Girls, we’ve all been there...after 3 solid hours of watching youtube hair tutorials, we are now sufficiently gingered and thoroughly convinced that we can pull off the look, and that the finished outcome will be as lit as the sun itself.
That all too familiar process looks something like this:
If you pay close attention you can feel the exact moment the doubt begins to creep in - but you press on anyways.
And after a sleepless night ft. the attack of the flexi rods - you get this:
But as prone as we are to “Bad hair days”, one would think that by now there’d be some sort of survival guide on how to salvage them with our dignity still intact. Well ladies, look no further because we’ve got you (and your nad hair days) covered.
PUFFS & PIGTAILS
These things are so darn cute they might as well be bunny ears. They’re super simple and quick to do, and you’ll look so cute that everyone will be too distracted to think it was a last minute save.
BUNS & PRETZELS
Apparently these aren’t just a remedy to a noisy tummy. Buns have to be the freeloader of hairstyles. They require minimal effort but get you so much praise. Throw in a twisty little pretzel and they might even think you’re fresh out of a London Fashion week rehearsal show.
SCARVES & TURBANS
Now these may take a little more practice to master than the others, but once you’ve got it on lock down these babies can take you from Celie in the colour purple to Alicia Keys in Vanity Fair (2016) in less than 90 seconds.
PLAITS & CORNOWS
These are the foundation of all things black hair. You cannot avoid them. And you cannot go wrong with them. Who doesn’t love a good set of boxer braids? Plus you’ll look too badass and fierce for anyone to question your choice of hairstyle.
Now girl, let me tell you something...if you never practiced on one of those raggedy partly bald headed rag dolls as a child then please do not try this at home...or when you’re in a rush. Perfect your braid game before you make it your top pick for your Bad hair day SOS look.
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na, Na-na-na-na-na-na - Gettin’ Wiggy with it
Trust us, if fixing your bad hair days were as easy as bunning your hair and throwing on a killer wig, you’d be getting jiggy too. And who says it doesn’t have to be? It’s never a bad idea to have a custom made wig in your hair harem - you never know when it will come in handy.