My hair has always been... Different.
Unfortunately, I have no digital photos of these years. Drat.
It's dark (but not black), and it's super thick. As a five year old, I had somewhat of a bowl cut, because obviously a bob was the best way to go with super thick hair (it wasn't). In fourth grade, my mom decided the best way to manage it would be to get it chopped off. I cried.
Since then, I've been going through a hairvolution, an evolution of length and texture (not color, though, never dyed this mane) to try to figure out what does and doesn't work.
By the time I hit high school, I moved between trying to grow it out for prom and then getting sick of how heavy it was and "chopping" it off to above my shoulders. I spent a good portion of my high school career with a straightener in hand trying to tame the curls, which worked (and still does) for the front of my hair but the back (a strangely different texture)? Not so much.
Then came college, where I wore ponytails often and again moved between straight and curly hair, longer and shorter hair.
Then my college boyfriend came around, and he liked
it my hair straight. I wasted so much time during our relationship (in more than one way) with a straightener in hand. After we broke up? I set that straightener aside and mourned for my wasted time (again, in more ways than one).
But straight hair does make for gloriously thin and manageable ponytails.
Lately, I've been embracing my curly hair more than ever, especially after getting some Miss Jessie's curl cream in a Birchbox a few months back. (They at Miss Jessie's have no idea who I am, by the way. But hi, Miss Jessie's people! Send me free stuff!) Last week? I woke up after sleeping on wet hair to these glorious curls.
But then I have moments when I have more than two minutes to spend on my hair, and this glorious straightness comes out with some solid blowdrying (Rusk SuperFreak) and straightening (Chi, obviously). And then I don't get "ma'am"-ed at the grocery store.
So my hairvolution? Still going on. However, I HAVE, at least, decided that short short hair isn't a good look on me (thanks, Mom!) and that curly hair is more practical for my daily life than straightening. And I'm at peace with my curls. But next year's Christmas party for work or a hot date that is nowhere in my near future? Bring out the straightener, baby.
How do you wear your hair, and how is it naturally? Do you embrace the natural texture or change it up?