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Beat the Heat

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.

Me in my orange-y, scarf-coiffed hair glory. Werk.

Me in my orange-y, scarf-coiffed hair glory. Werk.

Ughhh bad lighting ruins everything, but my skin and hair look GREAT!

Ughhh bad lighting ruins everything, but my skin and hair look GREAT!

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:

Mmmm, wrinkly silk scarf. I folded mine into three. Awesome 90's water colour pattern, too.

Mmmm, wrinkly silk scarf. I folded mine into three. Awesome 90’s water-colour pattern, too.

If it’s a square, fold it like so:

pinkscarfsteps

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.

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4 Comments

    • Jess A

      Thank you very much! It just does its thing and I attempt to control it.

  1. Danielle

    I love love LOVE the top photo of you in this post! You are GORGEOUS!!!!

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