It is hot right now. But not lovely, dry heat, no! Humid, sticky, peel-yourself-off-the-car-seat hot. Now, this is uncomfortable for everyone (although, to be honest, I secretly love it – hot wins over cold any day), but when you’ve got a thick mane of curls surrounding you like a hairy, lion-like aura, it poses an extra challenge.
I decided to take matters into my own hands. Instead of pulling it back into the usual puff/ponytail (“No, it’s not in a bun, that’s just my hair”), I opted for a funkier style with a scarf. This is totally something that any curl girls can do, although the more volume you have, the better. In my humble, very correct, opinion.
What you need:
- bobby pins
- scarf that isn’t too long – either rectangular shaped or a square shape that can be folded to make a triangle. You’re only tying it around your head once and making a nice bow, so keep that in mind when choosing.
First off, let’s get that hair off our neck. I like to flip my head and push it from the nape of my neck up to the crown, making sure that most of the hair is still up top and slightly to one side. This gives it a funky, edgy look. Put a few bobby pins in (I make X’s with mine to make sure they hold all the hair and stay in place) until you’re happy with your mass of curls. It shouldn’t look perfect; messy and undone is definitely preferable for this ‘do.
Next, take your scarf. If it’s rectangular, fold it like so:
If it’s a square, fold it like so:
Now take the scarf and, holding the two ends, put it at the nape of your neck, fairly centered. Bring the ends up to the top of your head, and tie. Move the knot over to where most of your hair is piled and, depending on how much scarf you’ve got left, tie again to make a double knot, or tie into a bow. If you need to secure the scarf with a few bobby pins, you can; however, I didn’t have any problem with mine staying in place.
Ta-da! You look fabulous! Own it, and go out feeling cool and comfortable.