A frizzy yet fun day last weekend in Western MA. This is on the French King's bridge in Gill, MA. That is the Connecticut River behind me. 

Happy Monday to you.
How are you?
It was exactly two months ago today that I blew my hair out for the last time.
I'm really starting to live in my curly hair. There have been some bumps along the way, not too many though. Here are a few things that I've discovered along the way.

  • Curly haired ladies truly are a sisterhood
Holy heck, I had no idea. I could not get over how I was celebrated by other curly haired ladies when I went back to my natural hair! They didn't judge me for straightening it for the last 21 years. They welcomed me with open arms and gave me so much advice and support.

  • Lorainne Massey wrote the book on curly hair
Literally she did. The Book "Curly girl" is the actual play book as to how to cut, style and care for your curly hair.
See it Here
She has entire groups and pages dedicated to following the process.

  • Curls don't just come right back
Blow drying and flat ironing damages your hair, BADLY. Damaged curls will not be anywhere near as curly once they are damaged. I know that I'm not the only one with this problem. 
Nicole Kidman did it too!!  Read that Here .
As Lorainne Massey said in "Curly Girl"  ... "You have to earn the right to have your curls back." You have to go through the awkward phase to get your springy, bouncy curls back.

  • The best product I've found costs under $4.00
On many of the curly message boards people RAVE about LA Looks blue hair gel.
Stupid me, I turned my nose up at it for SO LONG. I know, I'm a product snob. Always have been. I'm rouge at Sephora and diamond at Ulta. I love me high end hair and beauty products. 
However, this stuff beats the $50 gel I had bought previously.  Read about it :Here

  • Its liberating not needing flat irons, round brushes, etc
I was watching a blow out tutorial on YouTube the other day. All I could think of was how happy I am to have that circus in the past.

So, that's it. Those are my thoughts at the two month check in. What about you?  How much do you alter your hair's natural texture?


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