Hair, After the Apocalypse…

Y’all probably know by now that my inner hippie might sneak its way into the Find Me series every so often. Case in point – let’s take the main star – the ultra-lovely, girl-next-door, anti-heroine, Riley. She doesn’t wake up every day post-pandemic and do up her locks. Because, let’s face it – when The End of the World happens, the last thing a girl is probably concerned about, is her hair style.

But if you have long hair you still have to do something with it or you’ll get so frustrated, you’ll shave it all off, no? In my books, I often times have Riley blowing back loose hairs that escaped her braid, er, plait…or have her twist up her longish waves into a messy bun and call it a day. Only once has she actually cared what her hair looked like. It was a freak occurrence. I promise it won’t happen often.

main.original.585x0 (2)But anyway – I digress. Today, while browsing the web, I stumbled upon a little post about the beauty secrets of French hair.

Who knew that women all over France have been doing the same as Riley…on purpose? What the heck am I talking about? Read this article over on the newly discovered (for me) site, BYRDIE. I read it, loved it, and absolutely had to share it, because it’s SO true. Us women, sometimes myself included, seem to think that our hair is only glorious after it’s been cleaned till it squeaks, then dried till it breaks, and then covered in products and curled or straightened. Um, take a lesson en Francais, and go au naturel.

I was rather excited to read this article and discover that 98.999% of the time, I do as the French do, when hair is concerned. And I love it! *flips last night’s slept on wet hairmain.original.585x0 (1)*

It’s totally okay to be yourself, unprocessed hair included, and you don’t have to resort to this way of thinking after a global apocalypse. Me thinks that Riley isn’t suffering nearly as much as I’d thought. *wink*

(FYI, the images in this post link back to their original source via BYRDIE)

6 thoughts on “Hair, After the Apocalypse…

  1. Eliza says:

    Ha. I didn’t even think twice about the way Riley cared for or fixed her hair.
    But that’s probably because I’m the same way. Messy bun, braid, ponytail. Those are my go to styles. When I want to get “fancy” with it I will twist and pin the braid(occasionally braids) into a bun. I have only used product on my hair twice in the last 9 years(that’s when I decided to let my hair grow out from the bob in the front messy spiky stuff in the back look). On my wedding day and on my friends’ wedding day. I’ve used a blow dryer and curling iron a hand full of times.
    Every time I go to get my hair cut the stylist fawns over how healthy and beautiful my hair is. So I must be doing something right. 🙂

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  2. Eliza says:

    Ha. I didn’t even think twice about the way Riley cared for or fixed her hair.
    But that’s probably because I’m the same way. Messy bun, braid, ponytail. Those are my go to styles. When I want to get “fancy” with it I will twist and pin the braid(occasionally braids) into a bun. I have only used product on my hair twice in the last 9 years(that’s when I decided to let my hair grow out from the bob in the front messy spiky stuff in the back look). On my wedding day and on my friends’ wedding day. I’ve used a blow dryer and curling iron a hand full of times.
    Every time I go to get my hair cut the stylist fawns over how healthy and beautiful my hair is. So I must be doing something right. 🙂

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  3. pelicanfreak says:

    The way I deal with my hair is Riley-style and I’ve begun to notice lately that it is okay when it isn’t just-washed. Sometimes it can be more manageable. I used to think my flyaways were worse if it wasnt just washed but hope.. they suck equally either way. Bought a ton of bobby pins but I am not so good with them… found some little clippie things that arent exactly cute but.. get it out of my face and that’s all that matters.

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  4. Alexandrina Brant says:

    😀 I’d never heard of that before, but I guess it makes sense. Great news for me – as someone with tight curly hair, it takes me ages to actually ‘do’ anything with it, and I am forever having to wash it in the evenings. *flips her own slept-on wet hair*

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