Heidi is NOT Bringing Sexy Back

In Her Words Heidi is NOT Bringing Sexy Back Milkmaid braids must die! -Mayra David Look, I like braids as much as the next gal – though they can look like thick rat tails when worn by females over the age of seven. But now that they’re “back”, do they really have to come back […]

In Her Words

Heidi is NOT Bringing Sexy Back

Milkmaid braids must die!

-Mayra David

Look, I like braids as much as the next gal – though they can look like thick rat tails when worn by females over the age of seven. But now that they’re “back”, do they really have to come back in the form of “milkmaid” braids? I understand braids are an easy way to manage one’s hair on a humid or windy day. They can also comfortably keep our hair out of the way while we goes about our daily chores; like dusting the ceiling fan or, yes milking cows. I acknowledge that some women in some parts of the world have a need to wear their hair in these milkmaid braids (Heidi in the Swiss Alps, for instance), but must we follow suit simply because Sienna Miller felt like a laugh one day and decided to wear her hair extensions in a braid wrapped around her scalp like a crown?

For one thing, this seems to be a trend for trend’s sake. They’re not that easy to make. I tried – try it before you knock it, right? With my thick, layered hair, it was hard creating braids that didn’t “splinter” when I wrought them around my noggin. Then I had to bobby pin the life out of my crown o’ hair for it stay in place. After half a day outdoors, I noticed that my head looked more like a nest than anything else, with flyaway hairs sticking out everywhere. Mortified at my 13th Century damsel in distress look, I rushed into a near by drug store, grabbed a super-hold hairspray tester, and shellacked my head till it resembled a bike helmet.

My point is this (and I am well aware I might be alone in this opinion) I don’t think they are aesthetically pleasing. I didn’t even find them that attractive on Princess Leah, but I accepted them as part of royal hairstylings in a galaxy far, far away….

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