learning to really love your curls..

hey all!

my name is lisa and im new to the forum.

for years i have been blow drying and flat ironing my 3a curls bc it wasnt "sexy or cool" to have curly hair.

spending the time on it i would always freak out and not do many styles or even touch it much bc i was afraid of it getting greasy and wasting my time of what i just worked out.

i would literally just wear it boring half up half down. EVERYDAY. thats it. if i wear it all down i feel like i am always touching it and it gets greasy.

starting last week i was like i am so unhappy and its actually get me upset my straight hair even though thats what i would "kill for"!

i went to my local target and bought of bunch of hair products and a diffuser, and although i am not really used to it yet. i am kinda digging how it looks...

it has alot of volume and i am not afraid to wear my hair all down, plus i feel like styles look more sexy! i am not afraid to do different styles as much bc it takes only like 10 -15 minutes to do my hair now...i scrunch diffuse & then retouch any stubborn curls (i have some 2b-c spots)it really is like a freeing experience. i went in the rain today and i didnt duck for cover or wrap a bunch of crap over my head to keep my hair dry from frizzing.

sometimes i look in the mirror and i miss my straight hair. but i keep reminding myself that this is what i was born with and i gotta try my hardest to rock it and eventually will totally fall in love.

so my question is to you guys. how did you learn to love your curls if u used to hate them in the passed.

Last edited by nickysmom13; 01-16-2013 at 07:23 PM.
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Welcome, nickysmom13! I fought my curls for years. It was a daily battle of soup cans in the 70s, hot rollers in the 80s, blow dryers and buns in the 90s and then I discovered the flat iron. I can't tell you how many of those I burned out before I burned out. I just got tired of fighting. In doing some research, I stumbled on this website and never looked back. I went through several phases. At first I was excited, then cautiously optimistic, then frustrated, followed by determined and finally I am wavering between acceptance and thrilled.

Hang in there and don't let the failed experiments get you down. Healthy hair is beautiful hair. Even if my curls aren't always perfectly coiled, my hair always looks healthy. I ain't complaining!

Good luck to you! Keep us posted on your progress!
3B, fine, normal to low porosity
Modified CG since June 2010
HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
thank you so much girls!!

sometimes i feel like i wanna just take out the brushes and go but even when i do that i am unhappy!

why must some of us feel like straight hair is better even if the style sucks!!! so annoying..lol

curl pattern:
shampoo & conditioner at the moment-
macadamia oil by hair chemist.
dt-coconut oil & macadamia oil deep conditioner
products i am loving at the moment:
macadamia oil leave in (hair chemist), miracle 7 leave in mist, ion spray gel, treseme heat protectant mousse & loreal hair texturizer

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