Today’s hotd is a little… interesting because I ran in The Color Run today and I didn’t want to have to worry about having a ton of dye in my hair… even though tomorrow is wash day. I’m not one of those color runners that is trying to come through the finish line as colorful as possible. I don’t avoid it, but my focus is running, not being colorful.
I took my knots down this morning and decided to wear my hair out. As you can see, it wasn’t “neat” and was completely shapeless, but I wore it out anyway. *shrug* It felt super soft and fluffy, though. So there’s that. And there was only a PM shed today. I can’t remember the last time that happened.
After I took my not-all-the-way-dry knots down, I was working with this.
I didn’t have time to wait for it to dry all the way. I had to be somewhere.
Well, here’s today’s twistout (sorry the pictures are so bad). It turned out okay, I guess. Nothing to write home about. *shrug*
Well well well. Look at who was feeling special and decided to style her hair.
Considering my styling limitations, this was a simple twistout from 10 sorta-chunky twists. Not too complicated, not too fancy. Of course, styling works out better when hair is detangled and smoothed and that resulted in a ridiculous collection of shed hair after styling. I never really apply any particular method to twistouts – the twists are set however they get set. I haven’t mastered placement or fluffing or shape… probably never will. *shrug* And of course, the definition of the taken down twists decreases as the day goes on. When I come home, it definitely looks different than when I left. I also don’t really maximize the style by setting the ends of the twists – I should wrap them around rollers or something to help them look less scraggly.
As I mentioned, I hate doing length checks. I understand their purpose and relevance, but I dislike doing them for the same reason I dislike weighing myself – sometimes the results can have a discouraging effect. Plus, the pictures are hella hard to take. But… if you wanna go somewhere, you gotta know where you are first. So yeah. I get it. But I’m not making any promises on when the next one will be.
I refused to purchase a length check shirt when I had a kazillion white tanks that I wasn’t using/wearing regularly. So I made my own with my own corresponding body measurements – I have a short torso and wide hips, so I figured it would be better to just use my own clothing.
When I do a length check, I measure where my hair naturally falls and then I pull it taut to see how far it reaches down my back. I don’t usually measure where it falls in the front, but I threw a sorta front measure shot in for kicks. That’s the best I can do. *shrug*