sucks is so hot! When I was younger I admit I hated my naturally curly hair. I didn’t know what to do with it, how to care for it etc. And what made it worse for me, other than being teased all the dam time, was when it started to grow out after having it relaxed. Not by my choice! At least at not such a young age.
As I got older and stopped chemically straightening my hair, I grew to love and appreciate the blessing of my ringlets, what some people pay a lot of money to have.
Along with this new found love I also inherited a great sense of confidence. My days of feeling so insecure and “ugly” are long gone. All around me, with the exception of my family, what I was flooded with were images of straight beautiful hair. The praise of long, thick straight hair in the media, magazines etc. was everywhere. And since I was never taught or told to be grateful for what God has given me, to appreciate it, and that I too was beautiful with my wild crazy curls, I really hated my hair.
Being an actor, that didn’t help! They always wanted to see me with my hair straightened. But as soon as I started proudly rocking my curls it seemed as though people became more accepting. The love/hate will always be present because some prefer me with straight hair and some will prefer the curls. Depending on the occasion, I’m fine either way. The great thing is I have the ability to go in whichever direction.
If you have curly hair then you know it naturally dry and breaks easily. I like to do deep conditioning treatments on my hair. I don’t have a particular favorite as I usually have treatments done at the salon when getting my hair blow dried. At home, if I’m sporting “the wet look” bka natural-do, then I like Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner. A friend of mine that does promotions on the side gave me boxes of them and I’ve been hooked. I leave it in for a few minutes as I comb out my hair. Its so much easier and way less painful to comb my hair with conditioner in it. I also like 10 en Uno as follow the same steps. Dove & 10 en 1 smell great and help keep my curls moisturized, more manageable, soft and with less tangles. I switch it up but I tend to go back to these two.
Hard, scrunchy, stiff hair is not my thing anymore. I have no clue why I even thought that was a good thing or why I even allowed myself to keep damaging my hair that way. Now, I like for my curls to have control but with manageability and movement, softness. These are some of the products I’m currently obsessed with: