Anonymous asked: yessss hazel and annabeth bonding over hair (or anything really) has now become a thing i very much want
I mean, I have type 2 hair, and that’s not nearly as curly as theirs is - I’d say they’re type 3 - and that’s a lot of care I need to put into it so it looks presentable lmao, but for them, it’s a question of it not straight up matting, haha.
Hazel likes taking care of her hair - it’s something that she carried over from childhood, that kind of calms her down cause it’s a link to her mother and her past life. She remembers sitting between her mom’s legs and trying to be a good girl and not fuss while her mother used a hot comb and twisted her hair or braided it, and if her mother was in a good mood, she’d hum and sing and Hazel LOVED that. Even when things get really rough and her mother doesn’t hum anymore, it’s still comforting to sit there as she works oils in her hair and make sure it’s neat and healthy, it’s drilled into her head that she has to moisturize it, seal the ends, to wrap it carefully before bed, etc.
Annabeth has absolutely none of that. She’s not sure where her curls come from, probably her mother, cause it’s certainly not from her father, and it’s not like her stepmother has any experience with her type of hair - not that Annabeth would want her touching it, anyways. So she just ties it up and away from her face all the time, ponyails and buns and she gives it the least amount of attention and often has to cut hair ties out of her hair cause they got too tangled with her curls. Once in a while she dumps some conditioner from Aphrodite’s cabin on her curls and lathers, but it so time consuming she tries to put it off and often just sticks with shampoo, which is no good. It’s a testament to their godly provenance that her curls manage to look decent even after their poor treatment, but it only gets worse once they get on the Argo where Annabeth pays even LESS attention to it, if possible.
So one day, Hazel wakes up with her hair well wrapped and goes to the kitchen to get some food before she does her hair, and she walks into Annabeth who’s munching on her bagel with like a fucking bird’s nest on her head and she’s like THAT’S IT. THIS IS TOO FAR. YOU’VE DONE YOUR HAIR TOO WRONG AND I WON’T STAND FOR IT. So she makes Frank and Percy take their watch while she drags Annabeth to the bathroom and introduces her to the joys of nonsulfate shampoos, coconut oil and pineapple scrunching because dammit, this is a crime against hair follicles everywhere.
Piper is amused and secretly thankful she doesn’t have to bother with none of that.