Bad Hair Day

How To Cure Your Bad Hairday

The other day I tried some deep damage repairing conditioner on my fading-fast red hair. I thought I would attempt to cling to the last vestiges of ginger by using this Whole Foods-endorsed organic concoction. Whoopsies. I ended up with slippery, shiny, smooth and extremely poofy (or poufy) faded ginger locks. It was as if even the slightest of breeze, would send the back part of my hair up in shock. A stroll across the room had me rocking the Alfalfa look.

So, despite a few sympathetic co-workers’ insistence that my hair looked fine, I took my pouf across the street to American Apparel in search of a solution. I have to say, they have come up with some amazing turban technology! Everyone’s been talking about how to tie a scarf over their heads lately, but this wire headwrap is where it’s at! It comes in an array of colors, but in typical Laurel fashion I selected the navy striped one. It stays put without sliding like cotton or silk scarves can, and you can bend it in many different ways. You could twist it into a bow or knot, or wrap it turban-style like I did here. The wires don’t pinch, either. Even though I still think American Apparel is pretty skanky, it is a great place to go when deep-conditioning goes wrong.

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How To Cure Your Bad Hairday

How To Cure Your Bad Hairday

Turban: American Apparel, Top: Old Navy, Skirt: F21 (Buffalo Exchange), Belt: Madewell, Shoes: ModCloth

How To Cure Your Bad Hairday

May 6, 2011

19 Responses to Bad Hair Day

  1. Turban is awesome and even more awesome when it is a bad hair day LOL!! I seriously wanting to get one of those AA thing, I saw couple floral (or is it velvet?) ones that I’ve been wanting to get it for forever, now I’m looking at you all cute like in this stripe one, I seriously thinking of going there and get one for me LOL…
    P.S: I love the skirt!!!!

  2. Wow — love that they added wire to help it stay in place. Very smart. Looks fab on you AND with your outfit!

  3. Tanvi says:

    Love the touch of pink belt. That skirt is too pretty! :)

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  4. Michal says:

    I’ve been wanting one of those AA wire headband things!! I really should get one. I try not to shop there but every once in a while they have something i just can’t resist.

  5. nadia says:

    i’ll never give up my vintage headscarf collection. . .but damn, what a great idea!


  6. Claudia says:

    AHAHAHA- this post was awesome! You had me LoL-ing! Definitely also because I can sympathize with this situation and feeling- and yes, turbans are the savior of this hair awkwardness! Hmm… I am just going to have to check out the American Apparel things- I didn’t realize they had turb technology- score! I totally love that skirt- that warm golden yellow makes me go ga-ga.

    Holler young ‘un for your birthday month!! So Happy Birthday all month to you! 😀

  7. Amy Smith says:

    Love the skirt…you really do wonders with yellow. And if that is truly what you consider a “bad hair day,” then I think you are doing alright!!

  8. says:

    Nice topic – respect !

  9. Linda says:

    Hehe I like how you called it “turban technology”. You look great with it in your hair. I wouldn’t have guessed that you had a bad hair day at all. I would have picked the stripes, too. Can’t stop buying stripes!

  10. annebeth says:

    I want to learn how to wear scarves in my hair like that, it always looks mega dorky on me and not in the right way ;(

  11. Laurel! I think this was my skirt! I sold it to Buffalo Exchange a few months ago. Is the waistband kind of wonky? It never fit me quite right, but it looks great on you!

    I love the headband turban. I’m definitely going to have to stop by AA and check those out.

    • YES! The elastic always bends under if I try to tug the skirt down when it rides up. But I love the color, so I put up with it. Thanks for selling it!!! I also need a red pencil skirt, so if you have any wonky ones of those, let me know :)

  12. devin olivia says:

    love your skirt

  13. Chyrel says:

    I’m in love with the skirt and to be honest, I’ve never really tried anything on my hair except shampoo and conditioner. I did say a gazillion times that I want to color it but I’m afraid it might be damaged. Le Sigh.

  14. Lyddiegal says:

    the new turban is super cute! I’m sure it will be good for more than just bad hair days too. Love the purple belt with the yellow skirt – all kinds of adorable!

  15. Sophi says:

    Oooh, I just love that purple belt with the mustard skirt. And hey, I think your hair looks like it looks fine underneath that headband, but, well, the headband is a super awesome piece itself! Maybe it’s fate. Or something.


  16. Karin says:

    I adore this outfit…and love the crisp white blouse, plus your mother is so beautiful xxx

  17. renee says:

    Looooove the outfit. Your style is such an inspiration!!!!!!

  18. Stef says:

    Your skirt is amazing and I love yellow paired with pink :)
    That does sound like great non-slip turban technology 😀 and looks great too

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