|Having a bad hair day?|
I've been rocking my natural locks for about three years now, and the journey has been filled with challenges. I can't say that I will never go back to the creamy crack (what Afro American women refer to as the boxed perm), but I don't see any signs of doing so in my future. I'm quite satisfied with the way I can style my hair in it's natural state and to my surprise it's more manageable. That is until...the "Little Bad Hair Day Imp" decides to show up.
My hair had been in a twist-out style for 3 days. I was hoping Sunday would make day four, thus saving me time to not really have to style my hair after getting dressed. Nice thought, but it was an EPIC TWIST-OUT FAIL! I fell asleep after watching the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" (great movie by the way) and did not secure my hair in a scarf. So...I woke up the next morning to this Scary Mary moment. EEKKKK!
|Really?...What am I suppose to do with this mess!|
Using headbands in your hair when rocking natural hairstyles is so fashionably cute. It can take any style from twists, locs, the Afro puff or Bantu Knots and make it look fantabulous! Some of my BEST hair days have been accomplished from the trusty head band. The question was though...would I, could I...be able to create a miracle with this bird's nest? Well, I am a believer in miracles, and after all it was Sunday.
First things first, I knew a half-way up-do style was definitely in order, so I needed to clean up the kitchen. (kitchen – noun. the hair at the nape of the neck that tends to be difficult to straighten.) Sista girl lingo for shape-up the neckline.
|Ewww...its been a minute huh?|
Okay, now I needed a brush, a knee-hi stocking, gel and must not forget the H20.
I wet the brush lightly, because I wanted an textured up-do not a frizzy puff ball. Applied some gel around the edges of my hairline and brushed upward. Then tied the knee-hi stocking around my head and tighten while pulling the ends of my hair until I got to the desired position.
|Still looking like Scary Mary you say? LOL|
Time for my miracle working moisturizing lotion.
Only needed about a quarter size amount to work through the scalp and ends of my hair. Any more than that and I would have ended up with a cotton top up-do. After getting the moisturizer all worked through, I put on a black headband (the ouch-less kind of course) and finger styled my do. ...And wah-la!
|Not bad after my inital Scary Mary moment.|
When you have a limited amount of time on your hands, headbands can be a lifesaver (they are for me).
|Profile ~ This is why I ♥ headbands!|