So, my hair
is was finally long enough to wear it in a puff. Having longer hair in the back made it possible. My “tail”…it had to be at least 2 inches longer than the shortest section of my hair.
Anyone else’s hair longer/grow faster in the back???
The past tense in the first paragraph is because I’ve cut off my tail.
I may have cut too much, as now the back of my hair barely fits into this style. I tried, and the back always slips out the elastic. I like this though, as it looks even more “natural”. On the other hand, it also makes me look like I’m wearing a baby’s hair style.
Even though I’m growing my hair out, the tail was too long, and it was no longer responding to my nifty hair tricks for feigning evenness.
What hair tricks, you say?
Well…my hair shrinks up when water touches it; so I’d spray the longer hair with water to get it to coil up & match the shorter sections.
When I’d wear braid outs, I’d some times twist the longer hair, instead of braiding it. The twists also encouraged it to shrink up shorter, for a more even shape overall.
To make my puff, I used 1 of my Goody elastics, wrapping it around my head twice, and sliding it upward until the position felt right. I like the messy look; so I didn’t really smooth my edges.
My dream puff will sit very high, at the top of my head.