Now, we don’t have a television, so you can probably guess how many shows I watch. :-D I do however take the time to check out post apocalyptic shows as I hear about them. Can I just say, I find the depictions of women to be absurd? I mean, come on, it’s ridiculous!
It’s some form of the dark ages, technology is back to the iron age, but we’re supposed to believe that the 20-something female-supporting-character-potential-love-interest has access to a morning hair routine capable of producing salon fresh hair?
Ok, I got carried away there for a minute…
Let’s get real here.
The french braid is a great choice for longer hair. Forget the softly tousled waves flowing over your shoulders, that shit is going to get tangled in gear and be in your face with every gust of wind or sudden movement.
Katniss was at least believable in this respect in the Hunger Games. Braids are what my hair is in most of the time. I highly recommend you add a few different braids to your repertoire. They can help corral locks without any gel or hairspray. (Dibs on the book title, “Where There Is No Hairspray.”) They aren’t just for gals either, hubby sports a braid most days. And no, Legolas is not my hubby. :-D
If hair-ties ever get in short supply, or as seems more likely to me, you can’t afford them, strips of cloth or yarn could be used on the end of a braid. I hear you can wet rawhide strips and as it dries, it will shrink, tighten, and harden into a rock-solid bond, that sounds like it would hold a bit of hair.
Buns are a classic choice of course. Buns can be held up with nothing more than a stick. They can work for hair that’s too long to braid. They are hot though, if you have thick hair.
These hairstyles are easy and functional. I like that they can help to hide the fact that you haven’t washed your hair in a week. Because, let’s be honest, that’s a lot more likely than this.
I’m going back to my books.
– Calamity “don’t get me started on what they are wearing!” Jane