As the saying goes...we always seem to want what we don't have. Us with
I do like my wave/curls. I wear it like this throughout the summer - I simply can't bring myself to bust out the hair dryer and hot irons in the middle of the desert heat. But these half wave-half curls are hard to tame. They can frizz up on command and also go flat if I pull my hair back at all during the day. I can usually get a couple days of wear when it's straight but that's definitely not the case when I wear it like this.
I have a pretty good hair straightening routine down that only takes me about 15-20 min (5-7 min to blown it all dry but not totally straight, and another 10 min to "straighten" it by sections with a large barrel curling iron).
Today I had 30 min after I got out of the shower before we had to be out the door. Mia and Sully were at school, so I just had Jack with me. He was content with his snack, so I probably could have straightened it (which I prefer - it's just behaves better that way :)). But in the spirit of "Working With What You Have", I decided to just work with these curls, instead of working to create a look that I don't naturally have, and spent those minutes reading with my little man before we had to go.
I still prefer it smooth but need to embrace the curl more often. Especially on those days that it cramps our family time or routine to get it un-curly.
The other reason is her:
I know this is a bit of a departure from the usual house project or closet/wardrobe focus, but hey...I suppose there are a lot of ways we can work with what we have!
Anyone else fighting a battle with their born-with locks?