The only thing that ever seems to change about me is the way I style my hair. Summer is not the kindest season to my mane. It seems to pull a Pinocchio and simply grow bigger and bigger at the first sign of humidity.
I absolutely love straightening my hair, but it simply becomes impossible to do so when the weather is above 75 degrees. I’d be risking a mess by doing so, allowing my hair to slowly revert back to its curls when moisture is in the air. I’m stuck embracing my curly hair for the hot summer months. It might sound like I’m overly complaining, but I just feel less like myself with curly hair.
For one, I was born with curly hair – I share the same luscious locks with my mother, and we look pretty similar to twins when we both have our hair curly. I love my mother dearly but I already look so much like her that I feel like I have my own identity when my hair is straight.
It is also much easier to get up and be ready for the day with straight hair. I really enjoy showering at night, but when I wake up after leaving my hair to curl, I usually have a serious case of bedhead. While I often have to run a straightener over my tamed tresses in the morning, it’s much easier to look professional when I don’t look like I rolled in a carpet for a few hours.
It’s really a win-lose situation. In theory it takes much less time for me to put some mousse in my hair and be done with it than blow dry and straighten it. Oh, and seriously damaging it in the process. My split ends are a force to be reckoned with even when I get regular hair cuts. Despite this, I love the feeling of silky smooth hair and can’t seem to live without it.
I completely believe in the adage “you want what you don’t have.” I assume I only want straight hair so badly because I don’t naturally have it.
Here’s to spending the next two months pining over straight hair while I become increasingly bored with my curls. Yet by the middle of September, I’ll be annoyed and tired of my blow dryer. If only my hair would satisfy me, this battle would be much less intense.
Lovelies, do you prefer your hair straight or curly? Do you wish your hair naturally styled a different way?