Packing a portable short hair kit is a real thing. As women, taking things with us is a given. Our purses are as locked and loaded as Batman’s tool belt. The things we carry in there would shock some, if they ever peeked inside.
Odd thing is, not many women carry more than a tiny brush or comb. Why so neglectful to your hair ladies? Makeup isn’t the only thing that needs touching up during the day. And if you’re a short hair slayer, then you know we do have to touch up and adjust from time to time. Edges lift, curls fall and the wind is sometimes disrespectful to your perfectly styled pixie.
In this article, I’m going to tell you why you need a portable hair kit, when you need it, and what you should put in yours. So let’s get into it.
WHY YOU NEED A PORTABLE SHORT HAIR KIT
Because there are elements and situations and it’s smart to be prepared.
You need to have something handy with you for these types of unforeseen situations when the way your hair looks matters, and there’s some reason your hair isn’t looking presentable.
WHEN YOU NEED A PORTABLE SHORT HAIR KIT
When the devil is busy and life is not cooperating.
The elements sentence alone could legit answer this question. Rain, wind and a rush job in the morning could all be cause for alarm. Just the other day, I was walking from a parking garage into a building. The wind was at tornado level and I struggled to even open the door from the parking garage to go outside.
When I did, my hair flew straight back. My edges were completely done! All the hard work I’d put into my waved mold was for naught because it was O.V.E.R. I had to walk into the bathroom inside the building and try to get myself together before I could be seen by anyone.
Besides the elements, there are times when your wrap just won’t do right. Sometimes your bad mold can be quickly fixed. (Watch the video below to see how I fix mine.) But, I’ve woken up to some straight up disasters and only a few minutes to style my hair, get dressed, get the kids in the car and get out the door.
This led to “I’ll fix it when I get to work” mornings. My mindset was, hell, it will take me as long to fix my hair as it did others to fix their coffee, so don’t bother me. I’ll be out in a minute.
WHAT TO PUT IN A PORTABLE SHORT HAIR KIT
Now, the most important part of it all. What you need in that kit are the essentials. These may vary depending on your hair cut, length and your hair’s properties, but that basics are listed below. Find a cute pouch or bag that fits into your purse or into whatever you carry things like your laptop, planner, etc in.
Worst case scenario, keep your portable hair kit in your car. You just need something outside the house that you can access when needed.
- Hairspray (travel size) SEBASTIAN SHAPER ZERO GRAVITY HAIR SPRAY
- Foam (in a travel sized bottle) NAIROBI WRAPP IT FOAM
- Edge control HICKS EDGES
- Glosser DESIGN ESSENTIALS REFLECTIONS
- Brush SMALL BRUSH
- Small tooth comb TRAVEL SIZE COMB
- A few Jr. Wrap Strips JR. WRAPP IT STRIPS
These will get you through anything outside of a tsunami or a reality TV show fight. But I can’t help you with none of that so, yeah, this will have to do.
Remember to check your pouch about once every couple weeks. Make sure nothing has spilled and that the products are still good. You also want to change things out if your routine changes or you begin using different products on your hair.
I hope this helps you fight out the devil and continue to represent out in these short hair streets. For more tips and quick references, SUBSCRIBE below and download 4 FREE short hair quick guides. You’ll also get coupons, exclusive content and updates on new things going on at kayewright.com.
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