Thursday, September 1, 2011

30 Days to love my natural hair

So I hate curly/wavy hair.  Yeah I said it.  Yeah I know I have wavy hair.  Yeah I know my biracial child has curl beyond curl.  Yes, that is the reason I'm going natural.

I don't know why but I have always wanted straight hair.  To me wavy and curl is not professional and doesn't belong in the office.  That is a Martha issue.  I don't want it to ever be an Audrey issue.  So I'm going natural.  I'm going to love my hair.  I'm going to put up the flat iron and get over myself. 

So today was day 1, I put mousse in my hair and scrunched.  Actually came out pretty good, I was nervous about wearing it to work.  I wanted to flat iron it so badly!  I took a deep breath and out I went.  The boss actually liked it.  I did put a hair barrette in but by the end of the day I was almost digging it.

So what is the point?  Honestly, I hope to learn to love me as I am, waves and all.  I really don't ever want Audrey to look in the mirror and hate her reflection.  How can I expect that from her if I don't feel that way?  Why my hair is an issue to me I really don't know but I'm locking away flat iron and maybe even the blow dryer.  I am already discovering that I need a haircut.  I think I'll get more bounce with a little less length and a few more layers.  I'm thinking I might need different hair products too.  I'm going to do it.  I'm going to go natural and love it, right?


  1. You're right, you will get more bounce with it cut and layered.

    I used to think the same way: Straight is great. I would always blow out my hair for interviews and stopped once people started commenting on how pretty my curls were.

    Took a few years in college before I abandoned the negativity associated with not having "good hair" or "pelo liso". I have awesome hair. And I have never been happier with my looks.

    Redken makes great hair products. A little goes a long way. Pricey but you may find some of them on eBay for cheap.

  2. I keep hearing that from other Latinas! Why do we believe straight is best? Why doesn't the love interest in a telenovela have glasses and frizzy hair? Why does the heroine never look like a normal Latina?