The holidays are over. Sigh. I’m a little sad to tell you the truth – I love Christmastime. I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Eve, but I was out celebrating with family and friends. So, my readers, what did I do with my hair?
Well, I thought that I’d be in wigs for the next month, but I realized this weekend that that just wouldn’t work. I am getting bored again! Guy, I really have to settle down with these hairstyles. If I’m going to benefit from the Hairlista Healthy Ends Challenge, I have to keep up with my protective styles. But, I did have to break the challenge for the holidays… well, only once during the holidays. Take a look at my holiday hair.
First up, Korina – one of my two wigs from NYC. This was the easiest hair do that I’ve done – the wig is easy to put on and looks real. In the picture it’s kinda shiny, but no one knew that I was rocking a wig until I told them. Now, I don’t know if people were just not saying anything as to not be rude or if they really didn’t realize that I was wearing Korina. I rocked this style Christmas week – two church services and Christmas dinner with the family and I’ve realized, it’s my ride or die wig. The only issue is that it sheds like no one’s business. If this continues, I’ll be bald by March.
What I love most about the wig is that my hair is happily moisturized and protected underneath it. On Sunday, the Hubby and I hosted a holiday party and I unfurled my hair for the first time in a long time – nine weeks, I think. I had been wearing it flat twisted underneath the wig and when I untwisted it, it was a big, wavy, curly, crazy ‘fro! Now, I still have issues with flat twisting – the knots that I had to deal with the next day when I washed my hair were ridiculous. I don’t know what I have to do to stop that – if my technique is off or what, but I’m not impressed by how my hair reacts to flat twists.
That being said, it looked HOT on Sunday night. Hot enough that a number of the ladies who were at my house wanted to talk hair.
So, the week between Christmas and New Year’s, I decided to try out Isis TP08. I set the front of my hair in perm rods, because I knew I was going to have to blend my hair with the wig. I was a bit overzealous and rolled a lot of hair – I really only had to do a small square in the front. I tried it on Tuesday morning – the family was rolling out and going downtown – and I looked like a Supreme! For real, I was all Diana Ross.
It’s a nice wig – the hair is super soft but, my goodness, that’s a lot of hair. The wig is huge! I like it, but trying to stuff it into a hat was a feat. I wore it shopping and I wore it to the spa and it kept getting into the way. The wig is cool and it’s going to be worn again, but it has to be relegated to ‘I’m going out and I want to make a statement’ wig pile.
I should have worn it out on New Year’s Eve – but I hadn’t re-curled my hair, unfortunately. I was going to wear the flat twist-out, but my hair didn’t set well. So, I had to go back to my new Old Faithful, Korina.
The holidays were fun – now we’re back to the grind and dealing with a good four months of winter (and winter ain’t no joke in this country). Sigh, there isn’t even an upcoming holiday for me to start preparing for.