7 days of Hairstyle How-to’s with Jac

At Fox in Flats, we’re all about sharing tips and ideas to make it easier to navigate motherhood in style. In this series – 7 days of hairstyle how-to’s – we’ll be sharing hairstyle tips and ideas from some of our readers.

Each week, we’ll have a different ‘Contributing-Fox’ take us through the 7 different things she did with her hair over 7 consecutive days. We’ll also include her step-by-step instructions so you can re-create the hairstyles you like at home over the upcoming week.

The idea came about after we ran a challenge to see if we could wear our hair in a different style each day for 7 days straight. We called it The Hair Dare. We were inundated with so many awesome hairstyles that we’d be doing a disservice to ‘The Sisterhood’ if we didn’t share these ‘dos around.


This week’s hairstyle how-to’s are brought to you by Jac.

Jac is a shoe-obsessed single mother of two spirited boys who may or may not have an online shopping addiction. 

Day 1: Pumping up the volume.

Step 1: My hair has a natural wave which is something I am just learning to embrace. I give my hair a bit of a helping hand by flipping my head upside down and gradually scrunching in a handful of mousse through the ends and mid-lengths. I am currently use Garnier Fructis Curl Control mousse.

Step 2: While I’m still upside down, I dry my hair using the diffuser attachment on my hair dryer. For best results, I have it on the coolest setting and lowest fan speed, otherwise I end up looking like I stuck my finger in a power-point.

Step 3: Mist with hairspray, then flip.


Day 2: A bun, some twists and a gazillion bobby pins.

Step 1: Working with yesterday’s curls, I just gave them a bit of a boost with some sea salt spray. I love KMS California’s Sea Salt Spray.

Step 2: Section off the lower half of hair, then twist and pin into a messy bun.

Step 3: Twist small sections of hair from either side and pin into the bun.

Step 4: Back-comb the hair at the crown for some added volume, then pin back into the bun as well.

Step 5: I added a few more pins for some extra security, and went wild with the hairspray.


Day 3: Rocking the side pony.

Step 1: I washed, dried and straightened my hair the night before.

Step 2: Pull hair into a low pony tail on one side, and secure with a hair-tie.

Step 3: Wrap a section of hair around the hair tie, and secure with a bobby pin.

Step 4: Don’t forget to unleash the hairspray!


Day 4: Hiding post-gym hair.

Step 1: Go to the gym the night before, and then be super-lazy by not washing your hair.

Step 2: Panic in the morning, use the grease to your advantage and slick back your fringe.

Step 3: Slip on a head-band. I like to use a couple of bobby pins to secure my headbands underneath, otherwise I feel like it’s creeping up my head all day.


Day 5: My usual ‘do.

Step 1: Wash hair.

Step 2: Lightly towel-dry, but avoid combing even with your fingers.

Step 3: Spray liberally with sea salt spray and lightly scrunch through.

Step 4: I dry my fringe with the hair dryer and a round brush, but leave the rest of my hair to its own devices. Refresh by scrunching sea salt spray through the ends and mid-lengths. I have been known to go four days with this ‘do by just working more sea salt spray through each morning.


Day 6: Casual weekend hair.

Step 1: Wash hair and towel dry.

Step 2: Comb a tiny bit of Argon oil through the mid-lengths with your fingers. I’m currently using K-Pac Colour Therapy.

Step 3: Divide hair into sections and dry using a round brush to smooth and straighten.

Step 4: Run the hair straightener through the mid lengths, and then you’re good to go.


Day 7: Revisiting my childhood.

Step 1: Refresh yesterday’s hair with some dry shampoo.

Step 2: Part hair down the middle.

Step 3: Plait each half and secure with hair ties. Finish with hair spray.

Step 4: I made sure that I stepped up the make-up with this style so I didn’t get mistaken for a 10 year old (yes, I actually went out of the house with pigtails!).


Thanks Jac! You can chat to Jac on Twitter @ClassicJac – she’s a great Tweep!


Here’s to another week of fab, foxy hair! 

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