My-Cherie

My-Cherie

Since I permed my hair two months ago, I've gone from poofy to flat.

Seriously y'all, I miss my wild hair. Straight hair can really be boring, so I have to constantly think of creative ways to jazz it up.

Last weekend I took a trip to Las Vegas for my best friend's Desert Fiesta wedding. I decided to wear my hair like a señorita princess, with two twists on each side of my head going back. I pinned the back with bobby pins and adorned my coif with flowers. It was super cute. I got a lot of compliments; but, after a couple of days, I was totally over it.

My CHerie

My Cherie's wild Vegas hair.

I was determined to get my hair wild again. On my last night out in the city of Lost Wages, I decided that I was going to dare to be bold and try a new style. It was my friend's birthday, and I wanted to do something fabulous with my hair. I didn't have much to work with, but I did have Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding, mousse and hair spray. I deep conditioned my hair in the steam room (still works wonders for curly or straight hair). Then, I towel-dried my hair. While my hair was still wet, I took a dab of the curly pudding along with some mousse and proceeded to braid all my hair in little tiny plaits. After braiding all my hair, I blow-dried it. Then, I took the curling iron and curled the tips of my hair. I know this seems like a lot of steps, but I was in the zone. My vision was very clear: WILD HAIR! After hot curling, I bobby-pinned the braids to my hair as if I had a '30s finger-wave style. I let it sit for 30 minutes while I got dressed and all made up. Then I took the bobby pins and braids out.

Voila! I got my wild hair back! As I styled it in the mirror, it kind of reminded me of the '80's crinkled look, reinvented by me. I loved it, and so did my friends. It was wild. I was free. I couldn't wait for the birthday celebration of dancing and espresso martinis.

It's funny how my hair is an extension of who I am. Sometimes I want to be calm and tamed. Sometimes I want to be wild and crazy. I love going with the flow and coming up with new styles for my hair. It's all about being innovative and creative.

Hmm...I wonder what I'll come up with next.


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