So I had delightful vacation last week at two locations, one close to the equator, another where all the activities I did were outside in direct sunlight. Don't get me wrong, I love the sun and I have friends who tell me often that I more lizard that human, preferring to soak up the sun when presented the opportunity, like an iguana basking on a rock. Despite warnings of sun damage to your skin AND hair, I am solar powered to some degree, I oddly really like humid and sunny weather (weird i know!). However, I did not expect to get as burnt as I did. Case in point below:
It's great to have a tan to hide all those red blemishes that pop up but by the fourth day of my trip, I saw a flake/some peeling going on near my forehead! Stupidly, I try to pick away at it and end up exposing all the white meat under the burned off skin! In addition, I got into a bike accident earlier that day and had a busted, bruised, and bleeding chin - suffice to say I was looking a hot mess and was scared they were not going to let me back into the country looking all banged up and diseased-looking!
So I took matters into my own hands. Armed with only some Komaza Leave in Conditioner and Carol's Daughter Tui Moisturizing Hair Oil travel pack sizes (2oz), I managed to moisturize and soften the front part of my twists to make them more malleable to swoop all across my forehead (almost like a combover but on your face! lol). Thankfully my twists were long enough because I used Qhemet Biologics Hydrate and Twist Butter (will write a review on this wonderful product soon). Only need a few pins as well to complete the faux bang. The result was below:
I put my hair in a top knot bun and later greased and oiled down my edges (as you can see my twists had been through a lot in those past four days - ocean water, dirt, direct sunlight - it was a lot of trauma!). Thankfully I looked halfway decent to go out that night and not scare the locals!