So, I did a bun on the back of my head. I really liked the look, but there are some real pros and cons to wearing your hair up.
Pros: Protective styles that have your ends tucked away is great for length retention. Sleek elegant buns can give you a very professional sexy look. This bun was really easy to install and took only a few moments. I felt like this style really put my face on display and if you like to play with makeup this is the look to show it off.
Cons: It is really cold here in Minnesota and that wind blowing on my ears, neck and quite frankly my head brought tears to my eyes! I can't emphasize how cold it is up north here. I have a thyroid problem and I'm always cold to begin with, then 8 degrees windy weather makes it worse. The bun didn't allow me to wear a hat and I ended up wearing a scarf and head wrap, but I didn't realize how wearing my hair down keeps me warm. I also ended up applying a lot of gel to keep those flyaway hairs down. This means that I will have to rinse out my hair to get all that crunchy out. So, this was a one day style for me unless I'm wearing a bun the whole week.
|I really like my new earrings!|
I don't want it to seem like I'm complaining, because I really liked this look. I just feel for me I need to consider doing this in the summer or warmer days.
I'm finding that what works for me doesn't necessary work for others. I can wear a wash n go with great curl definition, but my two strand twist outs can be hit or miss especially on day two. My wash n go's get big and fluffy, I can wear them for days and I can do things like puffs, pinned up sides, and pompadours with little effort.
But, my two strand twist outs look good on day one and go down hill after I have slept on them. Even when I pineapple! Only my flat twist outs look good for a couple of days and that's because I re-twist every night. I simple don't want to give the time and effort to re-twist two strand twists every night, so my twist outs just look slept on after day one. Never fluffy or full looking.
|My hair is still wet, so those curls shrunk up something fierce. This is my WNG from 1/5/2013|
On a completely different topic, I want to show everyone my wash n go after doing my blow out earlier in the week. This look was achieved with conditioner no gel applied. Being that this was the first time I straightened my hair with heat I wanted to make sure my curls would bounce back and they did! I really liked my stretched out hair with the Bantu Knot out and I think I will be exploring banding and African threading methods to stretch my hair without heat. But, I can't beat how pretty my curls are when I do a wash n go. Until next time...