I work with a girl who showed up one day after a year of employment with wavy hair. I asked her if it was natural and she was like "yes and i HATE it but I'm so tired of straightening it every day! But yours is beautiful!" At which point I was thinking "ha you should've seen it 10 months ago
So I wrote her a huge list of tips and tricks, brought her some samples of my hair stuff, none of which she ever tried, and I tried so hard not to bug her about it. It is her hair, after all
Then she gave up on the curlies, couldn't stand the stringyness and crunch and frizz anymore, and went back to straightening. I made one more "sales pitch" about technique and low poos and minimal to no silicones, and scrunching in product in wet hair and ditching terry cloth towels and SOTC'ing and even flipped my head over to show her what I do, and she finally tried plopping and diffusing upside down last weekend.
Monday she was like OMG I LOVE MY CURLS THANK YOU!!!!!
Wouldn't you know? Her hair is curlier than mine, and it's beautiful, and I audibly gasped - root curl and spirals everywhere and I had no idea all that was hiding in her hair and neither did she. Now... if I can just get her to cut out the sulfates and silicones, and do a PT, and come to the dark side....
We all know what it's like to despise our curls, I've got my fingers crossed she learns to love hers
I have a problem.
I'm hair obsessed