May 8, 2022
Isn’t it odd how we don’t like ourselves. At least I haven’t for a long time. I don’t have a picture of the letting my hair go curly and wearing it natural. This is the last photo I have of me in the process of letting it grow out, I was still blowing it dry.
Our weather this summer has been extremely hot and humid. Trying to keep long straight hair when you have very curly hair isn’t easy. So I decided I was going to let it be curly. I started researching and watching ever YouTube video I could find on curly hair to find a product that would work for my hair.
This isn’t the first time in my 69 very close to 70 years of dealing with my hair that I let it be curly. Wearing it that way never lasted long as I hated it.
My first change was not washing my longer hair every morning. Letting it go a couple days so the natural oil in my scalp would work it’s way down my hair and that is supposed to be a good thing. So ok let’s give that a try. Curly hair I’m finding out now doesn’t work that way. The oils don’t really go down the hair strands. I always thought I was different when I envied straight haired people. Their hair flowed in the wind. They could move their hair back and forth and it was beautiful! Curly hair is different.
Curly haired people usually have baby fine hair strands, we don’t have the number of hair strands that a straight haired person has. We look like we have a ton of hair but it’s deceiving because our hair is full looking because it so expanded. Our hair sucks in the moisture and grows in width and fuzz.
I don’t think I could find a photo of me in this time period, because of my hair, and it usually was pulled back with clips to keep it off my neck and out of my face.