Battle Of The Tresses & Exploding Hairdyers:
The one thing that I have learned in the sunshine state is to put down the hairdryer. …Unless it’s that one month where the temperature actually stays in the 60’s or I need to look like I actually tried to be presentable; i.e. My mom is in town, I’m taking my psychotic cat to the already judgmental vet, or I’m hoping Pep Boys will give me a free oil change. Curly hair care products are a Florida girl’s best friend, and for me, here’s why:
Giving up my straightening tools isn’t a bad idea given my history with exploding hairdryers. …OK, anddddd possibly also igniting them and the walls that they are attached to through poor international adaptor usage. Don’t judge this world traveler who just can’t resist a strong American blowdryer. Sally’s pretty much features my mug on a wanted sign out front for murder.
I could also hack up my newly accepted, hot mess wavy locks to my 30’s (it’s all Sex and the City now ladies, right?! NOT!) and throwing in the towel…after I shake down my tresses, of course. It’s me versus the FL humidity, and quite frankly, I have a better chance surviving my 30’s as a married, childless-by-choice-woman than getting my hair to stay straight for more than 30 minutes in the Florida heat.
Is It Just Me?
Are there any other curly/wavy hair girls hiding behind their irons and dryers? Anyone thrown caution to the wind, wanted an hour back of their life, or just decided that puffy is the new Paris Hilton unicorn pool float? The urge to straighten, pull, and hairspray the bejesus out of my head gnaws away at me like a mosquito bite that I just want to incessantly itch. Is there some type of hair rehab for going natural again? I guess I’m helping to save the environment so really it’s quite noble of me.
So What Is A Curly-Haired Girl To Do?
I went to an all women’s college and some of the ladies did not appreciate my early morning hair wrangling after a night of hard hitting the wine and cheese. My passion for curl destruction landed me this book as a gift:
I read it, smiled, and tucked it away–I was an English and history double major. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
As I got older, though, I realized that I wanted to read more, travel more, and heck, workout more. In your 30’s these little gray things start to pop out too…and everything changes. Your teeth get a little less pretty and your hair changes consistency. Wait, or is that just me?! I hope not. Shiver. These days, I go more natural with the occasional hot air attack. I’ve found products that work small miracles, Princess Diana-style (not quite Mother Teresa), that I love.
Curly hair care products that I live by:
#1: A Wazor Hairdryer
This baby works quick miracles and dries my long, thick Rapuzel locks in under 30 minutes:
The best part: I haven’t blown it up yet or popped my circuit breakers!
#2: Leave-in sprays and/or a curl cream
I use these two hair savers almost every day. They make the floor a little slippery–but the potentially sprained ankle is worth the risk, trust me:
#3: Hair Mask
For once the damage is done because I couldn’t resist the urge to straighten:
Girl Talk here: I leave this in while I shave my legs (so 5-minutes; I am Italian), and then rinse. If you use any, let me know what you think.
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