30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 3 – Niobe from The Matrix: Reloaded

Today’s inspiration comes from Jada Pinkett Smith’s Niobe from The Matrix Reloaded.

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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.
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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.
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Then repeat the process till your whole head is done.
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For general authenticity and straight up bad assery, don’t forget the shades… Matrix style.
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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!!

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