I love my CurlGirls.
I just think women with curly hair are fab! Why? Because curls are very unique, they add personality upon sight, and they can make a woman feel something special, sexy wonderful (oh yes I had to quote a song here). That’s how reeeal the curl game is.
BUT, the truth is, curls aren’t always the easiest to deal with it.
I like to think of hair as a garden. The more you tend to it, nurture it, give it water, vitamins, and love, the better it will be.
Well I didn’t have that memo early on in life. My hair was a nightmare from as far back as I can remember all the way to about the age of 20. Dyed, fried, chopped. You know the way.
I just wanted long hair!It wouldn’t grow. Luckily, my frustration led me to the internet goddesses who shed light on some of Mumma Nature’s gifts.
I began conditioning my hair once a week with natural ingredients from my fridge, washing, air drying, straightening, then rolling my flat ironed hair into pin rolls each night. The hair was fab. It looked so healthy and I loved my waves. My hair was it!
But it wasn’t really my hair, or more specifically it wasn’t my hair in its natural state. I mean I straightened it once a week, and the curls were finger made. I wasn’t embracing Mumma’s gifts.
It made things worse for wear when I saw these beautiful women with the most amazing natural curls I’d ever seen. Fro’s / defined curls/ spectacular waves/ BIG AMAZING NATURAL CURLY HAIR! I wanted in, but I couldn’t imagine that I could ever match their pedigree. I had had my curls all my life but they never seemed to work before. I never felt that I had the science down, BUT countless other curlies had, so I vowed that it was time I joined the ranks.
- Condition. Keep those locks hydrated!
- Research products, read/watch reviews, then experiment.
- Learn your curl type (mine is 3b) and look for products and methods that are in line with your specific type.
- Long layers give volume.
- Find a stylist who will dry cut.
- Don’t give up on your swirls!
Below is a timeline of my hair from 2009 up until 2016 and stay tuned for the 2017 photos of my first professional chop! Stay curly, beauties!