As Free As My Hair

Hey everyone! I’ve been so busy the last few days. I’ve got so many posts that in excited to share with you all. As many of you know, I am natural. I’ve never had my hair chemically altered or colored. Thought the years, I have experienced some heat damage due to straightening my hair. During my second semester of my freshman year, I stopped straightening my hair and embraced my natural kinks. Since then, I’ve been rocking my Afro with pride. 

As time passed, and my fashion evolved, my love of wigs and other protective styles grew. Nothing excites me more than being able to change my look, particularly my hair style, without negatively impacting my natural texture. Wigs afford me the freedom to be a red head, and have a bold short cut, or even a romantic curl without altering my Afro that I love so dearly. Easily, I can slide the wig off, unbraid my hair, and waa-lah, my fierce fro is back on the scene. 
I wanted to do something fun with my hair for New Year’s Eve. Initially I was going to rock my natural hair, but I slept on her ( yes, I refer to my fro using feminine pronouns) the wrong way and she was not ready to bring in the new year. Obviously, there was no time to get box braids, twists, or crochet braids, so I headed to my local hair store to see what I could find. 
Here’s what I tried that day:

I had to twist my fro and Bobby pin it down so that I could get the wigs on my head. Peep that lump in the back, my hair is so thick. 

This short straight was was super cute but the party wasn’t convincing. This piece screamed WIG! Although I have no shame dawning wigs, I definitely do not want to look wiggy. Cecilia really liked this one. 

Next up, 

This brown, straight wig was cute but not spicey enough for the occasion. This came across as nice everyday wig, and not a “all eyes on me” wig. Daniel really liked this one. 

Dear Lord, this wig is absolutely atrocious! How hideous is this? Ya’ll, this wig looked so pretty from the very top shelf. It’s time has expired. Maybe it looks better fresh out of the box, but clearly this wig has been tried on and worn to death. #hellnope

This curly, colored wig complimented my skin so well. Last year, I struggled with my desire to try bold colors. By the end of the year, I rocked two blonde wigs and several red/plum colored wigs. This wig was so cute. It read church girl to me. It reminded me of when my granny curled my hair as a child for mass. 

While she wasn’t appropriate for this occasion,I will definitely order this one online. 

Lastly, I tried on this bold Brazilian wave inspired wig. The sales associate loved this color on me and urged me to get it. I was not quite sold on the hues, especially since the dark root was not long enough. If the top was a tad bit more black, I would have purchased this wig. 

Basic black can be so classy. The wave was nice on that wig, so I bought it in a 1b. I wanted my dress to stand out without competing with my hair. I like this wig in black. 

I’ve rocked it since then and it looks nice in general. 

Moral of the story: simple and sweet get the job done. You don’t have to be overly gaudy to gain attention. There’s a certain mysterious allure to this wig. Also my red lipsticks and vibrant purple lipsticks pop with the black hair. My facial features are emphasized more. 
Has your hair style changed any since the new year? Have you tried a new style or color? Drop pics in the comment section! 
I’m so excited to see what I do with my hair in 2016! 
Until next time, 
-Nora 

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My name is Nora. I am a 29 year old Nashville native. By day, I am a #corporaterebel in the Talent Acquisition and Human Resources Industry, In my spare time, I am a plus-size blogger, Youtuber, and social media influencer. On my platform, I discuss beauty, fashion, faith, lifestyle, and everything that I encounter and experience as a young black woman who is building her empire. In my free time, you can catch me playing Sims, binging Netflix and Hulu, enjoying a bottle of sweet wine, enjoying #foodie life, getting my beauty rest, or out styling and profiling.

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