Today’s thought is: Be realistic and remain happy!!!! Be realistic about your natural curly hair. Set your expectations and feel lucky and happy. Here are some real facts about curly hair that I want to share with you from my experience.
1. Frizz is part of curly hair. You cannot completely keep it at bay. On the first day, you can still manage to get almost perfect curls. But the non-wash days, your hair will definitely be frizzier. Frizzy hair does not look bad at all as long as it has some curly and wavy definition. Frizz just complements curls. There is no such thing called frizz-free hair.
2. Only you yourself see the frizz in your hair. To others, it just looks great. I am saying this from my experience. I met a lady with curly hair a few days back. To me, her hair was looking fantastic but she was still a bit concerned about her frizzy hair. And the same thing happens to me as well. Even I feel that I have frizzy hair on the top because of short new hair sticking out (which I am never concerned about 🙂 ) But when I meet other people they tell me it is just perfect. So, what I mean to say here is, it is just you who are more concerned about the frizz.
3. Never ever compare your curls with curly hair models. You can’t even tell what hair texture they have. Do not drool over their perfect looking waves which can only be achieved using dryer or curling rods or other methods that their stylist use on straight hair. They are just not natural hair styles. Luckily, now we still see some celebrities flaunting their natural textures.
4. Curly hair is naturally dry so it will always be dry. First day, you feel your hair is more moisturized than second day because you freshly conditioned and it is well moisturized. As the day passes or on non-wash days, if you have high porosity hair then it start to lose water and starts looking dry. So, you need to keep providing the moisture it needs. Keep it moisturized by regular oiling, conditioning, using deep conditioning treatment masks and by maintaining the protein and moisture balance. Only shampoo and conditioner are not enough for maintaining curly hair.
5. Do not compare your hair with fellow Curlies. Everyone’s hair is different. The environment (e.g humidity) you live in is different. The effort one person can put in their hair is different. The curl patterns are different. Hair texture is different. Your age factor, life style are different. How curls look in picture depends on many factor like picture lighting, hair is fine or coarse etc. Many times frizz is not very visible in pictures. Everyone has their share of frizz and bad hair days.
6. There is not one fit for all routine or products. Keep experimenting with routines and products. If one product is working for one person does not mean that it will definitely work for you. Try to figure out how many products you really need, don’t fall for things people try to sell you. Do your own research.
Most important thing is, don’t let the hair take over the part of who you really are. Just feel confident in your hair because you are just perfect!!!
Keep Curling and Keep experimenting!!!