The Curly Hair Struggle

The Curly Hair Struggle

6 struggles you have faced having curly hair, its not all its cracked up to be.


1. Can I touch your hair?!

Although this may seem like a compliment it is so awkward when a stranger asks you this. Yes, it is nice to have your friends wanting to play with your curls or hear how soft your hair is but it does get uncomfortable. You have probably been asked this question since you were little and at this point you just let people touch your hair because for some reason this is normal. You also ask yourself why people think it is okay to just walk up to you are put their finger through your curls. If you say no to this question the person just looks at you like you denied them a great opportunity.

2. When you try to blow dry your hair and it turns into one huge puffball

After a shower, on a cold night, you don't want to go to bed with your hair wet so you blow dry it. Instead of your hair just laying flat it puffs up like a blowfish and now you are standing in the mirror wondering how if you should just go to bed and just wet it in the morning. You decide to try and blow it out more and use a brush and now it is even bigger so you set the blow dryer down and decide to go to bed because your hair has a mind of its own.

3. Rainy days mean FRIZZ

You wake up to go to class or work and see its raining, that means one of two things, either straighten your hair and hope for the best or try and style it/braid it and see what happens. Most of the time you will be running late to wherever you are going that morning and when you show up it looks like you've been attacked by an animal. All day long you are trying to make sure your hair is not sticking up but then you wonder why people are looking at you and it is because your hair is sticking up! No matter what product you put in it, your hair will still be frizzy because that's just how it is.

4. As soon as your hair gets wet it instantly curls

It's summertime and you just want to go swimming and take cute pictures with your friends but the second your hair touches water it curls up! You try to pull up your hair but somehow the ends still touch and your hair becomes curly before you know it. After a day of swimming, you look at yourself in the mirror and your hair is a literal tumbleweed so you brush your hair out and try to fix it enough to be able to go out in public. Yes, sometimes this is nice when your hair just curls and lays nicely, like after a shower.

5. You can't cut your hair too short!

One word, "Christmas Tree". You wanted to cut your hair into a cute bob so you did, but instead of it looking like it did when you left the salon it looks like a puff ball on your head. Then you realize why your hairdresser told you it was NOT a good idea to cut your hair this short so now you're irritated and want to shave your head. Now, you have to wait a good year or two for your hair to grow out and look normal again.

6. Did you get a perm or is that natural?

Another question you will always get asked is if you got a perm or if your hair is natural. All you can think to yourself is NO NO I DID NOT GET A PERM THIS IS MY HAIR. But, nicely you say "Nope, this is my natural hair" and then you get told that they want your hair and they are so jealous but deep down you know that your hair is so absolutely hard to take care of. The only good thing you can say about it is that its thick and it hold curls when you decide to curl it.

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10 Questions You'll Have After Finishing Season 5 Of 'House of Cards'

This Netflix original show leaves a lot of unanswered questions.


This article contains spoilers for "House of Cards."

I've been watching the Netflix original "House of Cards" for the past few months. I was hooked for the first five seasons, but season six was boring and left me unimpressed. However, the final episode left me shook and with a lot of questions.

1. What happens immediately following the final scene?

Does Claire scream, so the Secret Service rushes in and finds Doug dead? Does she explain that he tried to stab her with the letter opener so she retaliated in self-defense? Is it covered up or does she face charges? I'm just curious how she got out of that one.

2. Did the Shepherds successfully carry out Claire's assassination? 

It was planned for that day.

3. If Claire is assassinated, who becomes the next President? 

Also, is the killer caught?

4. If Claire isn't assassinated, what happens when she gives birth?

Claire faced so much backlash for being pregnant in office. Does she hire a full-time nanny to care for her baby? Does Congress continue to try and impeach her?

5. What does Claire name her baby?

In the final scene, Doug suggested Frances with an "e."

6. Why did Doug kill Frank?

I am aware why Frank had to be killed off in the show. And in the final scene, Doug explains that he did it because Frank was on his way to kill Claire. But, Doug's loyalty had always been with Frank over Claire. It just doesn't make sense that he would kill Frank in order to protect Claire.

I've heard it was because he was protecting Frank's legacy, but I'm not so sure about that.

7. Does Doug kill Janice?

When Doug leaves his apartment to go meet with Claire at the White House, the camera zooms in on his countertop, where he left a note with Janice's name on it and coordinates. I'm assuming this is where he's planning to bury her body as he did with Rachel earlier in the show.

But, the show skips to his meeting at the White House, and then the show ends. And why would he kill her — to protect Frank's legacy?

8. If Janice is killed, does another reporter pick up her story?

The story has gone through several reporters now: Zoe, Lucas, Tom and Janice — and they all were killed. Is another brave reporter at the Washington Herald going to try and complete the story, or are they just going to give it up at this point? If Janice is not killed, does she ever finish the story?

9. What happened to Tom's beloved dog?

The last we knew, Doug was taking care of it. But now Doug's dead, so.

10. How was season 6 actually supposed to go?

I am very curious where the writers were going with this show. I've read that they had already written most of the season and even filmed two episodes when they had to cut ties with Kevin Spacey. The fact that they had to completely re-write season six explains why I didn't like it and why I feel it didn't match up with the other seasons. What was actually supposed to happen?

At the conclusion of season five, I believed Claire was going to kill Frank. Would she have if circumstances were different?

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