Sunday, November 13, 2011

HAIRY DILEMA

So i've been having hair issues my whole life. WHY? because i'm a white girl with curly hair.

WHAT?!?!?! lots of white girls have curly hair?

yes, yes they do. and most either have a good curling iron, and expensive perm, or dried out frizzy curls.

I loved jessica alba's hair in dark angel, before she went blonde and straight. WHY? BECAUSE THATS WHAT MY HAIR LOOKS LIKE. or could look like. Her natural hair is about the same sized curls as mine, but mine's a frizzed out, dried out mess. and hers is gorgeous.



the secret i was given in high school by a girl who's hair i was SO jealous of , was to use products designed for black hair. Problem? I don't know anything about black hair regimen!

Also, the problem was that she had hair like mine but straightend it. I have to know why everyone wants straight hair. am i the only one who loves their curls?

2 out of 3 of my closest friends have curly hair, 1 is my roomie who has beautiful tight curls, that are a little dried out, but she takes better care of her hair than i do right now. The other could also use a little moisture on her gorgeous curls, and her grandma gave her some palmade last year but that can run expensive unless you buy it on etsy in bulk. I was NEVER taught to care for my hair. my mom taught me to brush it dry and never wet. I caught on that this was BAD, but no one knows how to take care of curls in my family (except how to fake them)

and i look at my becautiful black friends who have rich, shiney curls, perfect curls. and they want to perm then straight. WTF?

I'm also looking to cut my hair into something that works WITH my curls so i can show them off more! i have had my hair pulled back in a pony tail my entire life except for a few days here and there.

I need a fairy hair mother.

while this isn't the best, this is my hair, i've had a problem with my curls being weighed down and losing thier shape as the day goes by, you can see my frizz, and also... my hair is getting thinner and it's changing the shapes of my curls.


what's the best way to add moisture daily?
what's really best to wash it? I don't wash my hair every day but how often shoud it? onces? twice? a week?

How often do i deep condition?

and WHY the heck does this stuff need to be so expensive? $8 shampoo isn't gonna fly with me, unless it's a super large bottle. (<--- broke college student ready to graduate with no chance of getting a job and ALOT of student loans to pay back!!!!!! )

also what's the best cut to show off my curls?


Leave me comments with tips please!!! my hair thanks you.

PS. i'm also looking for new blog topics... 

4 comments:

Adorably Dead said...

Thanks hon! I didn't know you could buy pomade in bulk on etsy! 0_0 *mind blown* I'm running out badly. Sometimes I do an egg/mayo mix on my hair and leave it there for about thirty minutes. I've heard it works even better if you rinse it out with flat beer, but I can't remember where I heard it from.

I cannot believe what your mom told you >_<. Gah! I can never brush my hair dry.

http://www.naturallycurly.com/ Awww yeahhhh curly hair.

And I don't understand the obsession with straight hair either. -_^ Once in a while it's fun, but give me curls all day long!

Jess-Jess said...

Thanks AD. yea, i found some GREAT sellers in etsy. I've done a TON of moisturizing stuff. I dont like egg or mayo in my hair because then i just smell like a salad all day. Although i do a vinegar rinse once in a while to strip my hair (and it helps alot with my dandruff) i love naturallycurly.com i've just has some issues with my hair lately. it's gone frizzy like crazy, and i need a GOOD CUT. but i dont know what style to go for, i'm nervous about going short but it looks like crap long these days, unless i can tame this mass.

Obi said...

A nice lady approached me once about my Daughter's Hair. This lady had Nice, Shiny, Curls all over that were all kinds of healthy. She took one look at my Lyric and said "This is the ONLY way you will make it to 5 without shearing that child Bald!" She told me that it doesnt matter what kind of Shampoo you use, just use a decent conditioner. Only shampoo once a week. Condition every Two to Three days to keep the hair and scalp moisturised. If you can find a nice conditioner in the "Ethnic" section of the cosmetic section, then to go for that. Shea Butter smells nice and is great for moisture.
I also mixed Lyric a Magic Potion for her hair that consists of Detangler, Frizz-Ease, Conditioner from Hair Dye, Conditioner fro Dry/Damaged hair, and Warm Water. I use it once a week on her hair when I shampoo her hair. I let it sit for as long as she'll sit still in the tub then I rinse. I comb while its in her hair. Hope her regime helps you out a bit

Jess-Jess said...

I've tried every frizz-ease item out there, and you know something? it makes the frizz WORSE. IDK how that can even happen!!! I have found something amazing. Coconut oil. It's solid at room temp but liquid at 76, so i put a little lump in my hands after i co-wash (conditioner only) my hair, and it's helped SOOO much. I'd love to know why the section is 'ethnic' when it's really for 'people who have real hair' smh. now my only problem is my grandma keeps insisting i've put too much moose in my hair to make it that shiney and healthy looking, and she says it looks greesy, because she's so used to my hair being a frizz ball.

I'll have to mix some magic potion for myself! (minus the hair serum because silicone does not like my hair, and makes it flat)

FYI, i love lyric's hair. i see pics of her, and i WISH i could get her kind of volume lol