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Friday, July 5, 2019

Going back to my roots...rediscovering my natural curly hair after 20 years.

Hey, now!
How was your 4th? Hopefully, fun and safe!

So, the cat is out of the bag. I've gone back to my "natural hair".
For the past 20 years, I've straightened it out every 3rd day. Its taken flat irons, blow dryers, round brushes and a whole army of products.

I don't know what happened, but about a month ago, out of the blue, I said "No more. I'm done."

Maybe, its just because I'm at the point in my life where I'm done fighting. If you want to tell me that 1+1=5, great. It's not worth my energy to oppose you.
I'm pretty much at that point with my hair. I'm no longer in the mood to fight it.

Now, things have changed quite a bit in the last 20 years.  Back then, the only options were mouse or hair gel.
Luckily for me, when I first posted a picture about going back to curly, I had a whole tribe of women jump in to guide me!
I'm new here, I know. But, here is what is working for me so far:



                                 Bumble & Bumble Curl Cream $31










                                         Living Proof No Frizz $38


I know that after 20 years of straightening, my curls are damaged. So, hopefully, its only going to get better from here.

Years ago, in college I'd get my hair done on Boston's Newbury street.
The salon that I went to was owned by a "stylist celebrity" . He did not "do" hair any longer. However, he'd make a point to push my stylist aside and do my hair on the rare occasions that I was there when he was. I was a foolish 19 year old who wanted sleek, straight hair at any cost. this man would NOT straighten my hair though (he wouldn't charge me either).  He told me "To change the texture of your hair, is to deny your heritage." I didn't understand him back then. Now, I do. At some point, way back when in Ireland, I had an ancestor with these exact same ringlets.
When I think of that, its helps me to stick it out through the awkward phase that my hair is currently in.

What about you? what's your hair's natural texture? Do you like it, or fight it?


XO,
SheShe

(PS: My top in the picture is actually a Romper, by Lilly Pulitzer. Its in the print "Slat house Soiree". My necklace is the by Brilliant Earth) 

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