Bye Bye Beehive!

Hey there! My name is Annelise, and I have a saucy little blog (aptly named) Aunie Sauce. I tend to have a very open heart, and write often about my personal style, relationship (getting married December 1!), and what moves me. Oh, also—I like hair.

Obviously. In fact, in addition to Aunie Sauce, I also have a hairstyle blog called Bye Bye Beehive. See, a little over a year ago, I told myself it would be a great idea to go 365-days without hairspraying, teasing, dyeing or frying my hair.

At the time, I was so convinced that I was the coolest person ever for putting myself to the test with this challenge. Last Thursday, October 11, 2012, I finished that challenge. Now, it's actually official—I'm still not the coolest person ever—but I did go an entire year without "doing" my hair. Yep. You heard it right. 365-days without any highlighting, cutting, teasing, hairspraying, blow drying, straightening, curling... any of it. It was a year of new hair adventures, big hair experiment fails, and a year where I learned a lot about myself... and how hair really isn't important at all.

 See, growing up, I was a cheerleader. A typical cheerleader. Blonde, bubbly, super-preppy, and a big-hair fanatic. Big, bouffant, southern belle, "Utah Poof" style hair (sorry, Bonnie... in Idaho, we call it the Utah Poof... and let me say I am a big fan). I used to die if I had a bad hair day. I was constantly cutting it, highlighting it, making it as big as it would go. Needless to say, it was a damaged mess. So last year, that's when I decided to forego all the damaging tactics and just let it go—au natural baby. And now, I'm proud to say I did it. Along the way, I got called a hippy, innovative, crazy, gutsy, brave, and even occasionally inspiring. But—I did it. And I gained: confidence, a gazillion new hairstyles, and a ton of inches on my hair.

So, now that I've told you all about my year-long adventure (and a blog that I use only occasionally), go check it out. And should you feel so inclined, maybe start a Beehive journey of your own. OH—and then please be sure to go visit my real blog, you know, the one that I'm actually present at 5-days a week. Also, I feel bad. I know I introduced myself, but all you've really seen is the back of my head. So HELLO: this is me. Come say hi.

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  1. Oh man. I'm not sure I could go without. I hardly ever use products...but a straightner/hair dryer/curling iron are a part of my daily routine. LOVE your hair experience sharing on the blog and think you are darling. :)

  2. I love the concept but I know I couldn't do it! My hair grows super fast even with all of the things I do to it and my roots are gray/light brown while the rest of my hair is permanently dyed black. I would look dreadful personally! I dye my hair about every 2.5 weeks to keep it looking semi uniform and now even my husband and kids comment if I slip up on my schedule because it looks so strange when it is allowed to grow out. If I had to do without dye I'd most likely need to wear a hat for the entire year. :/

    1. Totally me! I had my hair black for years (naturally dirty blonde) and I went lighter once the grey came in. I tried letting my hair go 6 weeks and finally put color on my roots last night because I wasn't fooling anyone playing the grey off as highlights ;p

  3. There is no way I could go without doing my hair! I'm always looking for new hairstyles repot do. I love French plaits, waterfall plaits, buns.... Etc



  4. I haven't done anything to my hair in about 6 years. I wash it a few times a week and sometimes put in a little shine serum, but that's it. My DNA gave me pretty great hair and I know one day I will have to get rid of the for now, I am natural :).

  5. I could not go without cutting and dying my hair..but I normally don't style in anyway. I am a natural blonde but look horrible with my natural hair colour and hair longer than a bob because it's so thin and fine it just looks stringy haha.

    I am in awe that you went a year without doing your hair, that's impressive! :)

  6. I couldn't go without dying oooooor teasing! haha I love them both!

  7. I think I could go without cutting and dying,... but the actual styling part would be difficult for me!

  8. I have come across Annelise's hair blog once before and I loved all the hair styles she has done! I am having a battle with myself on whether I should continue to highlight my naturally dark blonde hair or let it go natural. Annelise has more than halfway convinced me that I should go natural. Think of all the money I would save not getting it highlighted! And the ombre look is in right?
    Thank you for the inspiration and the motivation!


  9. I already don't do the following:

    -blow dry
    - use hair products

    but my hair color changes like my mood :) a post about my hair: