Curls can be a blessing or curse. For most women, it’s a curse at least once in their lives and it’ll always be an identifier. When was the last time you saw natural, curly
hair grace the cover of a fashion magazine? When was the last time a famous person with natural, curly hair wear it curly? When was the last time you bought affordable shampoo for your natural curls? Joking aside, natural curls are something that many women are envious of.
Everything’s different for curly girls! Cutting requires a firm understanding of physics. Coloring requires an even better understanding of chemistry, if you failed advanced chemistry, you need to know how to treat chemical burns because bleach or coloring chemicals on the porous, thirsty beasts that are your curls can sometimes end in tears. Modern day ladies have something that curly girls of generations before didn’t: the internet, you’re already leaps and bounds ahead of most curlies from the past who winged it with trial and error. An interesting utility we found was a frizz forecast based on the weather for your area.
You can type into a search engine “curly mess” and have thousands of entries clamoring to advise on remedies for a mess of curls. Trial and error weren’t eliminated, you still need to figure out how to use the diffuser and to get the round brush unstuck. Nobody will ever know what happened to all those barrettes and bobby pins you put in that never came out. If you want a messy bun in three minutes, there’s the internet.
The more compliments received on how gorgeous curls are the more hair woes melt away. Embrace what your Momma’ gave you! Genetically speaking it could be your father.
Never, under any circumstances, employ actual rubber bands. No matter how hot and humid, no matter how frizzy or itchy or uncomfortable your hair makes you, the temporary relief of pulling your hair out of your face will pale in comparison to the anguish you’ll face when rifling through with scissors wondering “rubber band or chunk of hair?”. Embrace curls from previous generations and love the curls that currently surround you!