I have a question. How do you wear your kinks to work?
This has been a problem of mine for a while. Not because I’m struggling to be professional or acceptable or any of that, but because I really don’t know how!
In Nigeria, to appear in (Superior) court, lawyers must wear wigs. Nothing about your person is supposed to be distracting. Ideally, your hair should be tucked neatly under the wig. I hate that finding hairstyles, I have to keep this leftover colonial practice in mind. Though there aren’t any fashion police for strict enforcement, I think the wig as annoying as it is, has a certain dignity to it. If you’re going to wear it, you may as well wear it right. Lawyer wearing a wig over here.
Because of the wig, the ideal hair style should be something you can easily flatten, or pack to hold it together, like a low bun. Twist outs and braid-outs are okay, but wearing the wig smooshes them and I don’t like this. The slightest disturbance to my twist outs = frizz. Last week, I wasn’t in the mood to disturb my hair, and I knew plain fro would be too big for the wig to sit properly. My low-bun is so not there yet, trust me I’ve tried. 😦
My hair was nicely stretched one Monday morning from threading over the weekend, that I wrote about in Monday’s post here. I asked my lovely roomie F to help me put my nicely stretched hair in two big cornrows. Do they still call this ‘Brush’? 🙂
I tucked the ends in and secured them at the base of the braids with two bobby pins.
I wore my hair like this for 3 days. I didn’t get any compliments, but no complaints either. I like this, and it may be one of my go-to styles (when I learn to cornrow or flat twist). It’s simple, very functional, quick, easy and I think it’s cute. It’s also a low-manipulation protective hair style, your hair and especially your ends are on holiday.
For more fabulous options lol I think you can check youtube for the Goddess braid, Milkmaid braid, etc. It’s prettier with flat twists though.
Short term goal: learn to flat-twist!
On the (temporary) bright side to my styling dilemma, I change departments in 10 days, and I won’t need to go to court in my new place.
How do you style your hair to work? 🙂