When the month started I had no idea how hard it would be to actually ditch the ponytail/messy bu style that I had become so comfortable in. Putting my hair up had become almost a mindless task that I would just do without even noticing that I was doing it.
So it's been hard.
So hard I am changing the challenge (just a little!) I still want you to try for a week, but even if you only manage one day I want you to link up and tell us about it!
Because this has been a journey...that I will write about more in the closing. For now let me give you some tips that have really changed the way I wear my hair:
I have curly hair. So generally it goes up if it's un-washed or frizzy or I don't have the time to do it perfectly. I've learned this month to embrace my inner SJP:
I'm wearing my curls even if they are a little stringy, or frizzy or blah.
Learn a new Trick
I can blow a ton of smoke up your you know what about embracing your inner SJP etc but I won't. The truth is I what has really helped "embrace" the imperfection is a few simple tricks. The biggest and best of all, a sock bun.
This has totally changed my hair game. No I'm not wearing it out! The goal is to wear it down! I have been sleeping in it!I do it high up like a ballerina on the top of my head. On dirty (aka not so curly) hair this is the result:
Loose curls that look more put together than my normal slept on curls (and I will not admit how many days it has been since that hair was washed!).
I also have been doing it with damp to semi-wet hair so that I can shower in the evening and it has CHANGED THE GAME! Seriously. I used to only be able to shower in the morning and still have nice curls. If I showered at night my curls we're either flat or white girl fro, but check it out:
share it with us, it's time to let down your hair!
You can join in by doing a post, posting a photo to the Peanut Butter in my Hair Facebook Page, or the Dress Like a Girl Flickr Group. Then come back and link up. The link up will remain open all month.