Easter is usually around the same time as my birthday. Not only do I get birthday gifts and an Easter basket (still till this day), I also get a double serving of cascarónes (confetti eggs) slapped on my head! Growing up with two brothers and my birthday always being around Easter time, I learned through the years how to “confetti proof” my hair. It’s a pain in the butt to have confetti in your hair, especially when your wearing your Easter best, took extra time to fix your hair, and looking all cute. When you have long, thick hair it’s no fun getting it be confetti free. It doesn’t matter if it’s the big chunky pieces or the teeny tiny flakes, don’t forget the little pieces of eggshell that stick to your scalp and hopefully your hands don’t get to stained when you’re dying eggs.
Nothing saves your hair better than a pony tail; all you have to do is brush it out to the ends of your hair. I usually flat iron my hair, so it’s pretty easy to remove confetti out of straight hair. Shake off as much as you can and then use a natural bristle brush starting at the ends working up to your roots. When you get to the root area, get the brush as close to your scalp as you can so when you run it through your lovely locks the bristles will grab a good amount of confetti. If your brush is heavily compacted with confetti, you may want to clean out your brush before brushing again and just continue till you get it all out.
A cascarón (plural cascarónes, without accent mark; from Spanish cascarón, “eggshell,” the augmentative form of cáscara, “shell”) is a hollowed-out chicken egg filled with confetti or small toys. Cascarónes are common through Mexico and are similar to the Easter eggs popular in many other countries. They are mostly used in Mexico during Carnival, but in US and Mexico border towns the cultures combined making them a popular Easter tradition. From Wikipedia.
Easter & Cascaróne Beauty Tips cont.
For those of you that wear a curly hair style, an up-do, or put lots of product in your hair, you may want to mention to your loved ones just how difficult it is to get the confetti and eggshells out of your hair; they may feel bad for you and not try to egg your head with cascarónes. The more you try to shake off or pick these festive goodies, the frizzier your hair will get. Hair products such as hairspray, gels, & mousses have a tendency of building up white flakes when you unset the hair walking around with a white dust cloud on your head would not be a good thing, even more so for those that make multiple stops for the holiday.
And lastly, let’s not forget about your hands, even when you wear gloves to dye your Easter eggs, sometimes certain dyes will bleed through the gloves and stain your skin. Try wetting your hands and using a nail brush with a few drops of dishwasher detergent on it. The grainy texture along with the stain removers in dish-washing detergent will remove the stain. I hope these few tips will help you when you’re in that cascarónes war on Easter Sunday. Be sure to stash a few cascarónes of your own to get back at those that mess up your hair. Happy Easter Everyone!