Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Blessing and a Curse...

First off, let me clear this up... I DO NOT HAVE EXTENSIONS!!! I have always had a love/hate relationship with my hair, because it's SO thick and naturally curly; well, naturally wavy since it's so long now. It's both a blessing and a curse, at the same time. Most people would "kill for my hair," I've been told, but, like they say... "the grass isn't always greener!" I would kill to be able to take a shower, dry my hair and it be naturally straight/fixed in 20 minutes max!!! If I had a $1 for every time I have said that exact statement throughout my life, I would be rich!

Curse-
-Very round face, so I couldn't ever cut my hair in a cute bob or shoulder length cut.
-Have to tease my crown and have hair outline my face, so it looks somewhat oval-shaped.
-The only hat I look normal in is the current Fedora I own, all the others just look weird with my face-shape.
-I go through shampoo SO quick; yeah, really, only a quarter size and lather...  try golf ball size or more.
-Just drying my hair takes up to 20 minutes, sometimes longer.
-Takes 45 minutes (if I'm hurrying) to an hour to just straighten it and/or curl it.
-I only fix my hair once/week, and that's for church or if I'm going out.
-I literally wear it in a pony tail daily to work. My co-workers would be shocked, if I ever wore my hair down, with it straight or curled. Ha!

Blessing-
-I don't have to wash my hair daily; it won't get oily for about 5 days, literally, so I'm good to go without washing my hair for about a week. It's greatness!!!
-I get alot of compliments.
-It teases easily, without a comb, because it's very coarse.

The cons still out-weight the pros, but at least God blessed with me with hair at all! :)

I might as well take advantage of my massive amounts of hair, and since I live in Texas...
the BIGGER the better!!! :)

This is what my hair looks like after I blow dry it; it's very frizzy. If I let it dry naturally, then it would be curly, but I comb it out as I dry it, so it will dry faster...

Spiral curls: I curl it with a curling iron; I don't clamp the curling iron on my hair, I hold it open, then I take a 1 1/2 inch barrel curling iron and wrap around 1-2 inches of hair for 10 seconds.

3 sections

You can unscrew the clamp off, but I haven't done that, yet.

45 minutes to an hour later... allll done! :)


Straight: I fully dry my hair, put my hair into 3 sections, then I set it to 340 degrees and straighten away... takes about 30-45 min to do this... I use the BabyLiss pro (the thick one.)


At the end, I take a 3 inch barrel curling iron and set it to a low temp (15) and curl the ends, because if I don't, they'll look stringy, like hay.


DONE!


High pony: I take about 3 or 4 sections starting at my crown, flip the hair over in front of my face, tease each section, then flip the hair back over, fix it/smooth it out, put it in a pony tail, smooth it again, then hairspray it. I usually put a stretchy head band over the front, too.





Fedora day: When I'm feeling lazy, which is all the time, I put my hair to the side in a rubberband and head out...

Britney Spears concert

 Out and about


Half up/half down: I tease the top just like I do with the high pony, but I clip or bobby pin half of it up.... Sometimes I'll leave the bottom half straight and sometimes I'll curl it; just depends on the outfit I'm wearing, usually...

Wedding day- 2008
 (And, yes, I did my own hair and makeup for my wedding; I don't trust anyone else...)

New Years Eve 2008

 A wedding in 2010 (I was preggers here.)

 My baby shower

This is the cheap hairspray I use; it works WONDERS; it literally freezes my hair in place. I've tried so many sprays, but this is my favorite!!! 



11 comments:

  1. This is a great post! And I LOVE that hairspray. :)

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  2. You do have AH-MAZ-ING hair!! But agree ... drying thick/curly hair is a BEAST!!!

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  3. I think we always want what we don't have! I have thin, stubbornly straight hair and would love to have thick enough hair to do some of these hairstyles :)

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  4. I love your hair. Mine is stick straight and won't hold a curl!! I will however try the 3 sections to curl my hair...and will be trying the freeze spray!

    Great post and love your blog!

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  5. you have SUCH pretty hair!

    -Alynne
    http://allaboutalynne.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for the info...I know a few young ladies with hair like yours that are at the age where they are learning how to style their hair now...and I will be passing along these tips. :)

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  7. I am so jealous of your thick hair! Mine is so fine and I do everything I can to make it fuller!

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