Good morning, y’all!
Yesterday, I was in a tizzy trying to figure out what the heck to do with my hair. I had rocked a cute twisted/flat twisted updo for about a week and the style had reached its limit. I was a hot, fuzzy mess. Some folks here and on Facebook thought I should untwist the entire thing and wear a twist out with a headband.
Great idea… in theory.
I hadn’t twisted my hair with the intention of wearing it out. I would have had all manner of textures on my head and I honestly don’t know if I would have been able to control them with a headband. Add to that, I was scared to try this style and have to go to work. If it was the weekend, I would have been willing, but not on a work day… not when I don’t know what the results will be.
Anyhoo, last night when I got home from the chiropractor, I got to work. I had planned to only wet my hair, but my scalp was looking a bit shady, so I decided to do a quick co-wash (so much for not manipulating my hair too regularly) with Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship (I’m still of two minds about LTR — it’s good, but it’s not as good as I thought it would be). I conditioned with Organix Vanilla Silk conditioner, and did two strand twists with Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream (I’m liking this product a lot).
I put the twists in corkscrews and went to bed after watching American Idol and Monday night’s The Bachelor (what is wrong with those chicks? I mean really? This is going to be the shortest Bachelor season yet, ’cause Jake is cutting women like no one’s business!).
This morning, I took down the corkscrews and my hair was still damp, but looking pretty good. (Sorry, no pics again — I tried taking one with my camera phone… FAIL! I look like a hotter mess than I did yesterday. I, readers, have some pride. So, no pictures for you! I’ll take a couple tonight and post them :))
Hair saved! So, the moral to my tale is: know your hair! If a week is all you can get out of a style, don’t try to stretch it — unless you don’t mind looking like a mess on the street.