8 Pros And Cons Of Curly Hair

8 Pros And Cons Of Curly Hair

Cute curls or messy mop?
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I have what I consider wavy hair, while my mother has extremely curly hair. Although our hair styles look different, we both have to give special attention and treatment to our hair. Unlike straight hair, curly and wavy hair act differently under any circumstances, whether it is rain, shine, snow, or heat. Sometimes it is a blessing to have curly hair, while other times it is not. Whether you have curly or wavy hair I think we can all relate to these constant struggles and great benefits of having this type of hair.

1. Pro: Easy to notice.

Curly hair is an incomplete dominant gene, meaning there could be many versions of curly hair, like wavy or very tight curls. In a busy hangout place or workplace, having short corkscrew like hair is easy to spot out. Curly hair guarantees that you’ll be noticed no matter where you are and that’s a good thing.

2. Pro: Adaptability.

One of the biggest advantages of having beautiful curly hair is the adaptability of it. Wearing your hair down with a cute headband or wearing it up with a simple bun is always in style! Adding headbands or exotic types of braids look completely fashionable and are easy to pull off.

3. Pro: Lack of shampooing.

From not shampooing your hair for a day or two to not needing to blow dry your hair, your curly hair is definitely low maintenance! Like your straight hair friends, once they skip a day of washing their hair, their hair goes flat and boring. When you skip a day or two of washing, your hair has a new bounce to it! Did I mention, that less shampoo, equals saved time and money?

4. Pro: Fewer knots and tangles.

When curly hair is tangled, it is a lot less noticeable than knotted straight hair. Straight hair also know to get more split ends,which are very obvious. And of course, curly hair is unique and beautiful! Girls with straight hair spend countless hours on curling their hair with products and high temperatures, which can be unhealthy for your hair. You are blessed with naturally curly hair and you should be proud to show it off!

5. Con: Humidity.

With that many positives of beautiful hair, curly hair must have some negatives. Humidity is not your friend. Especially during hot and stick weeks of July and August, my hair looks like a lion’s mane, unless it is pulled back in a tight bun, and even that doesn’t tame my poofy hair.

6. Con: Cannot show the full length of your hair.

The full length of your hair does not show. Because the curls are twisted, it looks they are so much shorter than what your hair actually is. The only time you can see the full length of your hair is when it is wet or straightened. Also, when you get your haircut, you ask for an inch off but it looks like half your hair was cut off since your curls bounce back when they are not wet from the hair salon.

7. Con: Straightening is a no.

Although curly hair has many styling advantages, if you do not want a version of curly hair, it takes hours to style your hair differently, like straightening it. My hair, like I said is wavy, takes a least a hour to straighten my hair, imagine what it takes from someone with super tight curls? Sometimes, styling takes professional skills and products that could be expensive.

8. Con: Brushing is also a no.

Dry brushing can lead to split end and breakage and combing or brushing your hair dry will cause frizziness. After brushing your hair with a dry hairbrush, the next morning your hair is filled with fly-aways and is still frizzy. To prevent this you could use detangle spray, oils, or even a wet hairbrush.

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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 you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, 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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9 Beauty Hacks For The Busiest (Laziest) Girls

Work smarter, not harder.

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No one wants to spend a thousand years getting ready, especially when you have a good and fresh 8am to get into

1. Coconut Oil Makeup Remover

Step 1: Run some hot water

Step 2: Put a glob of coconut oil in your hand

Step 3: Rub glob all over your face

Step 4: Wipe off with a warm wet rag

2. Braids

For gorgeous #iwokeuplikethis wavy hair- I leave my hair in like three or four french braids on DAMP hair overnight. In the morning I hit it with the blow dryer and let them finish setting while I do my makeup. 8am = slayed

3. Coconut Oil As Lip Balm

While you're taking your makeup off with coconut oil, take a small dab and put it on your lips! It's a surprisingly tasty and effective lip balm.

4. Coconut oil as moisturizer

Basically, just pour coconut oil over your entire life. Trust me.

5. Blend Foundation/Contour/Highlight All At Once

Instead of blending out three seperate steps, blend it all out at once. You'll use less of each product and it'll be less cakey.

6. Always forgetting to take your makeup off at night?

If you always forget to take your makeup off and wake up looking SUPER scary, put your makeup wipes on your pillow in the morning so you CANT miss it when you go to get in bed in the morning.

7. Curled Hair in a Flash

Put second day hair in a high ponytail and curl small pieces. Let the curls cool and then take your hair down. Spritz some dry shampoo and hairspray.

8. Fix Your Messy Mani

Swipe on some vaseline around your nail bed before you paint your nails so you can easily wipe off mistakes.

9. Dry. Conditioner.

So we have all been there, it's day four or five of dry shampoo and your hair has lost it's ~luster~ so just spray some dry conditioner in and boom, who is to know you dont have freshly washed hair.

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