How to Deal with a Bad Fro Day

1. Know that it happens to everyone
2. It’s quite likely no one will even notice you’re having a bad one until you announce it
3. There are ways to conceal the evidence

And with bad hair days happening to me at least once a week, I’ve had to quickly figure out who were my friends. Here are my top bad fro day saviours:

The Beanie

It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s warm and if you live in a place that has seasons, chances are you already have one… or two… or three. But really, you only need one (or two… or three…). One that’ll go with pretty much everything you wear. Cold and raining outside? Slap on your beanie. Twist out didn’t come out right? Beanie! Running late? BEANIE! And your fro can either completely hide or still make a cameo appearance.

I ♥ my beanies…

*S. Africa readers: you can grab a nice chunky beanie from Woolies, Mr. Price, Cotton On, shops in town…pretty much anywhere!

The Headscarf

Sometimes a bad hair day is just a nicer way to say “I’m too lazy to figure out what to do with this damn hair of mine”. It happens. And when that does, in comes your pretty and feminine friend, the scarf to save the day. It’s cute, it’s versatile, doesn’t break the bank and even elevates the elegance factor. DING DING DING, JACKPOT! *whisper* no one will know 😉

*S. Africa readers: Mr. Price has some fab and affordable scarves and Woolies have a great silk selection too.

The Pins & Clips Combo

You might not believe it, but this was the result of a bad hair day:

Oh yes it was. There I was almost at the end of my awesome new updo style when the main event (my banana clip) snapped in half. My hair had a massive tantrum, simply refused to fit in it and busted out. So, after quickly cursing my hair (I know I shouldn’t have but that clip was brand new!) , I picked up the nearest, smaller clip and made a plan with my side combs and many, many bobby pins and voila! A new style was born – totally unplanned but loved all the same.

*S. Africa readers: Clicks and Pick n Pay are my shops of choice to get some simple and basic clips and pins 😉

Who knew that such small items can come to your rescue? So long bad hair day! Now get on with it and be fabulous!




  1. Anonymous
    July 29, 2013 / 10:56 am

    I need advice . I've stopped relaxing my hair 2months ago……my fro is getting there.However I don't really know if I am taking care of it by shampooing once a week and conditioner wash it after 2days.I use jabu stone shampoo , dark and lovely conditioner(high cholesterol) and I moisturise my sculp with MPL hairfood and my fro with MPL oil.

    Are these products ok?
    I want my fro to grow,it's very hot and dry weather here in pta but I am trying to take good care of my hair.

    I love your blogs:-)
    Thanks for your informative fro webpage:-)

  2. May 17, 2013 / 5:26 pm

    I am loving your blog. Looking forward to stealing some of your styles in the future. lol

    • June 4, 2013 / 12:05 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  3. May 17, 2013 / 11:26 am

    Love it! Thanks for the tips. And just to keep the moisture in and prevent frizz, I like to wear a silk scarf under my beanie. Like u said, no one will know lol 😉

    • June 4, 2013 / 12:05 pm

      I also wear a scarf under my beanie, keeps it moisturised and in place too 🙂

    • DaniB
      July 31, 2013 / 8:49 pm

      That's helpful and it makes sense.

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