I Wore a New Hairstyle Every Day For a Month—Here’s What Happened

Welcome to I Tried It Month, the place we’ll be publishing a brand new style, magnificence, or wellness article on daily basis in January that incorporates a first-person account of shaking up an outdated behavior, pushing past a consolation zone, or just making an attempt one thing new. Comply with alongside for 31 days of storytelling, together with all the pieces from going with no cellphone for 40 days to making an attempt the polarizing low-rise pants pattern.

Doing my very own hair has at all times been a problem for me. Again in highschool, I used to flat iron it on daily basis as a result of I at all times believed straight hair was extra stunning. Sadly, that ended up inflicting irreversible heat-damage and in the end breakage. I began sporting weaves and when that grew to become too costly, I made a decision to go natural

As of late, I am fairly blissful being nappy and opposite to what would possibly folks consider me, I have never put a lot effort into switching up my coiffure over the past decade. I’ve worn a curly afro for years now, and I’ve grown to find it irresistible. However don’t get me mistaken— my relationship to my ‘do has concerned quite a lot of trial-and-error. I’ve damaged numerous hair picks and tried each product and hair fad you’ll be able to consider. (And spent a fortune doing so, would possibly I add). 

However the reality is, I’ve at all times struggled with hair as a result of I tie a lot of how the hair seems to be into my self-worth, which I’m positive quite a lot of Black ladies can relate to. In different phrases, if my hair is wanting busted, then I change into tremendous self-conscious and to not be dramatic, however it ruins my temper. Once I heard we have been doing one other I attempted It Month right here at Who What Put on, I figured now can be one of the best time to lastly change into fearless with my hair and check out one thing new on daily basis for 30 days. And since salons are at the moment closed, I took up an excellent larger problem by studying to do all these kinds alone. 

Maintain scrolling to see all of the totally different hairstyles I attempted, and do not miss my favourite ideas and merchandise that stored me wanting fly all month lengthy.

I began this problem with my hair being in braids. At this level, they have been two months outdated so it was time to take them out.

Not realizing the place to start out, I went on YouTube to seek out this fashion. I separated my hair into six sections on the prime and from there, I tied every part with a colourful rubber band. Then, I twisted every part and pinned all of them behind my ears.

This fashion was tremendous easy. I took two items of hair from the very prime of my head and twisted them earlier than including gold jewel equipment to every twist.

These colourful hair clips went with my outfit and made for a cute, easy fashion.

When doubtful, throw on a shawl. It saves me each time.

These have been day-three curls, however my Eco-Styler gel and baby-hair brush saved the day.

I beloved this half-up, half-down look.

For this fashion, I did three Bantu knots on the prime of my head and put the remainder of my hair in a ponytail.

This coiffure was enjoyable however sadly the one soul who noticed it was the clerk at Dealer Joe’s. 

Get into these mini French braids!

I did one other set of Bantu knots pondering, in the long run, I might resemble Tracee Ellis Ross. That didn’t occur in anyway, however the finish end result was these easy curls. You’d assume I used a curling iron, however no. That is simply the ability of Bantu knots.

We’ll name this fashion a fro-hawk. I discovered the same fashion on Pinterest and whereas it would look easy, parting the again of my hair in a straight line took longer than I assumed it will.

I really like a great wash-and-go.

Easy, however stylish.

Right here, I attempted a curler set. I utilized about 10 rollers to my moist hair and slept in a single day in them.

As a child, like many different Black ladies, my mother beloved placing barrettes and ponytail balls in my head so this fashion is an homage to her creativity. Love you, boo!

For this fashion, I simply added two braids to the entrance of my hair and secured the remainder in a excessive bun.

I want I may say making use of these beads was straightforward, however then I wouldn’t be holding it actual. Foil is the key. There, I mentioned it.

I added these butterfly clips from Amazon to my hair on wash day and I feel it counts as a enjoyable fashion with minimal work. I used to be undoubtedly uncertain about this look till the lady working the drive-thru at The Behavior complimented me. Wherever you’re, thanks! 

I want I may take credit score for this Sade-inspired look, however all reward goes to essentially the most excessive (my mom) for creating it.

This look took 5 minutes. I parted my hair on the aspect and braided it up. My hair is fairly dry-looking on this photograph, however it’s truly fairly moisturized.

I’m extraordinarily happy with myself for lastly studying to cornrow my very own hair. I’m privileged to have 4 sisters who can all braid, so I’ve by no means needed to pay knowledgeable to do it. Nonetheless, when I’ve children, I wish to know the best way to braid, so I attempted it. This was the end result!

Typically, I simply desire a fast updo— particularly once I’m on day-three hair. All I did was use Eco-Styler gel on my edges and lifted my fro up right into a excessive ponytail.

This ’90s hair second is devoted to Tia Mowry and Nikki from Save the Final Dance. I at all times wished to appear like them once I was youthful. I blame them for all of my dramatics antics rising up however I thank them for uplifting this straightforward fashion. That is the closest I’ll get to being a part of these iconic popular culture moments, however I’ll take it.

I do not even acknowledge myself! All I did was part off my hair and curl each bit with my one-inch flat iron.

This was my favourite look. I stored my curls in from the day earlier than and determined to do a fast updo. I noticed this fashion on Pinterest and it was truly the best look of all of them.

Once more, I am paying homage to all of the ’90s hotties. I’ve at all times wished to have a hair flip second and it’s lastly right here.

You possibly can’t go mistaken with an element down the center.

When doubtful, crimp your hair out. This fashion took ten minutes to do utilizing my flat iron

A half-up half-down look with seashore waves is at all times the transfer.

Up subsequent, see how our editor cleared her pores and skin in three days utilizing an LED face masks.

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