Lately, I’ve had an awful combination of being lazy about doing my hair and being chronically late for work. You may ask, why am I late to work if I’m not even doing my hair? It’s a good question and it’s not because I’m sleeping late. I’m not sure how to explain the time warp that takes place in my apartment between the hours of 7am and 8:15am.
I pulled a few hair tutorials, tested them, and then graded them based on my three key factors: Ease; Final Result; and Likelihood of Completing on the Subway. Speaking of doing tasks that really should be done in the privacy of your own home, have you noticed an influx of people clipping their nails on the subway lately? It’s gross and I got hit by a flying nail the other day. (And I know one of my sisters is going to comment that they caught me putting deodorant on in a DC taxi once, but that was really out of courtesy). So really, doing your hair on the subway is no big deal.
The below ratings are based on a seriously challenged system. I can’t do my hair for my life, so if I can do it and you can’t – you have serious problems.
Twisted pony (Tutorial here)
Difficulty: Pretty easy.
Final Result: Simple and pretty. Probably won’t go fishing for compliments in it though.
Subway Grade: Could do this standing up in a crowded train with medium elbow room.
Braid, one part of braid be a braid (Tutorial here)
Difficulty: Very easy, as long as you can do a simple braid.
Final Result: Meh. I think this is better for very long hair. But on really rough days when it’s either going out with wet hair or a regular braid, this is a small stepup from that.
Subway Grade:Could definitely do this standing up in a crowded train with limited space.
Subway Grade: Could do this standing up in a crowded train; I just feel bad for the guy you are going to knock out behind you.