Listen. I think it's important to be honest. My hair is not naturally blonde. As a matter of fact, it's a boring, mousy brown color. When I have no cash monies, and my roots are visible, I am evil. I do not exhibit the kind, Christian woman attributes that my girl, Dolly Parton has so graciously taught me through outward example, strong girdles, and prayer! Fortunately, I have refined a few "lady on a budget" tricks to staying bougie as you save the necessary nickels and dimes to dye ya weave! And I'm going to share them with you! Because the imaginary conversation I had with Dolly Parton this morning after my third cup of coffee told me that was the right thing to do! Here goes:
HOW TO STILL LOOK LUXURY WITH ROOTS
-Biddies, hats are your FRIENDS. They cover up the roots. They are so in right now. You do not (I repeat) DO NOT have to wash your hair but instead just spritz a little fancy product (read: AquaNet) into the ends for texture and live ya life!
2.) Wear a fur.
- Yup. Even if it's summer. No one will look at or care about your roots if you're wearing a fur coat/stole/swing jacket. They'll be like, "Who is that Eastern European mail order bride and why is she wearing a fur in August?"
3.) Get on Pinterest and learn how to tie a turban.
- ....Now I gotta get fancy and break this down into a few more sub-points.
HOW TO TIE A TURBAN VIA A CRAFTY WOMAN MOST LIKELY LIVING IN UTAH
A.) Go on Pinterest, and search "turban" and realize this is far too broad a search word.
B.) Search "How to tie a turban" and settle on the best picture of colorful scarves and NOT the easiest tutorial. You got this.
C.) Open a bottle of wine preemptively. Let that shit breathe.
D.) Start with the scarf you probably took from your mother's closet and fold it in half, making a triangle.
E.) Try and place the halved scarf on your head and flip it back WHILE trying to successfully do this really tight wrap of the ends at the nape of your neck, all the while thinking that perhaps the incredibly glamorous ethnic girl in the tutorial picture would be laughing at your struggle to be as cool as her...and then start stressing that perhaps turbans are IN FACT just for ethnic girls and that you're going to look like a damn fool trying to hard.
F.) Have one to two glasses of wine.
G.) Try again biddie! Try until you get it right. Or until you have to leave so as not to be late for a dinner with a dear friend! Slap some bobby pins where it counts, say a prayer, and go out! Because you look good...ish.
...I have just re-read this entire post and would like to personally acknowledge how superfluous this entry is, in a world of very serious and real problems. My suggestion is to read it again, but with the Thomas Newman "Newsroom" opening theme playing underneath. http://youtu.be/mkMAcWu0lqA
You're welcome. Now it's important.