It's that time of year again where I really look forward to going outdoors to run. Don't get me wrong, I love to run in the Summer., I just am not crazy about baking in the Sun. Yes, I know I was born in a tropical climate and moved to the UK as a teenager but I didn't love being "beaten by the Sun" on a daily basis after school. (And don't get me started on the drenching rains in the Rainy season in a country with no indoor heating!)
I love the refreshingly cold winds at this time of year, even when the Sun is out. It keeps me smiling for most of my run! And then I love to notice the leaves changing colour to brown, rust and orange and falling to the ground like over-sized confetti. Yep, I'm all about the four seasons!
With that being said, my hair routine will need to change again.
The first part of this is my hair styling - it's protective styling time!
I can't keep wearing these big Bantu Knot-Out curls every day. Plus, I look ridunculous when running wearing a beanie over a satin bonnet, which (barely) covers a set of curls to prevent the shrinkage. It's not always cute nor effective (see above)!
My next style on the agenda are Crochet braids with Marley Braid hair that is curled to my Bantu Knot-Out! I discovered a YouTube tutorial on this (see below) and I plan to try this out myself! I've done Crochet braids twice before - about 5 years ago (how time flies)!
I've bought 3 packs of Marley Braid hair. I am searching for my crochet hooks (they're somewhere in my room) and I have some new perm rods (from my not-so-local Beauty supply store).
Stay tuned for my style change up and my maintenance tips and tricks.
Ps: I have decided that I don't like Shea butter whips on my hair for the Summer and have eschewed them early. (Below is my usual look after running with my go-to twists in a bun and a side-swoop of twists -much cuter, right?)
Hi, I'm Lola!
A self-confessed hair addict! On here, I share my hair journey and my inspiration.
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