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Damn Gina, 7 Easy Curly Hairstyles For The Holiday Season

Image Source:  Kristin Ess Hair

Find Out How To Style Your Textured Hair This Holiday Season.


By Shilpa Bhim

Alright Ginas, the holiday season is well and truly upon us. Now I expect you want to look fabulous as you attend your holiday soirees, and this means putting your best head of hair forward.  

But, ain’t nobody got time to spend endless amounts of hours and hairspray styling their hair for all of the holiday festivities. 

That’s why I’ve rounded up my top 7 fabulous and easy hairstyles to see you through the holiday season. Keep reading to find your favourite look!

Ponytail, But Add A Scrunchie

’tis the season to be jolly after all! 

To achieve this look, gather your hair into a high ponytail. 

Tie it together with your Damn Gina Silk Scrunchie and away you go - easy, breezy and with a little bit of sass.

Half Bun It

Image via Rayna

Have you ever seen anyone rock a half bun and not look good? I didn’t think so.

This hairstyle will show your locks off while keeping your hair off your face - perfect for a dinner party!

To rock this look, brush the hair above your ears up into a high ponytail. Secure the ponytail with a hair tie.

Twist your ponytail, then coil it around the base of the ponytail until you have a bun. Secure the bun with a hair tie or some bobby pins.

For added glam, amp up the volume on the bottom/open half of your hair by running a curling iron through your strands. Finish the look with a spritz or two of some sea salt spray. 

Wrap It Up

For those days when you really can’t be bothered washing or styling your hair, wear your Damn Gina Silk Turban.

Throw on a pair of big earrings and a bold red lip and you’ll take the glam up to a whole new level. 

In fact, it’s a Gina guarantee that you will be looking damn fine, with zero effort involved!

Half Side Braid

Image via Shana Ray

Part your hair on whichever side your hair naturally falls. Take a small section of hair on one side of your head and braid it out and up towards the crown of your head. Once your braid reaches the back of your head, pin it into place with a bobby pin or ten.

Pull or place the top layers of your hair over the bobby pins so it looks like your braid just flows into the natural texture of your hair.

Finally, spray some texturising spray through the loose bits of your hair and scrunch your fingers through your hair.

You will look like a total goddess at every holiday party you attend rocking this hairstyle!

Accessorize Like Your Life Depends On It

Image via Adel Mehmets

It is the festive season so why wouldn’t you amp up the hair accessories?!

Here’s your chance to get super creative, Gina style.

Throw your hair up into a messy bun, then complete the look with some sparkly hair clips.

Or, put on a fun and fancy headband.

Finally, maximise the fact that it’s the holiday season and add some tinsel or a sparkly ribbon to your look. 

An easy way to do this is to braid your hair, use a hair tie to tie it up at the end, then wrap some tinsel or a ribbon around the hair tie.

Want to strut your stuff like the queen you are? Turn some tinsel into a halo or a crown that sits on top of your head and do your thing at the holiday festivities girlfriend!

Go For A Romantic Low Bun

Image via Lulu

It’ll look like you took at least an hour to do your hair - when it only takes a few minutes!

To achieve this look, start with a side part in your hair. Then clip up the top half of your hair. 

Grab a hair tie and tie the bottom half of your hair into a loose, low, messy bun.

Release the top half of your hair from the clip. Leave a couple of pieces loose at the front. Starting from the back of your head take a small section of hair around 2cm wide, take it across to the other side of your head and pin into place with bobby pins just above your bun.

Repeat the same step with a section of hair on the opposite side of your head. Repeat this step until all sections of your hair are pinned into place, apart from the pieces you left loose at the front.

Use  some bobby pins to messily pin up the pieces of hair that are hanging loose above your bun. As a final step, use a curling iron to shape the two loose strands at the front of your hair and voila!

If you need a bit more guidance on how to achieve this look, check out this tutorial from the fabulous Lulu.

Wear Your Hair Au Naturel

That’s right Ginas, just like the drinks during the holiday season, let your hair flow freely. 

Whether you’ve got a head full of curls, waves or some epic texture, rock what your mama gave you all holiday season long!

