I am soooo excited!!
(Warning: This is going to be a very girly post, about, you know, hair and stuff. If you don’t like to hear the rants and raves of a curly-girl, you may want to leave now and come back later, when there may be something more serious posted)
I have very curly (naturally!) hair. Everyone who doesn’t tells me what a blessing it is. Okay, maybe they’re right, cause I never feel better about how I look when I leave the house than when I have a head full of perfect ringlets. But that doesn’t happen often. Usually it’s frizz. Or out of control curls, or I’ve just given up and put it in a ponytail, hoping of course, that when I take said ponytail out, it will be more under control. And it’s so tempermental. So even if I do get a perfect head of curls, the slightest bit of dampness will change it.
Yes, naturally curly hair may seem like a blessing–to those who don’t have it–but for those who do, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about!
I usually either completely blow dry my hair, or leave it to dry by itself–which takes forever, because it’s also very thick. When I blowdry it, it ends up very full, and frizzy. I’ve learned that blow-drying it upside down helps with the frizziness, but then it’s even fuller. And when I let it dry by itself, well, it just looks kind of odd. I can’t really describe it, kind of flat, but still curly, but weird curls. It’s not a great look, and lets just leave it at that!
Now to the point of the post. And yes, there really is one!
Today, I got up with a great big to-do list brewing in my head as quickly as the coffee was brewing in the kitchen. It included, but was not limited too, a cleaning throughout the entire house (it’s a small house!), with special emphasis to be put on the porch, all the floors, the fishbowl, lots of laundry, and washing the dog. And since some of these are messy jobs, I opted to get the messy stuff out of the way before I showered to face the day. Obviously that meant the dog, the porch, the fish and the floors, cause you wouldn’t believe what a mess a just-bathed dog can make of your floors. Unless you bath your dog, and then try to hurry him outside before he shakes, like I do. Then yes, you would understand!
Okay, back to the point.
After a large portion of my to-do was checked off, I showered and started to blow dry my hair. Got it about 75% dry when I got distracted. Oh yes, if you have kids, you all know all about that, eh? About an hour and a half later, when I went back to see what I could do with a head of hair which was undoubtably going to be a complete disaster, I discovered……
………are you ready for this, cause this is the whole point of the post……
A head of perfect curls!! No frizz, no big hair, just curly, soft hair!! How have I lived 30+ years of life without knowing this? Not hard to guess what my new morning hair routine is going to be, is it?
Now it’s your turn. Share your hair woes with me (and your solutions!) Cause I’m interested, but also so I don’t feel like the only person out there who isn’t perfectly happy with the head of hair that God gave me!