Today I experimented with a new way to wear my hair "down" but not at its full length. I ended up making a simple English braid, adding small strands of hair every few sections to create the mermaid-braid effect. When I went down as far as I could reach behind my head, I finished my English braid off and braided the length of my hair into a bigger English braid. I wrapped this bigger braid up and under, and held it in place with hair clips. Surprisingly this hairstyle lasted all day long, and when I took it down it was hardly tangled at all! I think braiding my hair before I folded it up and tucked it underneath is what kept the tangles at bay.
Merry Christmas and sunny wishes for a beautiful day :-)