How to Be a Tomboy
Do you feel confined by the chains of femininity? Are you horrified at the thought of spending more than two seconds in front of a mirror? Not every girl wants to be glamourous, and sometimes she just wants to be one of the guys. Here's how to step outside the box and be a tomboy.
- Avoid wearing soft and powdery colors like they're the plague.
Light pink is notoriously girly. Stick with bold, darker colors,but avoid black. It makes you look like you have no imagination.
- Be physically active, specially with sports, and do it earnestly. Don't join a team just to mine the field for potential boyfriends. Throw yourself into the game, get in touch with your inner competitor, and don't be afraid to break a sweat. Try a really cool sport like martial arts. You get a good workout, meet great people and learn something that you can really use.
- Choose clothes that allow you to become physically active at
the drop of a hat. Jeans, t-shirts, and sneakers are always a good bet. High-heels, skirts, and dresses are no-no's,if you plan on doing anything physical that day .Before you leave the house, ask yourself: "If someone invited me to play football, would I have to turn them down because of the way I'm dressed?" If the answer is
yes, change.But,if you aren't let your femininity free.
- Get used to hearing the people around you belch and make other unpleasant noises and smells with their bodies. Odds are, you'll spend a lot of time surrounded by testosterone, which doesn't always favor good hygiene and etiquette. However, have some self-respect. Don't do it yourself. Let's face it, guys simply can't help it. We can . . . and civilization depends upon us.
- Don't be boy crazy. If you want to be like one of the guys, you can't be THAT much into guys. No one's asking you to avoid attraction to the opposite sex...Just don't make it the centerpiece of your focus. There's much more to life than obsessing over guys.
- Learn how to talk. Don't gush or talk in a really high pitched voice. Find the right volume and pitch, and don't mumble. Make sure you sound confident. Swearing doesn't mean you're a tomboy, either, so don't do it. It sounds pretty cheap. Use words like "crap" if you get annoyed, don't go around sounding like some x rated movie.
You don't have to use "dude" or "man", but if you think it helps you and you're comfortable with it, go ahead.
- Always wear your hair in a ponytail or cut it short so it doesn't stick to your head when you sweat, but if you want to not tie them, make sure you straighten it.Two low ponytails or a plait would be ok, but sort of pushing the limit. Take care of your hair, tough-boys take care of their hair too, so it's alright. Wash your hair as much as needed, brush/comb it everyday, and don't use too
many hair products. Don't keep fiddling with your hair though.
Bangs are cool, so don't feel like you have to clip them up. Long hair doesn't mean you're girly, either. If you want to get your hair cut, don't get it too short unless it really suits you. Make sure it's styled properly. A layered cut is great, because it makes hair easier to manage if it's thick, and it looks just awesome when
you put it in a ponytail. Not girly, either. It looks quite skaterish.
- Don't bother with make-up or nail polish unless you feel like it. You don't have to dress up to please someone else, but you don't have to look like road-kill to be tough, either.
- Don't let girly girls be mean to you . . . or anyone else, for that matter. Learn to deal with it without screaming, crying or looking stupid.
- Go out and enjoy nature. The key is not to be afraid of
spiders, bugs, and the like. Or if there's a girly-girl screaming about the bug in front of her pick it up and move it outside. It really impresses guys to know that you aren't afraid of creepy things, but everything has a right to live.
- When you have to shop, go to a skate shop or somewhere that sells stuff you like.
- Never be afraid to let your creative side show.
- You don't have to like sports. That's part of the stereotype.
- Don't be afraid to gush over boys with your girl friends.
- Look good sometimes. Don't act extremely like a guy, since that is just being stereotypical.
- The tomboys I know are girls who don't care about what others think of them. If you're someone who lives to please and get compliments, don't become a tomboy.
- Being a tomboy is mostly natural.
- If your parents are real sad ask them questions about there childhood then they'll understand.
- Don't get so caught up in being a tomboy that you forget to
- Don't try too hard. If you constantly say stuff like "Dude, I hate girly girls" and change very quickly, you'll look like a total poser and nobody will want to hang out with you. Change slowly, and just act how you feel. Besides, if you are comfortable being a tomboy, you won't have any problems with people who want to be
girly-girls. Everyone should be who they are, and if you don't like someone who is girly, don't point them out and say you hate them because their girly.
- Your parents may get upset, particularly your Mum. If she's really girly and likes hanging out with you, she may be upset you're changing. Don't worry, just explain you're changing but you're still the same person.
- Just because you're a tomboy doesn't mean that you have to forget your personal hygiene but you don't have to spend hours in the Bathroom every morning. Shower at least once a day. Though the
boys may smell bad after a game of football, try not to smell that bad. Wear deodorant and keep yourself clean.