Me again! It’s Marnie, Chief Anti-Chafing Crusader at Thigh Society.
For YEARS, I went through phases of straightening my naturally curly hair often, trying the latest relaxers and treatments. People would ALWAYS ask if I’d lost weight whenever my hair was straight... ...So I kept on straightening it. Cue dry and burnt hair, split ends, and lots of time I didn't have that was spent blow drying and flat ironing. I reasoned that it was all worthwhile if it made me look thinner.
Flash forward: I was 39 when I wore my hair curly to a formal event for the first time. It was to a wedding in North Carolina and the humidity was insane (humidity is not a curly gal's friend, FYI). I was dreading wearing my hair curly since I didn't feel "fancy" but I reasoned that it was better than the poof of frizz that would ensue within seconds if I straightened it.
Guess what? I had a great time at the wedding and forgot all about my hair. No one cared about my hair but me!
Since then, I’ve worn my hair curly to lots of formal events and don’t care whether or not my ringlets make my face look rounder or that I have a few extra pounds on me. I love my curls, and they’ve become part of my identity. People don’t always remember my name but they often remember “that girl with the curly hair”. I still straighten my hair sometimes but it's now an act of self-love and not of self-hate. Can anyone else relate?
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