3. Braid it up
No, not individual braids. Think more of a modern French braid. If you have shoulder length hair you can do a loose braid a la Katniss from The Hunger Games that swipes around to your opposite shoulder. Rather than doing a braid going straight back, try braiding your hair to the side. Any texture can braid in extra hair to add length. Not good at braiding? Do a large twist and use bobby pins to secure it down. But do get creative.
4. Headbands and wraps to the rescue
Headbands and head wraps are great styling tools, especially on the bad hair day for women with short hair. You can fold down a decorative scarf to create a headband or use an old-school simple headband that fits your style. Change a frizzy ponytail into a sleek look by tying a folded scarf around the front of your hair. Slick down your short relaxed hair and add a decorative headband to give it a bit of flair. If you can get away with it, turbans are a great option as well. There are mature and stylish options for headbands/scarves that are quite inexpensive.
This is the most important tip. Take a step back, take a deep breath and don’t panic. Don’t get overly frustrated with your hair that you end up late to work with a bad attitude or that you start tugging, tangling and tearing that uncooperative hair up. Hair shouldn’t ruin your day. A little bit of patience can go a long way and give you the creative idea that saves you from a bad hair day. You know your hair best. Inhale, exhale and make it work.
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