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Alas, it is time for the beloved nighttime routine. After a long day in the field, you’ve wrapped, Bantu knotted or pinned up your hair. Then, comes the beloved silk bonnet, ready to caress your hair. You lie down, cut on your spooky flick and nestle up in the bed. What could possibly go wrong here? The night is perfect, and the day went fine. Finally, you drift off to sleep and wait for the next day to arrive. 

BOOM. You wake up in the middle of the night, and the bonnet is on the floor! You run for the mirror and straight through the door. Your hair is screwed! There is no time to ignore. 

A black girls’ nightmare – what a horror-filled with great terror. You thought Halloween was the scariest time ever? Girl, well you were wrong. Imagine your hair out that bonnet and your twist out not looking too strong. Have no fear, your homegirl India is here, to help you fix your troubles. Let me give you some tips to help turn your hair around. 

The twist out/Bantu knot:

The bonnet has completely messed up your twist out, but there’s a way to fix this. Your curls might be every which way, but you could try a plethora of styles. Of course, there is always the beloved headband or a hat. However, you could try Bantu knotting the front of your hair into three, and then letting the back of your hair flow freely. Get a comb and then section your hair into three large or small parts, and begin to Bantu knot your hair. Then allow the rest of your hairdo what it does. A classic half up half downturned complex! Try it. 

Silk press: 

Now we all know, without the wrap the silk press is somewhat doomed. Though true, that can be fixed too. Try a ponytail. First pick a gel, Eco Styler Gel, Gorilla Snot, Got2b Glued, or even Cantu! Pick which side you’d like to part, and then slick your hair to your liking! Proceed to add your baby hairs and even some length with braid hair or bundles. To spice the style up, even more, put a braid down the center of your hair. You got it girl. 

Pin curls: 

The curls may be flat and maybe even gone, but there’s a solution. A very simple solution. Find your nearest scarf, and match it to your outfit! Let your hair flow how it naturally does, or even brush it down! Then tie your scarf around the top of your head, and you’ve got yourself a style! Now, you have a simple and cute solution to your hair nightmare. 

Hopefully, some of these tips can help you ease your hair nightmares. The evil fallen bonnet will not win in! Don’t let what appears to be a hair emergency stop your look! Happy Halloween sisters! 

Let me know how your styles are work for you! If you happen to try any of the styles, send them to me @indiacherise on Instagram! 

India Rice, 19, is a Mass Media major at the Illustrious Clark Atlanta University.
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