My hair is just now finally getting long enough to try out cool stuff with it, so I thought I’d give this braidy updo thing a go:
There aren’t really instructions because you’re supposed to buy the book, but I was too lazy and cheap to buy the book, so I just decided to wing it.
As with all hair styles I try, I am starting with questionably clean hair. I go to the gym at least 3 times a week, and hell will freeze over before I wash my hair that much, so most of the time, it has dried sweat in it. I just deal.
(Also, I apologize in advance if my bathroom mirror is dirty or if there is stuff on the floor. Usually I clean up before I take pictures for the blog, but today I didn’t even put on a bra.)
My goal was to get four braids in my hair because it looks like that’s about how many the original tutorial has. She might have five. It’s hard to tell. But four seemed like a good number.
The first braid went mostly as planned, although I still don’t have little clear rubber bands.
But then I did the next braid, and by the time I was done with that one, I really only had enough hair left for one more braid, so I ended up with three braids. This problem seems almost impossible to have to me because every time I go to get my hair cut, the hair cutter person inevitably comments on how much hair I have. It’s a lot. And I don’t just mean it’s long. I mean it’s thick. (Heh heh.) So the fact that I could only get three braids and someone else managed to get four or five baffles me. But whatever.
Three was actually plenty for me anyway, though, because I have been doing barbell lifts for the first time ever in my life. My legs are strong like ox, seriously. I can do squats and lunges with the best of them. But the minute you ask me to raise a thing over my head, I am weak like baby bird. On good days, I can lift the barbell plus the tiniest plates they have at the gym, and my shoulders are still so sore that I want to die, and braiding my hair seems like a task meant to break me. So three’s good.
Before I turned around to check out the back in the mirror, I thought maybe it wouldn’t be too bad. The touch-it-and-see-if-it-feels-ugly test didn’t produce any alarm bells.
The touch test was wrong.
I particularly like the bald patch there between braids. Classy shit.
Besides the bald patch, the braids were lumpy, there were random pieces sticking out, nothing was even, and it just wasn’t all that cute.
I am forced to conclude that I have too little hair, so the rest of you are pretty much doomed.