I have been loving Meghan Trailor's new song All About That Bass. It has a really good message in a really fun way. This song resonates with me not on size, but with hair. That's right, I'm talking curls. I am not sure if you have noticed the crazy amount of craziness that sprouts from my scalp in the form of curls.Every twist, every spiral; my hair has always been my identifier.
Growing up, the only hair solutions I sought out were to take away the curl and flatten it all out. For a while, that's really all I wanted. The last time I straightened my hair was in August 2011 and it didn't curl the same for months after than. It was then that I decided I needed to take better care of my curls or they would fall out! Curls are my gift, and I had better learn to treat them right.
I am not here to sell you on a product, a method, or some hair movement. What I am trying to do is tell you that curls are beautiful, straight hair is beautiful, blonde, brown, purple hair is beautiful. I have a proposition: Why don't we all stop putting terrible chemicals so close to our brain to get rid of curls, make curls, change colors, or do whatever to our hair, and find some nice wholesome products that will make our hair beautiful by restoring it to it's natural, healthy state. I want you to look at my hair in a 3 year time span (above) , the first 3 years of not treating my hair like crap. My hair now (the far right) is the healthiest I remember my hair ever being. It Curls, it bounces, it springs, it shines, it does it all..well, almost.
My point is this: stop burning, frying, and melting your hair. Just let it be.
Every inch of you - including your hair - is perfect.