Does Curly Hair Live Up To The Hype?

Sometimes its a bummer when someone says I just love your curly hair? I wish my hair was just like yours. Really? Naturally curly hair isn’t the hype as some think it is. Especially for a Latina. Myself as a mama I have gone through this first hand. Now, I will say when its a good day I absolutely love my hair. It’s apart of me and even my identity. Sometimes though, I can just get so sick of it. When it comes to my hair it can be a totally different thing. My hair can make my day or break my day. Some women feel they don’t feel right when their makeup isn’t done right. I normally wear my makeup all natural so I’m a mascara, concealer and highlighter type of lady. I feel that way when I feel like my hair looks horrendous. I can’t use dry shampoo because I have to wet my hair anyways almost everyday. Unless, I want to keep it up in a bun or sometimes even a ponytail. I can’t do those cute tie backs or french braids.

 

Most Latina’s are born with curly hair. Sometimes I wish I had straight hair. In the Summer getting out of the pool my hair looks semi decent, that is until it dries. It then turns into a big poof. Like a poodles hair.  Then there’s other women who dream having it. They even go to the point of having a perm. Having a perm is not the same unfortunately. Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against perms they are just not the same.  Your hair is still soft, your less likely to be caught up with knots and you can still style normal hair styles or even the ones you see in the beauty books at the salon or even in magazine. Myself, I can’t do that. It’s either down with protein gel, up in a bun or a pony tail.

In Hispanic culture going to the salon is a must. Especially during the holidays and when there are special events to go to. Sometimes your hair doesn’t really go with your outfit. Who would have ever figured that. Just to straighten my hair is a task as well. I used to go to a Hispanic beauty salon up until my husband and I moved more than 45 minutes away. Now I go to a select few places. I used to get rollers but my hair will just last possibly one week longer. It is necessary to have my hair flat ironed after it is blow dried. If not it looks like I just rolled out of bed unfortunately. The worst part is everywhere is now charging to use a flat-iron. I was baffled the last time I heard that. It ‘s something I need but your still charging me separate to wash my hair, blow dry and now use the flat-iron. No thank you. Unless it is a special engagement then I will go out and get my hair done. Being a Latina can be a plus but always have it’s down time. Hair wise, my hair has a mind of its own.

One thing that has helped my gracious hair is doing a relaxer. Now someone may think you don’t need a relaxer. When you can’t brush through your curls without the pain of over pulling and frizzing out even more. Your hair not cooperating with you then yes you need a relaxer. I’ve only used about three in my whole lifetime. I am 27 so I feel that’s not a lot. Normally I use Olive Oil No Lye Relaxer. You can purchase this one at your nearest drugstore for under $15. They last about 7-8 weeks but this one actually lasts on my hair longer. Now my curls don’t disappear. It’s easy to use. The directions are pretty straight forward. I always have someone apply the actual relaxer to my hair. Since it’s an eight part system I always do the rest on top washing the relaxer out. The second step has an activator which turns color if you don’t have all the relaxer out by the third step. I actually feel like a real person. I’m still a curl haired Latina but also I can manage my hair without wetting it everyday. 

The last time I did a relaxer my husbands cousin was so astonished my curls were still in tact. Instead of having no curls the relaxer just well relaxes them. Instead of having tight curls I end up with more bouncy manageable hair. All in all curly hair is a great feature to have but with any beauty feature can be hard to attain.

 

33 Comments

  1. December 20, 2016 / 9:12 PM

    I have naturally curly hair and I actually pay a small fortune for keratin treatments to make them go away. I am very happy with my straight hair 🙂

    • Jalisa
      December 20, 2016 / 9:19 PM

      I wish. My dad is full Dominican with nappy hair when it’s grown fully. That’s where I get it from. My hair is so curly that no matter what I’ve done my curls are still there. Unless it’s blow dried and flat ironed straight that’s the only luck I have. I will say at times I love my hair but other times unless I put product in it it’s a puffball;)

  2. December 20, 2016 / 10:16 PM

    Your hair is gorgeous! My hair is naturally wavy but it never looks fully curly or fully straight..just a yucky in between. I have always loved curly hair!

    • Jalisa
      December 20, 2016 / 10:19 PM

      Aww thanks. I love my curls. They’re apart of me and my culture. It’s just one of those things when you wish your hair was a certain way at certain times or just won’t dry right so it looks completely flat ☺

  3. fortheloveofjars
    December 21, 2016 / 6:17 AM

    Your curls are wonderful! It takes a lot of maintenance to look after beautiful hair like yours! My hair is naturally frizzy and I generally straighten it but have just learnt how to curl with my straighteners and now I am embracing the curl!

