Today marks quite an accomplishment in my life. As of today, I have officially not straightened my hair for 6 months. 6 months!! Actually not a long time compared to the 20+ years I’ve spent blow-drying my natural curl straight, but I did it! I committed to it and held strong. There were days I absolutely hated the curl and wanted straight hair SO bad, there were days when I thought “okay, I could do this and like it,” there were days when I was grateful for the curl – like when it was raining, and there were days I was proud of myself for setting a good example to my daughter who is the next generation of natural curl.
I was a little nervous about blowing it straight again. Deciding to embrace my natural curl actually meant quite a change – in products, method, daily routine, hair cutting, etc. My hair has gotten so healthy in these 6 months that I was scared I was going to damage it. I also wasn’t sure how it would look since I’ve been getting my hair cut dry while curly to wear curly. Glad I took the plunge – now I know I can maybe enjoy it both ways!