we had to take lunch early yesterday because the system was going down, and i just wasn’t hungry that early. i definitely didn’t want to say inside for the hour, so i decided to hit the local walgreens. i usually go duane reade (because it’s across the street) or cvs (because it’s down the block), but surprisingly, neither one of them had what i wanted. we all know i’ll go to the ends of the earth to find what i want, especially if it’s makeup or hair products, but the only other place near my job is walgreens…so off i went.
nothing is actually far, but when you consider city blocks, 4 is a lot, especially in this heat. i decided to cave in and get the headbands with the elastic in the back that keep them tight to your head. i’ve been trying not to do much in the nape (aka kitchen) because the hair back there breaks off so easily. when i twist, it’s not tight. when i put it up, i don’t pull. when i pin it, i use a light touch. my efforts have paid off, because it’s growing nicely, and hasn’t gotten damaged, well, any more damaged than it already is…
back to the caving. i wanted a headband that would fit right. i couldn’t take the slide on one that i have. it doesn’t fit right and even though it says there’s “no pain” it still put pressure on the dome. anyway, so i make this trip; walk this four blocks in this humid weather to the walgreens, and head straight to the “hair accessories” aisle. i found the headbands right away, and they were priced to sell, lol. 3 for $5.99. not bad considering 1 from a better known brand was $7.99. i stayed a little longer in the aisle, because i wasn’t quite sure about the purchase i was about to make, and thank goodness i did.
a few years ago, when i went natural the first time. i found these GREAT clips in h&m. they were huge, and held back a good amount of hair without pulling. i got them in black and brown. i used them so much, the paint on the black ones started flaking off and looking pretty terrible. the brown ones had a plastic overlay, and recently one of the pair broke, and with that so did my heart. lol. there was no way that i could find more, and they were so wonderful.
my eyes caught some clips on a rack all alone. i snatched them up, because they were big, bigger than my h&m ones, and there were four of them, leopard spots in bronze and black, tiger stripes in gold and black, silver and black. i kept looking until i found more, and even though i was annoyed that they were $3.99 each, i bought another pack, because what good is one when you can have two?
my new clips
i know the clips will be put to good use, but i’m not so sure about the headbands. i tried one on when i got back to my job, and it was loose. my boyfriend always makes fun of me, and says i have a big head, but for the elastic to be loose, they must have sized them on someone with a head that’s ginormous. i twisted the back up so it would be a little tighter, but i felt so much anxiety about pulling my hair out, i just took it off. lol.
there’s gotta be a better way…