    • Jalisa
      December 21, 2016 / 9:19 AM

      Aww thanks your so sweet. Yes sometimes others don’t realize what goes into maintaining hair like ours

  4. December 21, 2016 / 6:21 AM

    It must be hard having hair that doesn’t always want to cooperate. However, I’m glad you’ve found a product that helps and seems like good value too. Your hair is lovely by the way!

    • Jalisa
      December 21, 2016 / 9:23 AM

      Thanks so much. It can be troublesome sometimes

    • Jalisa
      December 21, 2016 / 9:24 AM

      Aww thanks. For the most part I am just sometimes I wish I didn’t have such trouble with them. Thank you for your kind words.

  5. December 21, 2016 / 10:36 AM

    Love your hair – I really do! I think the curls are just fabulous and you look amazing with them!

    • Jalisa
      December 21, 2016 / 11:26 AM

      Aww thanks. Your too sweet. I appreciate it.

  6. theclutterboxblog
    December 21, 2016 / 2:09 PM

    I love your curls! They look lovely! I think people just don’t understand the amount of work and hair that goes into maintaining natural curls!

    • Jalisa
      December 21, 2016 / 2:55 PM

      Yes. That’s where most of the frustration comes from. Thanks so much for reading.

  7. lovelysilvia
    December 21, 2016 / 4:08 PM

    Your curls are beautiful! I know everyone always wants what the other has but seriously straight hair can also suck! Trust me! Haha! But I can see that it is a lot of work. Just embrace that hair! 🙂

    • Jalisa
      December 22, 2016 / 10:54 AM

      lol thank you. I just despise how damaging it can get but it is one of my features.

  8. December 21, 2016 / 7:31 PM

    I have very straight hair but always wanted curly. I guess there are pros and cons as you say

  9. December 22, 2016 / 7:36 AM

    I think your hair is beautiful. When I was younger I hated my curly hair and really wanted straight hair but now I have embraced my natural hair x

    • Jalisa
      December 22, 2016 / 10:49 AM

      lol. Yes Its crazy how us curly hair girls can be about our hair.

  10. December 22, 2016 / 8:04 PM

    I have naturally curly hair and I get the Brazilian keratin treatment done to tame my frizz. When I was younger I hated my curly hair but now I know how to style and manage it so I’ve learned to appreciate it.

    • Jalisa
      December 23, 2016 / 8:42 AM

      I’m glad you found something to help it. Especially with the frizz. For me it’s a toss between olive oil and coconut oil.

  11. amandahrosson
    December 23, 2016 / 1:30 AM

    You have the most beautiful curly hair and I love that you’ve embraced it! Far too often I feel like we do tend to want what we don’t have. I have thick wavy hair and growing up I always wished I had more manageable thin, straight hair and would flat-iron the life out of it! Now (for the most part) I love it’s volume even if it does take a bit of work to maintain and keep healthy 🙂

    • Jalisa
      December 23, 2016 / 8:45 AM

      Aww thanks. It can sometimes feel like a hassle but it is apart of my features.

  12. December 23, 2016 / 5:51 AM

    Wow. Love your hair! Mine is straight hair, so the other side of the river always seems greener. Lol. Relaxer is an amazing product for you, I agree. I’d suggest that for all the lovely ladies who are blessed with curly hair 🙂

    • Jalisa
      December 23, 2016 / 8:54 AM

      Relaxers can definitely help. Sometimes your hair just loves to not agree with you.

  13. December 23, 2016 / 9:09 AM

    Girl embrace those beautiful curls! Love yourself and your hair. Your wallet will thank you! Lol!

    • Jalisa
      December 23, 2016 / 2:49 PM

      lol. True. Thank you for the comment and reading

  14. December 24, 2016 / 9:48 AM

    I love curly hair! My hair is naturally wavy and I use Argan oil to keep my locks hydrated.

    • Jalisa
      December 24, 2016 / 11:05 AM

      Argon oil is a great oil to use.

  15. December 25, 2016 / 1:21 AM

    I am a big fan of curly hair. I mean, I have locs. So it being curled gives it a vibrant look. =)

    • Jalisa
      December 25, 2016 / 1:42 PM

      Yes. Sometimes others just don’t know what it’s like to maintain

  16. December 25, 2016 / 10:55 PM

    I love love love curly hair! My whole family has super curly hair and I was the only one left out! I’m always so jealous!

    • Jalisa
      December 26, 2016 / 3:14 PM

      lol. It can have its pro’s and cons. But thank you so much.

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