So after washing my hair on Saturday...
I put it in a puff.
I'm easily frustrated. And my [lack of] progress in the realm of cornrows and flat twisting is something that frustrates me. I've been trying to learn how to do them on myself for years.
I keep on practising and they never look right. As someone who never makes an effort, I always feel that when I do make an effort, the results should look amazing. I know this is not how life works, but I can't help it thinking like this: I tried! REWARD ME!
I'd even changed my hasn't-changed-in-10-years-side-part to a centre part for it. The parting was pretty crisp if I say so myself. Well, after about 20 minutes trying to do this style, I got fed up and put it in my favourite style - two buns on either side of my head. I call it my Minnie Mouse bun, because it always reminds me of her ears.
This is the only picture I got of it and unfortunately, I look quite like a Heartless* Minnie Mouse.
It's actually the only style I can remember wearing before I got my first relaxer at around 7 years old - I remember asking my mum if I could wear it to school because I had some sort of red accessory I was going to wear with it to look like Minnie Mouse. Unfortunately, that weekend I got a relaxer and ended up with devil horn plaits instead *shudders*
This actually lasted me a good while - that happened on Sunday, then I washed on Tuesday, re-embracing the slip and shea of my past.
I worked as well as my other usual methods.
The style I choose for the rest of the week came from Shelli on Hairscapades - her Double bun Banana Clip Updo Tutorial.
I didn't use a banana clip, since I no longer have one. Instead, I separated my hair into two using two hairbands/ponytail holders.
I was so happy with this style that even after swimming on Thursday, even after bentonite claying, I simply put it in again and wore it until...well, today!
I used flaxseed gel on the front and tied it down with a scarf this time in order to try and minimise the fluff halo I usually get. I think it worked reasonably well.