First, let’s all take a moment to soak in that snowy wonderland I’m surrounded by. During a typical winter, this wouldn’t be enough to celebrate. But this certainly isn’t a typical winter. And I’m shouting my thanks from the roof top.
Dress // Leggings (similar) // Vest (similar) // Earrings (identical) // Scarf (similar) // Booties // Bracelets (similar) // Necklace Dress // Leggings (similar) // Vest (similar) // Earrings (identical) // Scarf (similar) // Booties // Bracelets (similar) // Necklace
[[Y’all, this dress is so versatile. I wore it in the heat of the summer on an adventure with my husband, and it works just as well in the middle of winter! It was such a great investment for that reason alone. Leather leggings and black booties give it just a hint of spunk and make this an outfit I could wear to work, on a date, or just out and about!]]
So, I just got my hair cut, and you probably can’t even tell. Thats pretty much exactly how I wanted it – just enough gone to make my hair healthy without sacrificing the length. And while it feels softer and smoother, it’s going to take some work to make it manageable again. Why? Because it’s curly hair, and if there’s any absolute truth to curly hair, it’s that it has a mind of it’s own.
Truths Every Curly-Haired Girl Knows
One. For every one perfect curl, there are about 3 frizzed, bent, or straightened strands. To get a head full of perfect curls is a once in a blue moon occasion. Frizz is a fact of life for curly hair. Like Harry Potter and Voldemort, one cannot exist without the other.
Two. We might not own a brush. The thought of brushing or combing curly hair makes us cringe inwardly, picturing the end result. Brushing them while dry produces a 70’s worthy ‘fro and brushing them while wet creates a whole lot of extra frizz that no girl wants. It also takes a few washes to get it back to your regular compact curl strands after a brush-out. It’s an all-around bad idea.
Three. Strangers grab our hair on a regular basis. Now, that isn’t exactly a bad thing. It’s definitely a compliment, and we get used to it over time. It just creates a few awkward situations when you’re being petted like a poodle in the middle of the grocery store line.
Four. We take delight in not having to wash our hair daily. Grease is a little easier to hide in this mess of hair. Typically, we feel like our hair needs washing before others can even notice it. That isn’t to say that it doesn’t need it as often – things can easily get hidden inside of it.
Five. Rain is our enemy. Scratch that. Water is the enemy. I truly do believe that I give rain a good, solid glare every time I have to walk under it without an umbrella or jacket for protection. It’s like the little droplets are secretly planning a way to annihilate any hair style I have. Don’t get me started on humidity, too.
Six. We could make a wig off of what we lose in the shower, but we still have enough for 5 more on our heads. Curly hair, by nature, is thick. There is just so. much. of. it. Which makes already big hair even bigger. Maybe curly hair originated in Texas.
Seven. We give a new definition to the term “hard-headed.” On the rare occasion we do brush it out or try to eliminate tangles, we discover just how well we can tolerate pain. Tangles and curls are soul mates.
Eight. Our hair is attracted to any hook typed shape within range. Going in to give a hug to your best girl? Expect to be attached when you pull away. Walking by a wreath on the door? Whoops! Didn’t mean to bring that with me. Anything and everything that can grab hold, will.
Nine. We all identify with the king of the jungle, as we both share a mane. Each and every one of us has heard our hair being compared to that of a lion’s. Which isn’t a bad thing… but it’s not exactly what every girl dreams of hearing. We also don’t dream of hearing that we look much better with it straightened. Why? Truth ten.
Ten. Most people assume we can’t stand it, but secretly, we all love it. Our hair is one-of-a-kind. Like snowflakes, no two curls are the same. It sets us apart. We are known for it, and it becomes part of our identity. As it should be.
*Thanks to my sister, Melissa, and my dear friend, Marjorie, for helping supply the truths we have learned for this post. Here’s to being “the girls with the hair!”
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