I feel the need for a total Happy Place kind of discussion, and “hair” is the best I can come up with at the moment. I mean, we all have it, right? And it’s fun to talk about, brag about, complain about, give and receive advice, and so on.
Curly Hair! I have as far opposite as you can go, my hair refuses to hold a curl, and this was the biggest tragedy of my childhood. My Mom took me to a wonderful hair dresser to get my hair cut when I was little and, as a reward for sitting still, she would “do” my hair however I wanted once she was done cutting it. I always picked curls. Or, as I pronounced it then, “cuwls”.
She would use a curling iron and turn my whole head into a Little Orphan Annie look, and then spray hairspray all over it so they would stay as long as possible. And I would spend days crying “but my CUWLS!” every time I had to lay down for a nap or my Mom came at me with a hairbrush or, worst of all, tried to wash my hair. The whole thing was extremely emotional, but that moment of pure joy when I could see my head covered in ringlets just like I wanted was worth all the emotion of slowly losing them over the next few days.
No one in my family has truly curly hair. My Mom has that kind of hair where if you cut it short and layer it, it sort of naturally waves around on the head, but if you grow it out, the weight of the hair straightens itself. My sister is the same, but a little straighter. And I am straightest of all, my hair absolutely refuses to do anything but lay perfectly flat and straight like it has little iron weights attached to the bottom of each strand.
Okay, that’s all I have to say about curly hair! Now, y’all take it away!
Some possible topics:
Remember in the 90s when all women had permed curls? What was that about?
Do you wish your curly hair could be perfectly shining wild curls all the time with no frizz, or do you wish it could be perfectly straight all the time with no effort?
Is it true that curly hair should be washed less and conditioned more or is that just a way to sell conditioner?
If you have straight hair (like me), did you ever wish it was curly?
Who has the best curly hair in Indian film of the following three people/which of the following three people’s hair best represents your own/which of the following three people do you wish you had their hair?