Day 3 – Niobe from The Matrix: Reloaded
Today’s inspiration comes from Jada Pinkett Smith’s Niobe from The Matrix Reloaded.
This is a moderate on the scale from easy to holy moley. And I’d like to say that this is by no means a tutorial blog or a ‘how-to’. More like a ‘how-I-did.’ I’m no teacher. But here’s how it went.
I made the schedule for the 30 days last week when this one was still far away. I woke up this morning thinking… crap. Can I even pull this off?
Well… I did!
First off, you need damp to wet hair (which works especially well if the hair you’re going to try tomorrow is a curly style.) Start by sectioning your hair using a comb, a pen or some sort of pointy chop stick.
Take each section of hair and tightly twist until it starts to roll into itself.
Secure each individual knot with a bobby pin or small clip.
Then repeat the process till your whole head is done.
For general authenticity and straight up bad assery, don’t forget the shades… Matrix style.
These Harley Davidson shades did the trick.
This style was much less intimidating than it looked and only took about 30 mins… and I have a whole lotta hair! Also, the key to pulling off a look this bold is confidence and walking tall. I walk in a room and say ‘Yeah, I’m rockin African Bantu knots today. It ain’t no thing!’ And it works for me.
Again, this isn’t for the serious 9-5 desk job. But nannies, artists and other carefree folks… give it a whirl. It’s super low maintenance once you’re finished twisting. And a heck of a lot of fun I will say!!