Thursday, October 16, 2014

The great hair debate

To wear it curly or straight?  That is my debate.  Ok, ok, enough with my poor rapping skills!  But seriously, hair is a big deal for me.

I have super thick hair and with each pregnancy it has gotten thicker and more curly/wavy.  I used to be able to just wash and wear and it was super straight.  As I aged it started to get this little annoying kink in the back.  It wasn't really enough to wear curly, but too much to just wash and wear.  I decided most of the time to go straight but it required a lot of work and a lot of product.

After the birth of my son I noticed a bit more curl.  To the point that if I tried really hard I could make it look wavy in the back.  They sides however, were stick straight.  So I did what every other girl wanting curly hair would do--pull the sides up or course!  I found creative ways to pull back the sides so that you didn't notice how straight they were.  I loved having wavy hair, but still most days I spent the time straightening it.  Ugh, what a pain.

Along came baby #2 and again I noticed more wave.  Not yet enough to go full-on curl, but a little more.  I had such hair envy for people who had that nice big curl.  I tried perms and sometimes they would work and sometimes they wouldn't.  They would last for a couple of months and then I'd go back to wearing it straight.

Finally after baby #3 I thought I had hit the turning point.  I would load my hair with curl product, scrunch, and diffuse.  Some days were better than others.  The back would curl up nicely and sometimes the sides would be wavy.  I tried a perm yet again and it went all wrong.  Did I mention I have really thick hair?  Try perming that and you can imagine it was like a birds nest.  So back to straight I went.

Now I have 3 kids under 7 so taking the hour to do my hair isn't happening.  I've tried several different routines and finally settled on something like this.  Shower and wash my hair at night so it can air dry over night.  Wake up to crazy wavy hair sticking up everywhere.  Apply product and pull out the straightener.  Have I mentioned before that I have a little OCD?  So this straightening thing was a bit more work than it should've been.  I went over and over it trying to make sure every piece was straight.  Crazy I know.

Then this summer along came the "beach wave" craze.  THANK YOU!!!!  Basically if I put product in my hair and scrunch and diffuse I can get this beach wave.

So that's where I'm at.  Most days I wear it curly, but I still do like it straight once in a while.

Which do you prefer?  Are you able to wear your hair different ways?  Comment below and let me know, I'd love to hear what others have to say.