Simplicity and Hair

Sometimes it really is the simple things that make life really enjoyable.

A couple of days ago, I straightened my hair. I know that isn’t such a big deal to some, but I have naturally curly hair that I rarely straighten anymore. This summer has been oppressively humid and my curls have not wanted to cooperate. Why oh why would I straighten my hair in this humid weather? I don’t have the type of curls that I can just wet and go; I have the kind that I have to spend at least 30 minutes styling and wait a whole night to dry. After the millionth time of putting my hair up into a wonky looking puff, I decided to go against what my hair naturally wants to do.

I actually didn’t straighten my hair to wear it straight. Ironic much? I did it so that I could wear cute protective styles. I’m sure EVERYONE has seen the pigtail Dutch braids that all the celebrities are wearing now…or again? This is something I can’t do with my natural hair simply due to the thickness. Hair thickness is both a blessing and a curse. Of course that isn’t the only style that I want to rock thoughFullSizeRender

So far the straight hair in protective styles is pretty amazing. Not only is it simple, but also my hair is out of my face. Surprisingly, IRL I don’t see many people rocking braided styles or even cute updos other than buns. I can’t get over how easy it is to throw my hair into one of these styles and go. I also can’t get over how it took me so long to start doing this.

This wasn’t one of my normal posts, but I had to share how simple these protective styles have been. When the humidity and heat hit, one of the first things us girls worry about is their hair. So why not throw a couple of braids in your hair and go?