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The Art of Styling Old Hair

2012-09-12 16:04:22

The Art of Styling Old Hair

Has your routine wash day passed you by? Evelyn shares her secrets for keeping your old hairdo looking fab.

The After

After two or three twist outs, I naturally transition into roll, tuck, and pin hairstyles. With a box of bobby pins, hair pins and headbands in hand, I attempt anything from the Grecian goddess “crown” hairstyle to the (albeit smaller) Janelle Monae-esque pompadour. Sometimes I just throw on a headscarf or bandana for a Rosie the Riveter look.

After I’ve had my fill of that, I retwist my hair (only using water!) and roll my ends with perm rods. I have now ventured into the land of the Twist N’ Curl. The curled ends give a fresh look to my average twist outs, and the new hit of moisture from the water makes my hair soft and shiny!

If I’ve been good about sleeping with a satin scarf and my hair isn’t too tangled, I can re-twist n’ curl or bantu knot my hair (it gives the same look) one more time.

Twist n’ curls and bantu knot outs are my favorite hair styles, so I try to end my old hair styling marathon on a high note. But if I don’t want to grab my widetooth comb just yet…

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