the center part and twist them back and use bobby pins in a triangle to secure them. Spray again lightly and it can last you days – I sometimes even think the curls look better hours after I fix it or the next day.

Plus, right now you can buy any 3 participating TRESemme, Dove, or Suave Hair Products and receive $3 off your next shopping trip through 7/20/2016. You can also enter to win the gift basket pictured below by heading to Facebook & commenting with the hashtag #FindSummerStyle on the product you want to try! The basket includes a $25 Kroger Gift Card plus TRESemme, Dove and Suave hair care products!

What are your favorite tricks for the summer or styles you want to learn? If anyone has any french braid tips they want to share with me – send them over! Happy Tuesday and hope you all have a wonderful weekend! 

This post is sponsored by Mirium Shopper. As always, all opinions are 100% my own and thank you for supporting brands that make Lows to Luxe possible! 


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  1. Jenn Lake says:

    Loving this ‘do on you, lady! I still need to master the flat-iron-curl… Happy Tuesday!

  2. Maya McDonald says:

    You look so stinking cute! Love this look – teach me your ways! xx