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Sooner or Later, They All Come Around

By January 27th, 202126 Comments
Sooner or Later, They All Come Around
by Shelli of Hairscapades

So, I’m on my way to work today, and I get a text from my girl Beck. She’s like, “Can I have a bobby pin for my hair when u get in?” See, she knows I keep my little Altoids Hair Emergency Kit in my purse;)!

Sooner or Later, They All Come Around
These pic are from May; it has a set of Goody Spin Pins and big dooby pins in it now too!

So, I get to work and shoot her an e-mail to let her know that I’m in my office. She comes up and … what the what?!?!

Sooner or Later, They All Come AroundSooner or Later, They All Come AroundI was like …. “Oooooh Beck!!! That’s my style!! Were you on the site?!?!” And she grinned and was like, ‘Yeah.” Beck has a lot of long, thick wavy hair that she often puts up with a clip. So, this was different for her and she said, “It took me, like, 2 minutes!” I was like, exactly! That’s what I do, Simple and Quick Protective Styles! Of course I was tickled pink and she let me take pics to share on the site:)! First buns, next it’ll be henna … don’t get it twisted, I got Beck and my other non-Black friend asking about henna last summer!! I’m thinking I’m gonna have to get her to read my post on Color Options with BAQ Henna … get her to try cassia … maybe mix it with a little henna and indigo for a reddish brown effect!


(That’s my evil laugh as I contemplate how I’m going to take over the world!! Where’s Pinky when you need him?)

Who have you inspired?!


  • Fatima says:

    Very cute story! When I had relaxed hair I often had people stop me and tell me how pretty they thought my hair was. But now that I'm natural I have people not only complimenting my hair but they want to know what shampoo, conditioner, gel etc. do I use and how often I use them. I've never had so many questions about how I take care of my hair until now and I think its very cool!

  • chocobabe0 says:

    I'm so glad I'm not the only person that keeps an emergency hair kit in my purse. I use this round tin that I got from Trader Joe's that had some delicious dark chocolate in it. Perfect for bobby pins, hair band, and cute clips. I've also lent bobby pins to coworker from my stash… but none of them have over come back with a protective style.

  • Levone says:

    This is the cutest post ever….it was PRICELESS when I scrolled down and saw who wanted the hair pin and why. So sweet…made me think of me and some of my friends, I hip them to 'universal' hairstyles all the time.

  • Tiffany says:

    I love it!!! We all just wanna look good.

  • Dana says:

    Great story! I love that ANYONE can be inspired by ANYONE regardless of….texture!

    Uh, yeah, also gonna bite the Altoid tin idea!

    Thanks for sharing Shelli.

  • hairscapades says:

    You're welcome ladies!!! I love to repurpose things and that Altoid tin is an island of solace in the hurricane ravaged waters of my purse!! LOL!!

    Love all the comments about inspiring others!! And so happy that you enjoyed this post!! I called Beck immediately and was like, "YOU'RE ON CURLY NIKKI BECK!!" LOL!!! All my friends at work have to listen to my "hairscapades" so much, they end up looking at hair in a whole different way now;)!! LOL!!


  • ChicagoCurly says:

    So "borrowing" the Altoids kit idea; perfect for my gym bag. I too have elastic bands, assorted bobby pins and hair ties scattered at the bottom of my bag and never seem to find them when needed. Thanks Shelli!!!

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  • Randi 415 says:

    Love it! :)

  • Anonymous says:

    I use the Altoids tin for my bobby pins in my bathroom, but I never thought about using it in my purse! no more digging around in the bottom depths :)

  • CurlyInTheA says:

    LOL! I'm gonna have to "borrow" your Altoids stash kit. I have bobby pins stuffed randomly inside my various purses for hair emergencies. Some are stuck on the outside of the wallet sections of the inside of my purse, others have rubber bands wrapped around them to keep them together and some are stuck in the bottom of my purse, don't judge me, lol. In other words, a HAM! This is a great idea.

  • Kudos says:

    HA, check Beck out!!

    And yes, definitely jumping on the Hair Emergency Kit bandwagon!!

  • Pecancurls says:

    That Altoids kit is too cute! Goes to show you that when we sit down and get to know each other one on one, we have more in common than we think or realize. Every woman loves a good hair style!

    I don't think I have inspired anyone in the hair dept; however, I went natural primarily so I could work out and get in better shape without being held back by my perm. In doing so, I went from a 12 back to my pre-kids 6 and have since inspired my sister to eat better, drink more water and start an exercise program.

  • Sophie says:

    Aw! It looks so great on both of you! I got a hairdo-nabbed by my bff recently actually. She has wavy, sometimes curly, reddish brown hair (so very unlike my jet black crimply coily cottony tresses!) and she normally puts it in one braid. Recently she told me that she's been doing the braid-all-around-the-head which is my go-to protective style! Curly girls can always learn something from one another.

    p.s. You've inspired me to use an Altoid container for my pins! I'm normally fishing around in pockets and the bottom of my purse to find something to pin hair escapees up with.

  • Leslie says:

    Go Beck!

  • shaun says:

    This post is so cute! Love love LOVE the altoids kit.

  • Anonymous says:

    Yes I love the altoid kid idea. Will be biting that lol! I got 2 bffs and an associate of mine to go natural. I only did it for me and they saw the results and got impatient. I was honored when my bff asked me to cut the rest of her relaxed hair. Love this post, it shows that curly hair isn't just a black girl thing. It's a curly hair thing and we can learn from each other. Great post!

  • Anonymous says:

    I will be copying that altoid kit idea and add a lining of cotton so I don't have too much jingling in my purse. Love the post

  • Anonymous says:

    That altoid emergency kit is GENIUS! Such the perfect size. Writing myself a note right now!

  • monniej says:

    this post had my smiling from ear to ear. and when i saw the pic of your work bud ripping your protective style i had to LOL! it just helps us remember that good things, like protective styles, are meant to be shared by all! i sent my 15yr old niece a care package last weekend – peppermint shampoo and pure clean conditioner, 2 of my favorite things! she's already natural and loving it, so no convincing needed there! i think it's the greatest thing that she can bond with auntie over hair. pretty cool!

  • Tina says:

    Love it. This post just made me smile.

  • Anonymous says:

    LMBO! She did a good job too! She better work *snaps in the air*

  • wisecurls says:

    LOL!!! Hilarious! Love it!

  • Anonymous says:

    LUV IT! When I was relaxed our folk and other races always admired my hair and it's still the same now that I'm natural–ya got to luv it Shelli! I love the Pinky & The Brain reference–bahaha

    P.S. Thanks for turning me on to Dottie @ Threadmill, she's a doll!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love it! Shout to your girl Beck for embracing options and 'copying' is always a form of flattery. Thanks for sharing…. #goodstuff!

  • mothereartha says:

    ha! THE BEST!!

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