20 July 2013

Scrunchie Tutorial: Your Hairs New Best Friend!

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Hey guys! I was contacted by VO5 to do another series of hair tutorial posts like the ones we did a few months back (Tousled Tresses, Voluminous Updo and Classic Sleek Waves) and I had so much fun doing them, and eagerly jumped at the next challenge which was... a scrunchie. 
Scrunchies have been in the press all summer and I remember the last one I saw was featured in Company magazine, and I have to say when I first saw that they were back - I was scared. I have always made fun of scrunchies, I thought that they were the most ridiculous style to be brought back but recently Fearne Cotton, MK and Prince H's girlfriend have all been spotted wearing the trend. And you know what? They look kinda cool! 
So, I proposed three looks you can rock this summer which involve a scrunchie and this is the first casual, messy up do which is great to make when you are in a hurry and you're off to a festival, or you have second day hair and you want to freshen up a bit, or you're just chilling on a Sunday. I have been wearing this look for the last three days to a picnic, pottering around on a Saturday and it's just been great. One big BIG bonus of a scrunchie is: you know when you use a skinny hair tie and you have straight hair it can leave an annoying kink? Yeah, well this bad boy doesn't do that! Ching! Anyway, scroll down for my step by step guide on how to work the scrunchie look numero uno: 

You want to start off by washing your hair with the Give Me Texture shampoo and conditioner*. This look works best on hair that is texturised, it gives it more volume and a little more style. Dry the hair and straighten it (that's my preference but if you have or prefer wavy hair it works great too!)

Brush through hair as there is nothing worse than working with knotty hair! IT HURTS.

Next, use the VO5 Give Me Texture Dry Texturising Spray* This spray is great for adding volume and texture to flat hair, so second day hair no longer needs to look boring and dull!

Spray it just below your roots to avoid hair going greasy, don't worry about the ends - just middle of your head really. And then work it through your hair and pretend you're in a hair commercial, like the picture below! :)

Next, use the Tousled Style Spray*. I discovered this spray several months ago and it is a lifesaver, something that I would take to a deserted island. When your hair is frizzy, or you can't be bothered, or it's just flat - this baby brings it to the next level! I use it more so in the summer because it's great for creating boho beach waves as well.

Spray the product on the ends of your hair, and scrunch as you go. You don't need a lot of this spray: remember a little goes a loooooong way! 

Once you've scrunched your hair and given it some texture lovin', get your scrunchie* and pull your hair into a pony tail, but just as you're about to pull the final loop stop right at the end creating a loop of hair. Tighten and secure.

This look is messy, so pull out strands of hair and pull out some thicker hair chunks to give it volume and make it look like you haven't really worked at this style at all. You'll work out your favourite style and level of messy the more you do these kinds of buns, so don't worry if it doesn't look right straight away.

Et voila! Chuck on some retro shades and you're ready to rock the festival scrunchie look! For the travels of my scrunchie look check out my Instagram which is TheFashionFake and see where I've been wearing my look to! 

Hope you guys liked this quick tutorial, it's a little different from my last one that I did so let me know if you prefer this step by step guide or the "chart" looking guides! And I'd love to know what your thoughts are on the scrunchie look: Yes or NoNo?! 



  1. The scrunchie look is such a fun look! xx

  2. Wow you look so cool. I would never have thought of wearing a scrunchie but you really rock it!

  3. This is such a cute look. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Hot damn!!!! Absolutely love those hairstyles ^_^ Especially the last one <3 You are so pretttyyy!!!!


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