I need a hair cut really, really bad. I think it’s been since March. But that’s not what I wanna talk about today. I want to describe my System.
Most of my hair styling is just a simple matter of working around my shower schedule. See, with waist length hair, you don’t want to shower every day, but since my hair is so fine, I can’t just go for days and days without showering. I always shower at night unless it’s a weekend, and I basically wear my hair in 3-4 different styles all the time. I don’t use any products other than shampoo and conditioner. My tools are a brush and a bunch of hair pins.
If I blow dried my hair correctly, Day One is great. I can wear my hair down (usually with just a twist off to the right). Here are some great Day One days:
(I keep posting this one, but this was like my best hair day ever).
Sometimes I put my hair in a ponytail on Day One if I’m worried I might get sweaty later:
Day Two (ok, and maybe Three)
Day Two is a little hairier (haha). My hair is starting to get greasy and go limp. Since I’m blonde and my hair is so fine, it tends to look noticeably darker when it gets greasy. I can’t wear my hair down because it will just hang in disgusting limp strands. I either do a ponytail or a bun. Normally, I try to wash my hair every other day, but let’s be honest, sometimes it’s just more important to stay up watching TV with Daniel than take a shower.
Here’s a pretty gnarly one:
Days Three or Four
Until recently, there was no good solution for those times when I am too lazy to take a fucking shower at least every three days. Then I discovered The Braid. I get more compliments on this hairstyle than any other.
I swear, my hair looks better on super-greasy days in The Braid than on Day Two in a ponytail. It’s totally awesome. And in case you’re wondering, it’s not hard to do – I never spend more than 5 minutes on my hair. (Trust me, I’m not good with hair. I was always the one with the long hair that other girls wanted to play with, so I never actually learned how to play with other girls’ hair.)
It’s way easier to do a sideways braid on yourself than you might think – try it sometime. Actually don’t. We can’t all do The Braid or the secret will be out.