Corey and I returned from New York last Thursday, and usually I would have a picture recap post for you ready and waiting, but I’ve started taking pictures with a film camera and still need to send the rolls of film off to the lab so I probably won’t post them for a couple of weeks. I’ve wanted to learn how to shoot film forever and finally decided to ask Corey (and all of my family members) to purchase me a medium format camera for my birthday. I’ve really loved it so far. But since I have no pictures to show you, let’s move on to another subject that has been plaguing me.
My hair. I’m pretty sure I’m doing it wrong. Meg wrote that sweet birthday post last week with facts about me, one of them being that I have curly hair. It’s really more curly/wavy on a good day and sometimes nothing at all, and I can never seem to get it to consistently look how I want it to. I think this is a universal issue for curly/wavy girls, but since you guys are my people, I figured I’d see if anyone had any words of wisdom.
First and foremost, I think I wash my hair entirely too much, making it dry out and pretty much feel like sandpaper. I wash it everyday, but all of my friends seem to wash theirs three times a week. I get this if you have straight hair, but my hair gets even less curly on day 2. So is there a way to have curly hair and not wash it every day? Is that even a thing? Which brings me to my second issue – my hair is ALWAYS wet. Always. It takes about 5 hours to dry so if I ready to go somewhere and don’t blow dry my hair (which I rarely do, but even if I dry it with a diffuser it will still be wet), then I look like a drowned rat for the majority of the party/dinner/oh definitely at work. Is there some fancy trick to let your hair dry overnight and not look like a poodle? Finally, I have yet to find a curling product/gel/mousse/cream/you name it that will keep my hair curly but not be crunchy. If you have any advice on any of the above, I will be eternally grateful.