As you can probably tell from the title, it was a rainy day today. More specifically, an icy rainy day. Walking carefully through slush is always fun. It's even more fun when it's freezing and windy as well and none of your classes are cancelled.
Something that I always struggle with on a rainy day is how to manage my hair. I'm a self proclaimed hair expert. I'm the go-to person in my entire family (cousins included) for when someone wants their hair done. I have a knack for it and I love trying out new styles (but sometimes my hands don't quite understand how to do some hairstyles on myself).
Rainy days always test me with my hair. It's naturally curly-ish . Hair, I have learned, is hard to put into a simple category. Basically, I have a ton of thin hair (or probably normal type hair, I thought someone told me I had thin hair and that's why it tangles so easily...I could be completely wrong). My hair when i was little was definitely curly, but over the years, has had more of a mind of it's own. One side (the one with more hair) loves to be more curly than the other, but I never get those perfect curls that you normally associate with curly hair. I have that weird wave-curl in between hair. To put it simply, my hair does not cooperate with rain, or any humidity. It frizzes right up and all my hard work curling it vanishes. Think of Anne Hathaway in Princess Diaries before the makeover type hair.
So what do I do with my hair when it rains? It's an ongoing trial and error because it always depends on the day. Most often, like today, I'll attempt to curl it, or some pieces, to give an illusion that I tried to tame my hair. Then, by the time I have walked outside and into shelter from the rain, I immediately regret my attempt at curling, and throw it up into a bun or pony tail. If I feel like it, and my hair is long enough, I will do some sort of braid and hope none of my other hair attempts fall out.
Today's choice was a nice pairing of my "bunny eared" headband with a carefully crafted messy bun.
What's your go-to rainy day hairstyle?