Saturday, September 12, 2009

Rain Rain Go Away

Ever have the rainy day blues? Where your hair won't do anything right to save your life? (Those days when you wish that everyone could pull off a bald headed look.) My day yesterday started out much like that. I washed my hair at the gym and to my dismay I found that I had forgot to pack my gel. Not having any time to run home I improvised by putting extra conditioner in my hair and hoped it would help stave off the frizzies. Let's just say, it didn't work so well. All the extra moisture from the rain was drawn to my hair like a horse to a carrot. The resulting effect was not so appealing, if this has happened to you then you completely understand. Luckily, I only had one pressing errand to run. As soon as I was done, I high tailed it back over to my house and remedied the situation. I attacked my semi-dry hair with a spray bottle and scrunched in some of my fabulous gel and; voila, my hair was 100 x's better. Turned out not to be such a horrid day after all. 

Friday, September 11, 2009


If you did your homework, and you are observant, you probably noticed that some of my do’s and don’ts are different than or just plain contradict the rules found in Curly Girl: The Handbook By: Lorraine Massey ( hereafter known as CG). “Why then”, you ask,” did I need to read CG if she was just going to do her own thing anyway?” That is a wonderful question. My answer is matter-o-factly that I need us to have a similar plane of knowledge on which to begin building your understanding of curly hair. There is plenty to learn and I have a good deal to share with you, but let’s face it, there is only so much I can write at once. In order to get to the meat first, we need to have a common language and share a common understanding. CG is where enlightenment began for many curly heads, particularly myself. While I don’t agree with all that Lorraine Massey has to say in CG, it opened my eyes to a whole new way of thinking. That is priceless. Until you can open your mind and transform, it won’t matter what I or anyone else teaches you about curly hair. 
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