When I was thirteen, all I wanted was to have pin-straight hair. I daydreamed about ironing my natural curls until they were limp and flat and employed several techniques to minimize the "frizziness" of my head. Although I never mustered the energy to straighten my hair on a regular basis (and thank god for that), I did have a very charming habit of cramming it back into a ponytail as soon as I got out of the shower so it would dry flat to my head.
Looking back on that time, I wish that someone had prevented teenage me from being in charge of my own haircare! What was I thinking? Curls are awesome, and yet I wasted all that energy loathing mine. I thought straight hair was more sophisticated and polished than the wild, curly locks I was born with. As I've gotten older, I've come to understand that my desire for stick-straight strands was a classic case of "the grass is always greener." I simply wanted what I didn't have. Luckily, I've matured since then. I now appreciate my bouncy hair for what it is — absolutely fabulous!
There are so many benefits to being a curly girl. I'm not going to claim we have more fun than our straight-haired counterparts, but, well... you do the math.
1. You'll never have to go through this:
Rollers? Psssshhh. You woke up like this.
2. When you turn around, it's an event
Are you talking to meeee?
3. Same with jumping up and down
Just look at that hair bounce!
4. Rain? You got this!
Curly ladies aren't afraid of a little rain storm. Our hair is already big! Just add a hat and you'll be as good as when you first left the house.
5. Every windy day is like your own personal fashion shoot
No strand is out of place when every strand is out of place, if you know what I mean.
6. Your bed-head game is always on point
You definitely don't have try to look artfully rumpled.
7. There's no such thing as a boring hair day
Even when you're frizzier than a blow-dried poodle, no one would dare call your 'do "dull."
8. People constantly think you put lots of effort into your hair
But in reality your morning routine more or less involves flicking a few stray curls away from your face and maybe a spritz of "curl enhancing spray."
9. Your hair is a source of constant amusement
10. The "Old Hollywood" look is easy
"Look, Ma — no rollers!"
11. Curls make you seem wild... even if you're not
Can't be tamed! Just kidding, I can easily tamed but you'd never guess because my hair is FIERCE.