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RedheadCurly2007 12-05-2006 12:28 PM

My curls look fantastic, and I feel proud.
 
This is the first time in my life I have truly embraced my curls, and I feel proud and fantastic. I am Irish-Red Curly and feel I am embracing my heritage and whom I am as a person.

I have followed the "Curly Girl" wisdom, of the book. I no longer use any shampoo and put in water soluable gels everday and my curls look great, and shiny. I feel like a new woman.

This has been a rough year for me emotionally, and not only did I embrace my curls I have lost almost 60 lbs., I am ready to be the real me and it feels great. I just wanted to share.

Red and Curly, in Wisconsin :D

SuZen 12-05-2006 12:47 PM

Hooray for you, Red!

medusahair 12-05-2006 01:45 PM

You go! :D

foreverangel9876 12-05-2006 02:40 PM

thats great good for you :D

LavenderCurls 12-05-2006 02:49 PM

Congratulations on the weight loss AND finding your curly roots :wink: !

PattyInBoston 12-05-2006 03:41 PM

Yea for you! I'm so glad this is working out for you :D
I have been loving my curls sooo much lately. On Sunday I had lots of time before I had to work, so I took my time with my hair; plopped for an hour, added a tad bit more gel, diffused for a bit, then clipped my roots up a bit for more volume, then let it finish air-drying. All in all it took 3 hours start to finish (in between time I was doing dishes, laundry etc) Wow, I think it was my best hair day ever. Too bad I couldn't get a photo. Maybe next time :wink:

You know me as Determined in Boston (JC Boards)

Jaxie 12-05-2006 04:42 PM

Congratulations on both of those! That weight loss thing is so tough! You should be Proud! I'm Irish too, but not a red head ( I was as a baby) now brown with lots of read highlight (when I'm my natural color) ~~jax

hockeymomof3 12-05-2006 05:23 PM

That is wonderful! So happy for you!!

RedheadCurly2007 12-05-2006 06:11 PM

Thanks Everyone
 
I appreciate all your feedback. It just feels good to no longer hide who I am, hide behind food, inactivity, or straight irons. I am who I am and I now love myself. Yippeeee!!

In Boston- Next time have a camera ready. Good for you.

RedheadCurly2007

parcipany 12-05-2006 06:53 PM

That's really nice to hear redheadcurly 2007. Tell me, when did you begin CG?

HalfWavyHalfCurly 12-06-2006 03:29 AM

Congratulations, for embracing your curls and giving CG a go and maybe more so for losing weight when faced with challenges, it's tough enough all by itself so you've good reason to be proud, sounds like you've embarked in a path of growth and doing pretty well. My best wishes for 2007! :)

juvjoy 12-06-2006 05:30 AM

What a wonderful post! That puts a big smile on my face to :) Thank you.

Kim

redcelticcurls 12-06-2006 07:22 AM

Sing it girl! What a great post.

LadyCurlyLocks 12-06-2006 07:46 AM

Congrats, girl! I'm glad you've embraced your true self, and your true curliness! I'm so glad you've found that CG works best on your hair. I'm proud of you!

RedheadCurly2007 12-06-2006 08:15 PM

Thank you all for your well wishes.
 
Parci- I began in the beginning of November.
Kim- I am so glad. :)
Halfway, Redceltic, and Ladycurly- Thanks a million. I just feel great. I love who I am, and how cool is that? I do not let any outside validation tell me whom I should, or should not be. My ancestors did not straighten their hair, why should I?
:lol: :lol:


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