Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Easy Low Knot Tutorial

I wax poetic here on the blog about my absolute inability to do anything beautiful with my hair and make-up (I blame these uncoordinated hands). That doesn't mean that I don't swoon over hair tutorials, big, pulled out fishtail braids or red carpet glamour. I'm an onlooker in the beauty product and hairstyle world, not in the member's only club. When I'm not blaming my hands for being as uncoordinated at hairdos, I like to blame my lack of time. I have about thirty minutes to get ready in the morning and fiddling with buns and braids doesn't entirely fit into that hectic, coffee-drinking few minutes.

Every once in a while, though, something comes along that challenges me to use those thirty minutes to do something a bit more beautiful than my classic static-prone, most straight hair. I have been jumping ship on all of my current hair-care products. I have a hair spray that smells weird... like baking gone wrong. A shampoo that doesn't do wonders for my ends. A "smoothing serum" that doesn't smooth and instead looks greasy. It's becoming a doozy of a winter for my poor head. And then, this week, I explored a new line of hair products from Suave Professionals (see the pretty line-up below). And found my problems disappeared.

Enter some products that a) smell so good I've been sitting at work and at home smelling my own hair (seriously) and that are so effective in making my hair feel silky and shiny that the static electricity is having a field day with these clean strands. I wouldn't have reached for Suave Professionals on the shelves, if wandering through my usual drugstore beauty aisle, but now that I smell like some kind of gentle, tropical coconut and have hair that's actually hairstyle-able, I'm convinced. These products are launching me out of my rut and into an easy (I promise!) hair tutorial. 

For this hairstyle, you'll need clean hair shampooed and conditioned with Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Shine Shampoo & Conditioner. Split your wet hair into two sections and spray your hair (holding the spritz bottle 6 inches from your hair) 2-3 times on each side with the Suave Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil. Brush out and then thoroughly dry.

Step 1: Back-comb or tease the underside of your hair with a comb or brush. Then brush the ends out smooth.

Step 2: With your ends combed, split hair into two sections behind your head. 

 Step 3: Pull apart both sections of hair and knot them twice (just as you'd tie a shoelace). Once knotted you should be able to pin the ends of your hair messily underneath and above the knot. The end effect should be messy, but effortless. If you feel like your hair is a bit frizzy or you have too many flyaways, use Suave Sleek Anti-Frizz cream (a pea sized amount between two fingers added to the ends of your hair and roots). Spray with Suave Professionals Touchable Finish Extra HoldHairspray generously to hold in place all day!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


  1. first off this is a stunning hair-do! second it looks super easy! def giving this a try..great tutorial girl :)

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

  2. Ooh, very pretty and love the relaxed, intentionally slightly messy look! Wonder if mine is long enough/manipulate-able enough to stay!!

  3. Great tutorial! Looks great!




  4. Looking beautiful! This would be a lovely tutorial to try on my hair, but I still need to wait for it to grow longer a little bit more :)


  5. My hair is WAY too short for this, but it looks amazing!

  6. Beautiful - I will need to give your tutorial a try with my DD's hair. She will love it.

  7. Pretty! It's little 'dos like this that make me miss my long hair.

  8. You make that look so easy! I guess I probably need longer hair. lol. Seriously though, gorgeous!


  9. This is awesome! I love the tutorial! I'll be trying this style to tomorrow!

  10. that looks so nice, i'll have to see if it works on my hair!

    xx fameliquorlove.blogspot.com

  11. Lovely! My hair isn't quite long enough yet... but, someday soon!

  12. A very easy, common, but effective coffee shop look.

  13. I know all about hives! I'm allergic to the cold, I know that sounds made up, but seriously if my body parts get to cold I break out in hives. And I often have random hives on my elbows. I feel for you. Good luck!


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