We women are obsessed with our hair. Whether its the hair on top of our heads or in other parts of our body. We are either curling it straightening it, plucking or shaving it or ripping it out with wax. I however just want to write about the hair on the top of our heads. I was born with curly hair. I would look at my friends who had straight hair and I would wish so badly that somehow my curly locks would straighten themselves out. I wanted wash and go hair. When you have curly hair the following is your enemy...
going into a bathroom after someone has taken a hot shower
humid summer days
Florida in August
When I was 13 I begged my mom to take me to get my hair chemically straightened
"It might burn your scalp, Joanne" she warned, But I didn't care I wanted to know what it felt like. We went to the hair salon and the stylist wondered "Aww you have such pretty curls, are you sure?"
I nodded yes and so began the treatment. I came home with bone straight hair and I was thrilled....until the next time I shampooed and it became a mess of partially straight and curly locks that looked messy and damaged. Not to mention that my scalp had gotten indeed burned from the chemicals and I couldn't brush my hair because it was so painful. Some of it even fell out! Never again!
My friend at the time had stick straight hair and yearned for my type of curls. Her mother gave her a home perm (she was a hair dresser at the time) she walked to school and all she needed was a dog named Sandy 'cause the girl looked like little orphan Annie. All day long people kept trying hard not to sing The song "Tomorrow". Grass is always greener right? Now-a-days I have the best of both worlds; (thanks to straightening irons and mousse) I wear my hair both ways. I am still a slave to the weather conditions and consistently need to put products in my hair, but if this little nusiance is the worst of my peeves I'm happy. One day my daughter who has beautiful straight hair with a tiny bit of wave decided to use curlers and went to bed with them in. She awoke with a huge mass of untamed frizzy curls..........Oh the sun will come out tomorrow lalalalalalalala--- The grass is indeed greener -curlier-straighter on the other side.