1. Give up trying to control things. Go with the flow more. Curly hair has a mind of it’s own just like people. Sometimes it’s curlier one day and not so curly the next. It’s got it’s own personality. Let it. Don’t try to tame it or to change it. Just go with it! Acceptance is good.
2. Embrace what you have to work with and do the best you can. We all have strengths and short comings. Sometimes those strengths or weaknesses are what make us unique individuals. Embrace your talents and what you excel at. Let the rest go. Curly hair excels at being curly. I’m letting it do what it’s best at. Sometimes we have to celebrate our strengths.
3. Sometimes the thing you dislike the most about yourself is what someone else loves the most about you. I don’t know how many times people have told me they would kill to have my curls. Usually they tell me this right after I have been fuming at my hair wishing it would just lie flat in one place! So, have gratitude for what you do have and remember there is always someone out there envious of you in some way.
4. Sometimes you are going to have a bad day. You might wake up with bed-head that you can’t get rid of…or frizz. Learn to move through those moments. Get a hat…don’t be afraid to accessorize. It’s OK to walk around with imperfections and have a bad hair day once in a while. Just don’t let that crazy, curly mess stop you from getting things done.
5. If you go to a hairstylist and ask them to cut your hair in a way that complements your curls they will probably still blow your hair straight before they let you walk out the door. Sometimes people don’t get you or don’t listen to you and you really have to stand up for yourself. You may have to find a new stylist. Don’t be afraid to get what you want or to stay true to yourself.
Those are the 5 things having curly hair has taught me. Have you learned any lessons dealing with something you can’t control?