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Can’t Commit?

Hello my curly queens. Today’s topic is whether you can or cannot commit to the BIG CHOP! You were probably reading this headline and asking why I’m focusing on commitment issues, but let’s be real – we have relationships with our hair. I want to be clear, I couldn’t commit, however, I continuously cut my ends to slowly get rid of some of that heat damaged hair y por fin (finally), the struggle ended up being rewarding. I’ve been seeing a lot of rave on curly cuts and I decided that it wasn’t my thing.

Why it wasn’t for me you say? Well here it goes: I’ve seen countless videos on YouTube where the stylist cuts the hair dry or curly, shaping their clients’ face. It looks amazing, but my fear is that I enjoy having blow dried hair once in a while. What if it didn’t look good straight as it did curly? This was of course haunting me. To calm my nerves, because clearly this caused a major issue in my life (que dramática, I know), I decided to cut my hair in a lot of layers with “long bangs”. This layered look resulted in that curly, all around the face look. I was more than satisfied. I may even go a little wild next time and shorten my bangs further. At the end of the day, getting the perfect hair requires a little trial and error.



The Beauty of Curls

The beauty of curls is that every individual is going to have a different journey. That took years for me to understand. As a Dominican American female, I was always told to straighten my hair, rather than walking around with the hair and curls I was blessed with. God forbid I walked around con un pajón. I never blamed my family because I always believed they were just assimilating to the American culture and societal trends. They were not aware of the harm it did to my identity and overall curl pattern. Side note: I don’t blame you mom and tias! I know many of you have been where I was, and trust me it’s not the end. Fast forward 10-15 years, and here I was with heat damage, looking mighty confused. The top of my head curled, while my ends were straighter than I could have ever imagined. I came pretty close to going Amber Rose – just kidding!

Don’t get me wrong. I love a good blow dry, however, ensuring my curls were healthy and revived was a mission I was determined to complete. I can’t say I am 100% there, but I have definitely moved in the right direction with amazing results. Allow me to introduce my curl journey.