Which of these look will you be rocking this holiday season? Share your Gina approved holiday looks via Instagram and remember to stay fabulous and safe this holiday season!

Shilpa is a freelance beauty, health and travel writer from Melbourne, Australia. When she’s not writing, she’s out and about exploring places around Australia and the world. You can keep up with her adventures over at @skb.ontherun and check out her latest articles here.

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Flat curls, uncomfortable and falls off

I have a 54cm head and lots of long thick hair so I thought the medium would be perfectly snug however it was super loose on my head, it moved around even when I wasn't sleeping. Lying down with it on it was quite uncomfortable around the ears. It also didn't stay on my head at all, and I'm not a very restless sleeper.
I contacted damn gina and was given plenty of tips to keep it on, one of which worked however involved it being super tight on my head which gave me headaches and made my curls flat and point in odd directions, so this is probably a better product for girls with straight hair.
I sent this product back to Damn Gina for a refund however am unfortunately out of pocket for shipping and returns, despite it not being a change of mind refund. I really really wanted to find a way to use this product.

On a more positive note, it does look cute and the damn gina team are very quick to reply to emails.

Hi B,
Thank you for reviewing us. I am sorry to hear that our turban was not a right fit for you.
I understand every woman's head and hair is unique and our turban may not be a right fit for everyone - however, we have created a product that helps and works for the majority of our customers.
In instances where it is not a good fit, we always refund and we have agreed to refund you too once we receive the turban. Our refund policy clearly states that we do not refund shipping when the product is not faulty. If we have to refund the shipping, we will have to add it to our product price - which is not fair on 97% of our customers who love the product.
As per your review, one of the methods we shared helped you tighten the turban but it ended up being too tight - but all the methods we suggest are adjustable and not permanent and you can adjust the level of tightness as per your liking.
And thank you for appreciating our timely response to your queries. Means a lot.

Really really nice!

Great quality material and really really nice customer service. Work really well at protecting my hair when I sleep. Thanks

The only scrunchie in proportion with my head :P

I have a big head. No, really, like... huge. Gigantic. When I was six, everyone in my class had to measure our skull circumferences, and mine was the largest of all the girls. Hats look small on me, if they fit at all. Scrunchies are lost to my gigantic cranium. Where are my sunglasses? Lost forever in the vast desert of my forehead. But when I put this scrunchie on, you.... can actually see it! And it's so much gentler on my hair than all those tiny ones you can buy - even the ones that say they're designed to damage your hair less. Plus, they're just so damn cheerful.

Of course, you tiny, I mean, normal-headed people will like them too - but for us ladies designed to headbutt our way into history, this scrunchie is really, really welcome!

You may need to pin it on if you have fine hair

I have below-waist length, straight, fine hair, which is the natural enemy of all caps like this - everything slides off it like water!

To make this cap work for my specific hair situation, I pin my hair into something that barely would qualify as a loose bun, but let's be generous to me and call it that. Next I put on the cap, then add two very thin, gentle-but-grippy clips to either side of my head - basically just far enough towards the back of my head that it they won't press into my scalp when I sleep (I'm a side sleeper). My hair is so fine that even mild clipping can damage it, so I'm trying to find some fabric-coloured clips to reduce the bend the current ones put into my hair overnight.

For less fuss, of course, you can buy a silk pillowcase. For me, I like the option of using one or the other - I have one pair of silk pillowcases, but when they're in the wash, I wear this cap. Plus, the cap is good if you are travelling and will be sleeping on normal pillowcases, but still want to minimise breakage to your hair - which, at my length, is a real concern! I do feel that using these caps, silk pillowcases, a good weekly 10 minute hair treatment routine and a lightweight leave-in conditioner is the only reason my fairy floss fine hair has managed to get below my waist and still look healthy.

Anyway, yes, it might be a bit trickier to wear if you have hair like mine, but overall, a great sleeping cap. Lovely construction and beautiful materials!

My hair has never looked better!

I wish I had one of these years ago. My hair looks and feels so much better and I don’t have to use nearly as much product to reduce my frizz. Absolutely amazing! 10/10 will recommend