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Boho Sheek Bun Mystery Solved!

Today is an, “I’m already late for work, my hair is dirty and there is no hope of it becoming clean before much later this evening typ of day”.  So, I started my morning off applying my makeup at my desk whilst looking up youtube videos on how to hide greasy hair.  I am not one of those blessed people that can skip days and really get away with it, although that in no way means that I don’t skip days, I just usually try and make the “skipped days” days that I don’t have to be at work!  And since I work with my mom, there is not a chance that “no one at the office will notice”, I am currently “hiding out” trying to avoid the inevitable “Oh. Jennifer…. Your hair is DIRTY!”, but, trust me, it is most definitely coming.

To be fair, and so you know that I am not exaggerating about the grease trap that is my noggin this morning, here you go:

Front

I have pretty much mastered the “twist and tuck” in the front, which does a pretty good job helping the hair to appear to be completely matted in the front… BUT, This is what I have goin’ on on the rest of my head:

dry ends...

The forever dry ends and matted greasy top o’ the head:

photo 4

photo 1 (2)

Ok, super embarrassing, but, there you go, gross and greasy, no exaggeration going on here!

Side note:  It is actually quite difficult to photograph one’s own top of the head, I think I took like 6 shots before settling on these two and that was using flip view on the phone and a mirror.

During my research (and by “research” I mean googling/youtubing, which are TOTALLY words btw and not only words but synonyms to the word “research” I’m pretty sure) But, I digress… during my “research” to some how find a way to miraculously solve my hair dilemma without doing tho obvious, get out of bed in a timely fashion in order to wash it, I stumbled upon the solution to something that has always been baffling to me,  “The Boho Bun”,

Boho Bun

or the “I’m So Classy and Awesome That I Don’t Even Care That There are Flaws in My Bun” BUN.

The I’m so classy and awesome that I don’t even care that my bun has flaws Bun

You know that bun I’m talking about, the one that looks so effortless and wonderful and yet makes you feel completely insecure and inadequate both in your own bun making skills but also in the amount of hair you have on your own head in order to put into said sub par bun.  I have a number of BEAUTIFUL and whimsy friends that have mastered this, but did I ever ask them?  No.

effortless.

I’m not sure if it was shame or embarrassment that I had somehow missed out on the “How to Make a Whimsical Bun Bit” in highschool or what, but, I just kept it to myself, silently wishing that I too could one day have a bun like theirs.  I do know that growing up a soccer girl for the majority of my young life “rainbows” were highly frowned upon.  We would all strive to have “perfect ponytails”, slicked back and rainbow free, but in the age of the double rainbow, I think it’s time to let the rainbows flow and let my hair be swept up into one of these beautiful creations and this video is what gave me the inspiration.

I would like to point out that she is referencing “2nd Day Hair” in this video, which is what my hair status technically is, but, given my incredibly un fortunate genetic makeup, my scalp produces the amount of oil a normal human head produces in a week by the “2nd Day”, so, my miracle bun may not actually be possible on this particular day but I feel a sense of peace knowing that I now know how to make it exist on some day in the future!

More awesome information stemming from this topic/video:

Baby powder and Dry Shampoo are both very good at helping (in no way solving) greasy hair problems, as well as cornstarch, cocoa and one I had never heard before, cornmeal.  I thought cocoa was a clever solution though as it would resolve the graying problem that can sometimes accompany baby powder and cornstarch solutions.

I also stumbled upon a number of videos encouraging multiple braiding methods which is also a very good solution to covering/mask greasy roots.

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