#1: Newbie at 55
I have had very thick curly hair since the age of 13 - hormone activated i guess. For most of my adult life I wore my hair very short (I am now approaching 55). With menopause and loss of hormones it seemed to be getting straighter so 9 months ago I decided to let it grow long. Now 9 months into it I think it is just straighter at the roots but as it grows its is still curly about 2 inches from the scalp. I go to the stylist very 4 weeks for coloring and she is helping me through this transition by letting my hair create long layers. I only get it cut every other visit so that it can grow gut to keep it in shape. I've recently decided to see what happens if I let it keep growing into a long spirally curl, if it cooperates. I went to the stores and shopped online and now have in my possession the necessary products to give this a go. Wondering if there are any other mid 50 women out there who went long after many years of short cropped hair. Raising kids didn't allow much time for dealing with thick frizzy curly hair so short, curly on top was easiest. I have 3 daughters with long curly hair but they straighten it most of the time or just put it up as they are now dealing with babies and don't have the time to deal with frizz. 10 years ago i had it long for a while but it was so unruly i ended up putting it up all the time and that heavy hair gave me headaches when always tied up. I recently came across a youtube video of how to handle long curly hair and it sparked my interest. Will I like this natural long curly style or is it not very appealing on a mid 50 woman - and will it work for me with such a thick mane?