I have curly hair. You wouldn’t know it really by the never-to-go-away picture I use on all of my pages. You know, that one over there in my profile that my 8 year old took. Yep, that is not my natural hair.
But, as you also know, my hair gives me a run for my money and it can be a real booger. There are days when I dry it I look at it and think, Hmm, God. Reeealll funny.
When I was younger I tried straightening all of it and that turned out to be a disaster. It took me a long time to really learn to appreciate my hair.
Then, for years I decided I would look better as a blond, and well, that just isn’t nice to do to naturally curly hair. Not nice. At all.
So, I’m back to being a brunette and have been for awhile since my dear, sweet hair dresser basically said I had to do it. And, there is no getting around the curls.
Now, last night I met one of my long time BFF’s, Tonya, for dinner. She too has naturally curly hair, as does my BFF Kim. There are many a day where one of us will call in that critical hair drying time when you only have about 3.3 minutes to talk before good hair drying time passess. There are other phone calls on days when a cloud has literally fallen asleep on the ground and our hair can do nothing but curl up in a fetal position!
Anyway, Tonya, the BFF I had dinner with last night says, “Notice anything different about my hair?”
“Uhhh,” I so eloquently reply.
“You don’t see anything different about my curls? Do they look curlier? Better?
“Um, why, yes, yes they do.” I didn’t see anything. “Why, are you doing something different?”
“Yes,” she said. “I stopped washing it.”
“You what? Come on, doesn’t it have that stinky hair smell?” I asked.
“Nope, you can smell it if you want.”
I didn’t take her up on it.
She proceeded to tell me about a book called Curly Girl and the process to manage curly hair and how to have great curls. Well, the first thing to do is to STOP WASHING IT!!
I’m so not kidding.
You don’t wash it. ‘Cept once a week you put like baking soda in it or something.
But, you do put conditioner in it everyday and you’re not supposed to use a regular ol’ towel because it will frizz your hair. So, for that, I gotta drag out one of Pastor JT’s t-shirts. Or maybe I should order a Sham-wow.
I got home and Googled it. Sure enough, there it is. Here, go check it out on wikiHow.
I so need to get another video camera because this, my friends, will be video worthy indeed.
I’m SO trying it.
Seriously. I am. You watch me. I’m going to go without washing my hair.
At least I can cut that out of the budget. Economic problems….bah! I’ll save money by NOT washing my hair! BWA-HAHAHAHAH!