Hello curlies and Wavies !!
If you have been reading a lot about curly girl method and are really not sure if you should go for it or not. Orrr……Just in case you needed a boost or encouragement to make you try or keep sticking to this new found method to take care of your super frizzy, dry, untamed curly or wavy hair, then here you go…. hope this comparison pic of my hair gives you a positive vibe to get down there and try this special method for our curly or wavy hair and make our hair look super gorgeous. If you ever thought that following a silicone-free and sulfate-free hair care regimen in India (especially for curly/wavy hair) is impossible then it is time you open up your eyes (or my blog!!) and learn that it is not so anymore. Also, I am here to help you out.
Q. Did I start out with super gorgeous curls right away?
A. No….I started with heat damaged hair…
Q. Is it easy to follow and adapt to this method?
A. Yes and No.
Yes, if you are determined and patient for those initial few weeks.
Yes, if your hair is not heat or chemically damaged. (you so lucky!!<3)
No, if you are too impatient or intolerant to others’ comments or perspectives
Q. Does that mean that heat/chemically damaged or treated hair people should call it quits?
A. Noway!! You just need more time and extra patience to see the results. But it is totally worth it
Q. What makes life easier in going Curly/Wavy?
A. Being comfortable in your own skin, well, hair in this case 😉
and feeling beautiful, confident and awesome for what you really are.
Q. What is not-so-easy about following this method?
A. Getting over the hair routine we have been following for ages..
and coming to terms with this method and accepting that it is best for our curls & waves
Q. Have my curls reached their full potent?
A. Not yet. But my hair are already healthier than before.
I love my current hair more than I ever liked my flat ironed or blow dried hair!!
Q. My suggestion to co-curlies or wavies who are still in dilemma?
A. Do try and embrace your natural hair and I bet you will thank yourself thousand times a day for this decision
Don’t know where to start? Check the Index post pinned as the very first post on the blog. Here>>> :):):):):):):):):)
Now about the pic, the left pic is of my long and heat damaged curls when I had started following the curly girl method. This is not a before starting CG and After, it is basically comparison of how my hair has gotten better over a period of time. I had long and heat damaged hair. The middle part of my hair was the most damaged and had become a looser curl pattern. I did keep the length for few months coz heat damaged or not, letting go of the length is probably one of the most difficult decisions to make.
Then again after a lot of thinking, I concluded that my hair surely needed to get a haircut. I desperately wanted to get rid of the damaged lengths (atleast a quarter of it!) and also to prevent the length from weighing down on the hair volume and curl pattern. The damaged rolled over ends needed to be shunned! the flatter mid length curl patterns had to be cut short.
When it was healthy hair versus long hair, the choice was easy to make…..I could not find a curly hair expert so went with a usual stylist named Job @ Essentuals, Taramani Road, Chennai. We discussed what I really wanted, how I wear my hair and what kind of cut was he going to give and zillion such things. Job finally gave me layers starting a little below the shoulder till the end. I asked him to cut about an inch and half of the damaged ends right way. The final look was pretty much fine. I have my own likes and dislikes for it…well that will make another post.. 🙂
The pic on the right is how my hair looks currently. This pic was clicked last Friday! 🙂
I will do another post on tips for hair cut in another post….Now that I got this much awaited hair cut, I know what was wrong and what was right and what needs to be considered before going for a cut.
Another photo to boost your intention of styling your hair in its naturally curly/wavy way, here is another pic:
SO, after seeing the above pic, what do you guys think?? Is it worth following this method for my Indian curly hair? [Well, more of wavy hair !! ;)] Would you want to try it out?? Are you already trying this?? Do lemme know in comments below… If you can, please share your pics or feedback in the Forum here.