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In the holy land you can find women with different types of hair, but the most widespread kind is curly hair.

Most Israeli women are blessed with curls. Due to the abundance of curly haired people--men and women--living in it, Israel has become kind of a “Holy land” for curly hair products now, too. Everything you ever wanted is here--from moisturizers and masks for any type of curl, to hair salons that specialize with curls.
Israel has become kind of a Holy land for curly hair products.

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One of the things that have a dramatic effect on your hair is the weather.

Because we live in a country with weather that is usually hot and humid, many struggle with keeping their curls looking healthy and defined. At transition season, the weather isn't stable which causes our hair to be more drier and more damaged. The fact that a lot of Israelis suffer from very dry hair causing marketers to jump to our assistance and offering us various beauty products for that problem.  It seems that dry damaged hair is the “curse” and the moisturizers are the “savior” to pull us from our misery. Unfortunately not everyone likes their natural curls and because of this, there is a big trend to straighten their hair in the short term and sometimes, long term. Israeli women find it very difficult to control their hair, not even mentioning loving their hair.

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I rarely meet an Israeli woman who likes her natural hair and color. I used to be one of those women.

First of all, because I thought that straight hair looks better than curly and second I hated my red color, I used to get teased a lot as a little girl. When you grow up and the kids around you call you “The Little Red Sheep” you get an idea that naturally red curls are ugly and straight blonde hair is the most beautiful hair. It’s hard to accept your natural beauty when you are constantly been teased for it.

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I have noticed a positive change with how people treat their natural hair here; they are learning to embrace it but this change takes time and maturity

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As I grow up I have realized that I love my natural hair, it’s a blessing and something that makes me special. I have noticed a positive change with how people treat their natural hair here; they are learning to embrace it but this change takes time and maturity. When you get older you learn to accept yourself, work with what you’ve got and become the best version of yourself.

This post was written by Ayana for NaturallyCurly. Follow her on Instagram: @ayanule