To be completely honest, I'd been doing my hair almost exactly this way long before I saw this blog post. But, I did follow the tips she gives and this is what it ended up like...
side note: I hate taking pictures of myself, but I'm trying to be better about it.
- bobby pins are your friend. My hair is a whole bunch longer than hers, so I pinned all the extra hair up, messily.
- I didn't use the fancy clear rubber bands she used - just plain ol' hair elastics - and I think they worked just as well. Those clear things wrap my hair around them like they're conjoined and I lose hair. No bueno.
- put your bobby pins in your hair with the the zig zag side down, towards your scalp. I just learned this and can say without a doubt that they hold hair better that way.