Yes, this is my first tutorial. Ever. I think.
Here we go: Emily Smucker presents….
How to put your hair up with a pen or a pencil or a spoon or whatever long straight thing you happen to have on hand.
Step 1: Put your hair in a ponytail
(Just for the record, the girl reflected in the patio doors is my little sister taking the pictures. Thanks Jenny.)
Step 2: Grasp the ponytail with your hand
Step 3: Loop your hair up over the top of your hand.
Step 4: Wrap the remaining hair around the base of the ponytail
Step 5: Around and around and around
Step 6: And around, until you have used up all your hair
Step 7: Slide the loop of hair off of your hand…
Step 8: And up over the rest of your hair, like this
Step 9: Stick a pencil or a pen through it
Step 10: Ta da!
Noteworthy notes about this hairstyle:
I wear my hair like this every day. I never had the problems with my hair falling out once I put my hair up like a lot of Mennonite women do.
You can do this hairstyle without putting the ponytail holder in at the beginning. You can just hold it with your hand. I did that for years and years but now I try to put a ponytail holder in it because it helps it stay up longer.
This style usually lasts me all day. If it falls down, it takes approximately 12 seconds to put it back up.
If you are wondering why there are those long-ish hairs at the nape of my neck, I will tell you. Once I did my hair in a whole bunch of little braids. When I got done I realized that there was a teeny strand that I had missed. So I ripped it off and then it grew back enough to just hang there without staying up in my bun very well.
One more thing:
It is possible to put your hair up like this using a spoon, a stick, a knitting needle, a crochet hook, and any number of things. However, sometimes things like sticks and spoons are very hard to get in and out and cause lots of pulled hairs and are in general a big pain.