Love it or hate it (which is most days), I have naturally curly/wavy hair.
As fellow curly girls can attest, there are infinite reasons to despise our hair, ranging from sheer unpredictability
to waking up like this
to this nonsense
to this cruel irony.
But it’s something I was born with
so I’m going to embrace it.
#1 Implement the methods in Curly Girl: The Handbook by Lorraine Massey
I bought this book in January 2014 after numerous recommendations from other bloggers. This book immediately angered me.
SO. MANY. RULES.
I cursed the hair gods many, many times while I flipped through the detailed pages. But after my frustration subsided, I actually learned a wealth of information about curly hair.
So, I plan on rereading this, which leads to #2…
#2 Find a routine that works and stick to it
One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to “drastically reduce the amount of heat I use on my hair.” In the spirit of full disclosure, I’ve failed miserably at this.
It’s really difficult to come to terms with abandoning heat tools and completely changing my shower routine and hair products while still working on accepting this head of hair.
#3 Starting small with a No Heat Week
As I mentioned on Instagram (thetwocentchick), I’m trying a No Heat Week (#noheatweek), which means no heat tools for one week. Ideally this will evolve into using little to no heat tools for good!
These are my current goals for the rest of the summer…let’s see if I can stick to them. I plan on updating at the end of August with my week by week progress, similar to what Andrea shared on her blog.