|Cornrows under a vintage silk scarf|
I'm approaching my two year mark of transitioning to natural hair. I did the "big chop" several months ago and must admit I'm in somewhat of a conundrum regarding hats now that my hair is natural. As a part of my hair prep routine, I wash, then cornrow my hair for texture. I prefer letting it dry naturally, so I usually use a scarf (pictured above) or wear a hat if I have to go out before my hair dries. When my hair is dry and the braids are taken a loose, it is full (sort of afro-esk) and wearing a hat is no longer an option. In the past when my hair was straight with a perm, fitting it under a hat was never a problem, but now with natural hair, fitting it under a hat 'cutely' is almost impossible. I no longer have this as a go to for those bad hair days or when I simply don't have the time to prepare it. This caused me to reflect on the days of old, when hats and I were like bread and butter....inseparable. Here's a peek at some of my favs.
|This was taken with locs under a Kango|
|Roller set under my favorite Fedora|
|Blow dried perm under a floppy vintage sun hat|