I use to be a blond in high school. Now the older I get the darker my hair gets. Plus I have these weird white things shooting out of my scalp. So I had an appointment to get my hair cut and highlighted. I realized my appointment was April 3, right in the middle of my kid’s spring break. I called to see if my sweet, hair cutter Meredith could change my appointment. “Sure come in the 19th”. So Monday, March 19th I excitedly, happily roll in soooooooooo ready for a haircut and color. My roots are just plain scary. As I walked in I noticed Meredith’s area was really dark, actually her door was locked and the lights were out. I didn’t remember her working on Mondays. I was hopeful….. maybe she had started working Mondays because she was so busy, maybe she ran out to grab lunch. I sat down, flipped through a magazine and the time started creeping by and no Meredith. I decide to text her. Do I have the wrong day??? Turns out I had the wrong month! She rescheduled me for April 19, not March 19!!! There I was sitting like a dingaling a whole month early.
I have a reason for telling you this long drawn out story about my hair, no not just to bore you! I now have a month to wait to get my hair cut and highlighted. A. Whole. Month. Noooooooooooo, I will not go to someone else. Meredith can cut hair. She can cut curly hair. And I love her. And if she were to move to another state, guess what? Family pack your bags. I came home Monday and realized I had a mess to deal with for a month. Then I remembered my new fabric.
|There’s this little place I like to call heaven…. actually the real name is Mary Jo’s. It is located in Gastonia, NC and it is like a Lowe’s or Home Depot, but all fabric and notions. The first time I went I think I heard angels singing off in the distance. It was fabric as far as the eye could see. I could walk though there for hours. I made the mistake one time and took my three year old son. That was not a fun day.
Ok so back to my roots and fabric. I am going somewhere with this I promise. I needed something to cover up my roots for the next 4 weeks. Yes they are that bad. Did I mention they were bad? I remembered something I use to make back when I first started sewing.
|Cut two coordinating pieces of fabric 44 inches by 3 inches. I fold my fabric in half like this to cut, much easier.|
|Cut the ends at an angle for a more finished look.|
|Move your furniture and sewing machine outside to enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Ignore neighbor’s stares as they drive by.|
|Sew right sides together, leaving a three inch opening on one side.|
|Cut off excess fabric around the points on both ends.|
|Turn inside out through the three inch opening and iron.|
|Top stitch around the entire headband. This will close your three inch opening.|
|Lots of fun root hiders!!|
|My sweet friend Jamie came over right when I needed a model!! She had no idea I was going to make her try one on and start snapping pictures of her. She looks so beautiful!|
|Ok I will embarrass myself as well. I love these for spring, and I think I will make a ton for the pool this summer too!|
|If you don’t want to make one, click here to get your very own root hider!|