Hello, curly girls (and dudes)
My name is Ana and right now I feel so bad. I had beautiful type 2 curls/waves, but on a sudden attack of insanity I relaxed my hair and chopped it all off. This happened in march (the relaxer) and may (the cut). I usually dont regret anything I do in my life, but this time I must confess I did everything wrong.
I attend the Aveda Institute and I gave up on the "short and straight" hair rule that the fashion world is trying to impose on everybody. But now I feel HORRIBLE. I don't mind the short hair. I love the haircut and I needed a change, but the relaxer ruined my life.
Now I need to blow dry and iron my hair every time I shampoo it, because if I dont, it doesnt sit right. It looks like broom hairs, stick straight, but damaged and everywhere. I can't leave the house if I dont iron it, specially because attending beauty school its required that we look decent every day. When I iron it looks really cute and I receive lots of compliments, but there's no way I can let it airdry.
I already have 2 and a half inches of miraculous new growth and I get the relaxed part trimmed every month. I think by the end of the year it will be all gone and I'll be able to stop ironing it and start showing the world my curls once again. I hope my hair will survive until then.
I'm sorry I'm complaining so much, but this website has brought me back to reality and I always find comfort when I read stories about you girls that are going through the same crap I am right now.
Thank you for reading!
Love and lots and lots of bouncy curls for you all!