February 17, 2018: Both Sides

After spending a week managing my naturally wavy hair, I learned some valuable things about myself:

  • Viewing waves in my hair throughout the day was not as uncomfortable as I thought it would be!
  • Managing my wavy hair caused me to directly confront my perception of beauty.
  • My fiancé and friends have been truly supportive during this week.
  • I can alternate between two looks for my hair to have, week to week. So refreshing for me to say that!
  • When humidity takes over my hair in the summer, I now have the tools to handle it. 🙂

 

This week I’m wearing my hair straight. This didn’t come without some debate, since I really loved the waves I saw in the mirror before doing my ‘straight hair’ routine. It took me many years to truly love my natural hair, as much as I love wearing it straight. So I am returning to my waves in a few days. Probably sooner that that, since when my hair begins to take on waves in a couple days (as it always does when it’s straight), I’ll welcome it. Being yourself is a wonderful thing.

February 11, 2018: My Wavy Hair

Today I’m beginning my journey to embrace my naturally wavy hair. Of course, it’s a rainy, foggy day in central NJ now, so it’s going to be fun to see how well it stays manageable! I guess it’s the best time to do it though. If I can keep my hair looking all right after today, I’ll be all right in the days afterward!

I’ve been wanting to go back to maintaining my wavy hair for quite some time, but I couldn’t find the products needed to make it happen. That changed on Friday, when I finally located the product I’ve been searching for. So I’ll see how the products hold up for the next couple days.

The image above is my hair from this morning. I’m trying out John Frieda’s Dream Curls foam and Secret Weapon cream.