Or, unstyled hair. It’s a bit of a story.
I don’t know if I’ve ever explained why I always curl my hair. My natural hair is wavy and curly. I wish I could say I have a head full of glossy ringlets like Nellie on Little House on the Prairie, but I don’t. It’s a dark halo of frizzy waves. One time, in 2001, my hairstylist at the time gave me the prettiest curly hair to sit atop my head since I was a toddler. She used a diffuser, product, and the dark arts. The last ingredient is the only way to explain why in ten years I haven’t been able to recreate the look. Ten years!
That’s why I curl my hair. I can’t play up my natural hair to its best advantage and I look terrible with straight hair.
I was reminded of this when my curling iron broke last week. I haven’t had the time to replace it and today decided to give my natural waves one more shot*. The front looks okay; I like the waves on either side of my face. The back is a frizzy disaster. I know part of the problem is that I don’t have product in my hair. I also let it air dry because I was running three thousand hours behind schedule today.
Do you have any tips for how to style wavy hair? I’m hoping someone will have a recipe that doesn’t involve an hour of diffusing. My (old) hairstylist said my waves would be pretty if I used gobs of product and diffused it bone dry. I’m not convinced. I still say I need all that and a cauldron of frog legs. Maybe unicorn blood.
p.s. I’ve lost 15 pounds and for the life of me could not see the difference. Then I remembered this picture from March. Yay, progress!