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Props to the Curly Hair

I bow down to you girls.

Props to the Curly Hair
Krysteen Ribeiro

To those #CurlyHairDontCare gals, I have major respect for you!

You girls, with your bouncy and textured locks. I am kinda jealous of you, not going to lie. Part of it because your hair is gorgeous. The other part is the confidence you have.

Growing up, I had course, wavy hair. And it was super long. Growing up, I was innocent to thinking that hair was just string attached to my scalp. It was just something that was on me. I didn't think too much on styling it. Growing up, my mother was the boss of my hair. (She still kinda is).

It started in 7th grade, at a new school. The summer of 7th grade, I moved to a new town with a new culture. In my old town, every girl was free of the pressure to hate their hair. We all had different texture and different type of hair. My new school was different. The demographic was obviously different.

I remember that I would wash my hair the morning of school and putting my hair up until mid day to let it out. I remember I would try to do the same hair styles that one can only do with straight hair. So I made the executive decision to straighten my hair every week, to look like everyone else. One of the best decisions, I thought. Everyone complimented me from the beginning. Of course I took care of my hair. I would use products for thick hair and make sure I stayed away from chemical processing. Ironic isn't it? I refuse to kill my hair by chemical, so I kill it with heat.

Fast forward through years of major coloring and major chops, and here I am, typing this piece, still conscious and under appreciative of my natural hair. Since then, my hair has lost its volume and texture. From 2 hours back then to now only 20 minutes, I now straighten my hair with ease. But I still struggle to accept my natural hair. I even have that mentality where there are certain outfits that only go with straight hair.

To those who have textured hairs, I applaud you. You are different and noticeable. Stay that way! Gain confidence rocking your curls. My younger sister and cousin obsess with keeping their hair healthy and their curls bouncy.

We are now in a culture that is more accepting with textured hair. However, I wish I knew sooner how pretty my hair was. It still is, but I am still learning. I am still learning how to take care of the curls, how to accentuate the shape.

Shout out to the girls who rock the these locks with ease! Shout out to the girls who endlessly research ingredients and products for their hair to be as pure as can be. Shout out to the girls who are just realizing that their curly hair is beautiful.

Keep glowing boo!

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