When I was in the military one of the things that was hardest for me to adjust to was having my hair within military regulations every day. I am not very good at doing my hair in general and to keep flyaways pinned down and a neat bun in place meeting military regulations was not a fun experience. Eventually, it became routine and I learned ways to make it easier to do my hair each day.
I am excited to learn that Suave knows how hard it is to meet the military standards by helping our nation’s military by donating 10,000 products to troops overseas. It may seem silly, but one of the nicest care packages I received were ones that had small touches of America that helped me feel like a girl. Wearing a uniform each day, being surrounded by dirt, and living in a tent did not make me feel girly at all. Receiving Suave hair products would have definitely been an extra special blessing to me and gone a long way to helping me feel like a girl. Hair products were scarce on the Forward Operating Base I was living at and most of my beauty supplies were sent to me by friends from home.
Military Hair Regs
Military hair regulations were difficult for me and to add to the fact my job required me to be out in the field regularly. In New Mexico I had to deal with the crazy wind trying to pull my military hair out of regulations, some days it was difficult. While in Afghanistan things were not as strict, but you were also never out of uniform, unless it was time for bed. My hair was always up and in a bun. Add a helmet and battle gear and the hair regulations kind of got messy. As my years in the military continued I got into a routine of braiding my hair and then twisting it into a bun. This was the easiest way for me to contain it and it was easy to redo if something happened to mess up my hair during the day.
Afghans loved my Blonde Hair
Speaking of hair, the children in Afghanistan loved mine. It was long and blonde; one time when we were in a relatively safe place I took off my helmet so they could see it. I unwound my braid and they were mesmerized. It is probably one of my favorite stories from Afghanistan because the children were always fun to be around and this one experience was just something I had read about and to actually have it happen to me was pretty neat. But I digress…
Suave is celebrating women in the military and veterans with #ShareBeauty. In honor of Veterans Day I am wearing my hair tomorrow as I would have if I was in the military, but with a twist. Suave sent me some great tips and I’m excited to try out a new bun that is something I can use in my new lifestyle as a busy mom. I want as many friends to join in and sharing your beauty by posting pictures on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter. I am excited to take part in this campaign and go to a throwback of what was my every day just a few years ago.
And here is some help from Suave, they created a YouTube tutorial from Suave® Professionals stylists Marcus Francis and Jenny Cho sharing their tips for creating quick and easy regulation-friendly hairstyles for women! Check it out here.
So with their help, you can join me in posting a picture of your hair in military regulations. If you have short hair (doesn’t extend past your collar) it is easy, just take a picture. If you are like me and have long hair you will need it to be twisted into a bun. We don’t have to be perfect it is all about fun. So do your best and share your beauty with a fun military hairstyle tomorrow. ☺
Don’t forget to #ShareBeauty
We want you! Wear your military-inspired hairstyle on Veteran’s Day, share using #ShareBeauty, or both, to support Suave as they donate 10,000 products to troops overseas.
*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Suave via MSB New Media. The opinions and text are all mine.