the lighting in my bedroom is way harsh tai, but have this selfie anyway
There are approximately 6 million “Easy Updo” tutorials on the internet (give or take) purporting to teach the secret to doing a twisted chignon with a braided headband in 5 minutes or less (the secret is having 4 hands, eyes on the back of your head, and a degree from cosmetology school). What all of these tutorials neglect to mention is that they only apply to girls with goldilocks hair: not too thin, not too thick, just right. Must be nice. I happen to have thick hair. Like, really fucking thick. Like, takes 6 hours to air-dry thick. And all of those instructional posts and videos feel like a damn lie to me. Even the ones that explicitly say they are for thick hair are bullshit. Have you ever tried to do milkmaid braids on hair that weighs 10 pounds while dry? Clearly not, so check your thin hair privilege. This is a tutorial for super hella thick haired ladies who know the struggle. (Note: this tutorial also applies to ladies who are lazy or completely inept in the ways of hairstyling)
What you will need:
when you’re unemployed it’s important to put on real clothes and mascara sometimes so that you remember what it feels like to be a productive member of society
for the past week i’ve been trying to embrace my inner mermaid and not brush or straighten my hair. resisting the urge to brush it has been a struggle, but some days it pays off and looks decent.