Tara shows you how you can experiment with hot tools while still loving your natural hair.
“You’ll never have problems with your hair,” these were the words my great-grandmother would tell me in her broken English for so many of my younger years. And every time she’d say them, I’d roll my eyes and not believe a word — until I finally embraced my curls.
When I understood just how “great” they were, I finally understood what my great-grandmother had been telling me. I thanked her too, hoping she could hear me, since by that time she had passed on.
Once I embraced my curls, I also seemed to do a bit more experimenting — with the amount of products out there it almost seemed a shame not to at least test them out a bit! I have thick curls (3a/b type), but I keep them shorter, about chin length.
I loved the effects and finished looks people got from hot rollers and curling irons — but why would I buy those? I have curls! Well, I did, and I do and it was fun to play with some tools and find out just what they could do to curls.