You ever get all ready for bed and then all of a sudden you get this sudden flash of I WANT TO DO MY HAIR! I dunno, maybe it’s just me where I have these moments of inspiration randomly pop up and because I never do my hair I have to answer to the urge. Happened to me a couple nights ago. Haven’t done a braid out since last July and in fact, I haven’t done anything to my hair since I started cutting last July. So right before bed, I busted out my jar of Bee Mine Bee Hold Curly Butter and got to braiding.
A few things I learned about this set of braids due to having an asymmetrical haircut:
- This cut does not lend itself to even braids. Because my hair is cut very angularly, each section cannot be braided evenly at the bottom: one piece is always longer than the other. So at the bottom of the braids, I had to switch to twists in order to make them stick.
- I could only braid one side and had to leave the back and sides free because of the length. Because I could only braid a third of my hair, these braids took a third of the time! I was particularly jazzed about this because before doing braids or twists on my entire head took about 90 minutes. This set: in and out in 30. Yes.
- Having only one section of my head braided looked….stupid. I would never wear this out of the house. Except that I ended up having to because I worked out at 7am and just had to look kind of crazy during my class. But if you’re doing cardio pilates at 7am, you are obviously a total G and you are judgement free.
Here’s a vid I did of the twist out:
During the video I came up with calling the style the EXPLODED ASYM! It really looks like an explosion of hair, there’s a lot of gesture and movement and force, really taking the cut up a notch. I dug it. Here’s a few shots of the final look: