Growing up in a predominately white area as I child I immediately hated my hair. All the other girls had long flowing hair and I was stuck with what I now lovingly refer to as my "Michael Jackson - the early years" hair. My mother, who also sported those wonderful straight flowing locks, knew absolutely nothing about how to manage my hair so often it was just cut short like a boy. To further fuel my hatred for my hair, my brother and sister came along with this wonderful soft wavy hair that everyone adored and complimented them on. I felt like the black sheep. I was teased mercifully because of my hair in school. Kids were always wanting to pet my head. Even as an adult I have people wanting to touch my hair. A favorite little tease was "little Mo with the big Fro". I mean really, kids can just be so mean. Well I survived it. Freshman year while on a family trip to Louisiana some relatives talked my Dad into finally letting me get my hair relaxed. This process went on for many years. While I seldom wore it straight the relaxer did help me tame the mane. As I have gotten older I have certainly embraced the curls. I want to show my children that curls are not all that bad. My #2 had the most beautiful curls up until he was 5 1/2 and then just like that he didn't. Poor guy got my "Michael Jackson - the early years" texture with his Dad's straightness. Talk about an odd combo. And well, my #1 he is all his Dad. Don't think he is changing but my #3, well, she is changing by the second. Not that long ago I thought she was going to lose the curls with her hair cut and now today I can't even find her face sometimes among the curls. I think having worked as a cosmetologist for 13 years helped me to see the many sides of hair and that the grass is not always greener on the straight side of hair.
When my aunt recently saw something on the Today Show about tweeting a picture of your curls for a chance to show off your curls and possibly be chosen to show up on their website, I obliged. I asked the hubby to do it since I don't do so well with Twitter. Of course I had no hope or even thought that it would go any further than being on Twitter under the hashtag curlpower. Well the next day through the grapevine I heard that I was spotted on the Today Show. Like really? No way! So of course I didn't watch the program (thank goodness for all the streaming options) I found the segment and there we were. Chosen! I can't wait for the first time my daughter tells me she hates her hair. I am going to whip out the video and tell her to embrace those curls baby!
People always ask me what do I use to on my hair. Here is the rundown.
Redken Complete Control Shampoo/Conditioner
Redken Ringlet ( I literally have tried and I can't live without this product)
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Firm Hold Gel
Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine Hair Spray
(In that order)
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You all know I believe in signs. I wondered if this was a sign for me to not get my hair done. I had been waiting MONTHS and finally it was the day. I did have it done and although I can finally feel the water on my scalp I already miss my big head of curls. Thankfully they always grown back!
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