Did you know that God blessed me with curly hair? Probably not. I have for many, many, many years done everything I could to combat these wild curls with all measures known possible to man. Curling irons, straighteners, hair straightener conditioner thingys...you name it I probably have tried it. Why you might ask? Well, curly hair went out in the 80's and didn't really seem to make that much of a comeback. Straight hair seemed to be all the style, the rage and soooo, not what God blessed me with.
So about a month ago, I gave up. Threw in the towel. Chucked my hair dryer, curling irons, brushes and have been going "oh so natural" ever since. Here's what I've learned...
If you decide to go with your natural curly look you will have people come up to you and not even recognize you (even though you are holding your little brown one...thought that one would give me away).
You will get more compliments on the wildest of hair days than you ever had and are afraid to tell them that you can't remember the last time you washed your hair. (Did you know that curly headed people shouldn't wash their hair with the commerical shampoo out on the market? No, I'm totally serious. Lots of research here...trust, me. Curly headed people have to protect their hair somethin' fierce. You have to use an organic type of shampoo or make your own...which is what I do...make my own that is)
Since going curly, my husband is often afraid to see what I will look like when he walks through the door. Although he has yet to admit it, I'm not sure he's on board with this whole curly thing I got going on, which I then conveniently remind him that I was curly when we got married. (Of course, that was twenty years ago and I was thinner and had less gray hair as well...but I don't remind him of those things)
Weird thing is, the longer I go curly the curlier my hair is becoming. And you have never seen such a healthy head of hair. Soft curls that now have a chance of growing long (before with the straightening, my hair was dry, brittle and constantly breaking). Now, maybe I'll grow it long. That my husband would love.
So curly headed people, heed my call. Throw out that shampoo and straighteners. And let's bring back the 80's. Don't make me do this on my own...
|Before with straight hair|
|Curly...and getting curlier every day|