Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Where I talk about my hair

I have just discovered Naturally Curly. I love this site.

I have naturally curly hair. When I lived in Virginia, I had humid hair = frizz. I would comb/brush it out and I could seriously rival Buckwheat.


If I put the right products in it, I would actually have curls! Then I moved to Colorado. Other issues, like the complete and utter lack of humidity, made my curls practically disappear.

Oh, and I never. ever. ever. use a hairdryer.

One time, in college, I got my hair professionally cut (did you ever spend any kind of money on anything like that in COLLEGE? What was I thinking?) I went to the "salon" and sat in the chair and the lady, seriously as old as my grandma but not as sweet, gave me a fairly cute hair cut. And then, she did the unthinkable. She brought out the blowdryer. And proceeded to turn my hair into a mushroom-shaped afro-looking white girl.

I can't think of any good reason why I did not thrust my hand up when she brought out the hair-gun. But I let her do what she did, possibly because, you know, she was the PROFESSIONAL. And I walked out of her shop looking like I stuck my finger in an electrical outlet.

I had to go to the grocery store after that and I was literally in tears. Mortified, I ran into someone. I. KNEW. Ah, yes, in a town of a couple hundred, I guess I shouldn't have been surprised. I should have just run home and taken a shower and prepped my hair. Except, you know, I had just paid for that lady to do that!

Anyhoo... As I got older, and have relayed that story a million couple times, I got to thinking about that lady who gave me the funky Buckswheat look that day. If I were a hair stylist, I would NOT want someone leaving my shop, looking like I looked, because if anyone asked where I got my hair done, I would have to tell them! I mean, I was some BAAAAD publicity that day!

So, anyway, back to the hair in question. It's like I have two sets of hair on my head. I have a kinda wavy overlay from the crown to the ends on the outermost layer of my hair. Underneath, it's Shirley Temple ringlets all the way.

I really wish all my hair would be like the underside. I like the curls, they are cool. You can pull on a ringlet and let it go, and it will bounce!

So, anyway, the girls at Naturally Curly have a whole new idea of how to take care of your curls. I'm going to try it. I will post before and after photos to see if my hair undergoes the revolution I hope it will!

For more WFMW ideas, please visit Shannon's site!


jen said...

That "mushroom-shaped afro" story is hilarious. I mean, um, terrible.

But, I can SO relate. Do not ask me why my mother decided to perm my already super curly hair right before picture day when I was in 5th grade. It was a disaster. Hm...I think I just found this week's Fro' Me To You!

Thanks for sharing that site on behalf of me and my two curly haired kiddos! That is a site we're going to be visiting alot!

Kama said...

I also have naturally curly hair. That site you pointed out is pretty awesome! I always feel like people try to straighten curly hair--on make over shows, at the salon, etc. That bothers me because I LIKE MY CURLS! My mom even used to brush my hair "straight" because she didn't know how to handle it.
Anyway, here is what I do:
shampoo and condition with Fructis, comb hair in the shower, put in towel for about 10 minutes, mousse (sp?), cheap gel I got a ton of at W-M for $4 (it's purple). Then I don't touch my hair AT ALL the rest of the day. It seems to work...even in Dallas humidity!

Suzanne said...

I *love* Naturallycurly.com!! I've had the mushroom, too. Sigh.

I've started using Suave Kids No Tangles or something like that for my daughter's hair (4a, mine is more of a 3a). It works great on mine, too.

Terri said...

Curly haired girls ROCK!

I am a hairdressers dream. Every one I ever had loved my hair. But they could make it do anything and I hate spending time on my hair. I always hated my 'wavy' hair until I discovered the straightflat iron.

I go two months straight, two curly.

Mother Hen said...

I, just today, found out about using coconut oil in my hair. So I, right away, tried it. It's great. For once my hair is just curly. (Did you notice I didn't say frizzy?) I just put some in my hands and rubbed it into my wet hair, same way ya do the Fructis serum, then combed with the super wide tooth comb and let it dry. For the first time in my life it's curly without the friz even if I use a hairbrush!

Mamacita said...

I have hair that is not straight, but not curly. It's rides the fence - and it is very, very difficult to deal with in humidity. I am gonna check out the curly hair site. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Anonymous said...

great site, my DD has the most amazing thick curls..she hates them, and brushes them in to a pony tail everyday! I trim her hair and dye it too, dont think she'd want anyone touching it in a salon. We've tried several de-frizz products, and some are better than others. I like her hair best when it's left to dry naturally..she too has amazing ringlets :)