10 Problems You Understand If You Have Curly Hair

10 Problems You Understand If You Have Curly Hair

Throughout my years of life with the defining curls, I've faced problem after problem that really aren't resolvable.
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If you've been blessed with the genes of the curled mess on top of your head, you've probably noticed throughout the span of your life that what lies beneath the curls is a love/hate relationship. Your hair can either make or break you, and sometimes (and by sometimes I mean most of the time) it's hard to maintain. Though the curls basically define you, it's finally time that we face the fact that we really can't define them.

Throughout my years of life with the defining curls, I've faced problem after problem that really just aren't resolvable. Whether you're part of the ringlet crew, the kinky crew, the wavy crew or anything in between, I can assume that the most of us face the same problems.

Maybe they sound a little bit like this:

1. Brushing isn't an option

Brushing those curls can really only happen when your hair is completely wet. Otherwise, you end up with a frizzy fro that doesn't do anyone any good.

2. You absolutely have to wash and blow dry your hair before you use a flat iron

A quick straighten over the mess of curls? Not a chance, especially if you want it to stay. Washing and blow drying is the only way to get the straighten hair to stay remotely straight, otherwise it's bad news.

3. The frizz is a given

It's always there and never avoidable. I'm not one to be heavy on the products really ever, so maybe that's part of the reason why, but with the curls comes the frizz.

4. There's no simple way to fall asleep with wet hair

It's just not possible. You may think that with the curls you'll be able to fall asleep with it wet and in the morning it'll be dried to perfection. Try half of it still wet and not in any normal curl form at all.

5. Humidity kills

Humidity ruins any good hair day you thought you might've had and just makes it a frizzy mess.

6. Messy buns

Curly hair holds perfect form for messy buns, but after a while the little baby hairs on the sides of your head come out to play and the messy bun starts to look just as it sounds--messy.

7. Your hair takes forever to dry

It's just a given and something that you'll grow used to.

8. Your hair is different every day

There's not one day that my hair will look the exact same as it did the day before. Each new day calls for new wonders of what the curls will hold in store for you.

9. Bangs are never an option

I mean, you can rock them if you like to style your hair to perfection every day, but pretty much to any of us, bangs just don't work.

10. Pony tails just don't look right

They just look like a bushy mess. We still sport them, but they really just don't look all too great.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning. You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret. So here are 20 tattoos where you can't go wrong. Here are 20 small tattoos with big meanings. (But don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!).

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.



2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."



3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.



4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."



5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."



6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."



8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)



9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.



10. The Greek word “Meraki” means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.



11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.



13. “Lux in tenebris” means “light in darkness.”

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora” is translated literally as “Towards greater things.” It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.



16. A glyphs means “explore.” It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."



18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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Take It From A Former Makeup Abuser, You Don't Need Makeup To Look Beautiful

Make up is great and all but it's really not necessary for everyday use, trust me.

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Listen, I used to swear by makeup and use it literally every single day but yet I'm here to say that there's really no point in that. I would wear foundation, powder, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick and do my eyebrows every single day, even if I just spent the day at home or going to class. I honestly felt so uncomfortable in my own skin and felt as though everyone would be staring at my acne all the time, but that's really not the case. Since I have acne, I felt as though I needed to clog my pores with foundation every day in hopes that people wouldn't notice my acne as much. Reality check, people still will notice it through your foundation and it really doesn't matter what other people think.

Life isn't like high school, people really don't care if you wear makeup or not or if you have acne. I also promise that people really don't care if you wear stylish outfits or if you wear gym shorts and a baggy t-shirt. In high school, people put so much pressure on trying to fit in and always looking their best, whereas in college it's somewhat different in the sense that no one will judge you if you come into class in your PJs and if your face isn't baked.

You do not need to contour your face or wing your liner in order to feel confident. It may sound cliche, but really all you need is a positive attitude and a nice smile to really be beautiful. Makeup doesn't and will never make you more beautiful than you already are. Sure, sometimes putting on makeup and going somewhere with it on is a boast of confidence, but why do you have to put on makeup to feel confident in yourself? It's the same face, just enhanced with makeup.

If there's one thing I've learned in life so far is that not using makeup every day is a complete blessing. I don't have to deal with my face feeling heavy or sticky when I'm outside, the fear of not blending my eyeshadow correctly, the endless amount of money spent on foundation, which lip color matches my outfit, etc. Do I still love wearing makeup? Absolutely, but I also love being able to go out in public without makeup and still feeling good about myself.

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