So, if like me you have unruly, curly, frizzy hair there are problems that you have to deal with that only us Curly Girls can truly understand. Here’s just a handful of them.
When you’re watching Brave and Merida wakes up in the morning and you think “Mate, I feel your pain” (and you have to have been with your partner for at LEAST several decades before you let them see your morning hair).
When having your hair rained on means your hair ends up resembling Phil Spectar’s. On a good day.
When the weather is hot, your spirit animal becomes Monica Geller in Barbados.
When your straight haired friend complains of their hair getting a bit frizzy in the rain.
When you have red, curly hair and you hilariously get compared to either Merida, Rebekah Brooks or worse Spuggy from Byker Grove. No actually, the worst is Mick Hucknall.
When you look back at photos of yourself from the 80s and/or 90s and you’re just grateful that social media didn’t exist back then.
When your straight haired friend tries to give you advice on how to control your curls “Have you tried just using a bit of Frizz Ease?”.
“Genius idea, it’s not like I’ve already tried using every single product available for curly hair in a pathetically vain attempt to control my hair already. Good one. I suppose you’re going to suggest I try brushing my hair too”
Do you remember that time you had a good hair day? Yeah, you remember, it was back in 2003. In June. On a Tuesday.
When you’ve just styled your hair and you’ve done it all wrong and the only way to fix it, is to jump in the shower and wash your hair all over again.
When your hairdresser suggests cutting you a fringe (and you never go to that hairdresser again as they clearly know nothing about curly hair. Also, do they not remember Spuggy?!).
When you see all the wonderful, different hairstyles your straight haired friends can get and your choices are short or long and side parting or centre parting.
When your straight haired friends say they can use any old shampoo and conditioner off the shelf.
Even worse, when they announce they don’t even use conditioner.
When it’s been windy outside.
But when you’re pretty sure that having curly hair somehow gives you super powers.
So curly girls (and boys), is there anything that I’ve missed out? Do you love your curls or hate them?