The swavy girl transitional struggle is real! Really really real.
I had been preaching the benefits of following the Curly Girl Method to my guests for about 6 months before I started to take my own medicine. Immediately the doubtful thoughts started to flood my brain.
Will my hair actually change? Will it improve? Should I go back to my old ways?
My hair had a very loose wave to it that on a good day was “beachy,” but to me it just looked damaged. It was damaged from years of repeat heat & brush abuse with a couple keratin smoothing treatments thrown in to add to my mess.
Why is my scalp greasy? My scalp was re-balancing and adjusting to my new Silicone Sulfate and Paraben free cleansers and conditioners. Within a month, the grease was gone.
Can I really put this much product in my hair? Before I went curly girl, I used a leave in Conditioner, silicone based oil and heat protection hairspray in small amounts. In going curly, I use a completely different regime of products on wet hair, IN the shower, in large amounts. Each time I showered, I would ponder if I should just blow it out and get the Victoria Secret curling iron styled look I used to wear. It was an internal struggle. First World problems, right? I really wanted to brush it and blow it out and curl it with my flat iron! But I resisted the urge and held tight to the curly girl method, and my waves started to reward with frequent good hair days.
Say NO to Heat Damage, blowouts and brushing and Say YES to moisture and hydration! Now for the first time in my life I LOVE my hair! It is my favorite accessory.
End the daily struggle with fighting your waves or curls, get started on your transitional journey.
Hot tip! “The Curly Girl Handbook” by the original Curly girl Lorraine Massey is a wealth of curly/wavy knowledge. It’s the Curl Encyclopedia.