curly hair is good

blupony replied to your post:I’m watching Princess Diaries because I wanted to

i have mad curly hair and i’ve never liked it and i straighten it like every day. : (

Why not?! 

I have mad curly hair too. When I was a kid, I thought I should just treat it like straight hair, and all it ever did was frizz. It was awful. My whole life people with straight hair were telling me how to ‘fix’ my hair. By turning it into straight hair, 99% of the time. 

But that really isn’t necessary.

Curly hair doesn’t function like straight hair. And you can’t treat it the same way - it’ll just hate you right back. You have to know how to take care of it properly. It requires A LOT more moisture, and a LOT less washing/shampooing. 

As soon as I stopped washing it religiously and started conditioning it plenty, I started to worry less. Curls aren’t a curse like some people think. If you’re interested, you should try googling it! You might be surprised! And if you think you’;re curious, you should defs give it a try!

(Obvs, if that’s not for you, that’s cool too. It’s your hair, and you should feel good about it first and foremost.)

technologistrevolution replied to your post:I’m watching Princess Diaries because I wanted to

i knooowww, there are so many cute things you can do with curls. Granted straightening is one of the easier things if your curls are unruly and you do not have time… but you are a princess with a stylist just for you this should not be a problem

To be honest, straightening my hair has been one of HARDEST things to do with them since… forever?

Everyone tells me it’s so great, but the few times I’ve tried, I’ve ended up bitterly disappointed, and had wasted a good half an hour of my time.

My hair doesn’t stay straight for longer than maybe an hour. After a salon professionally straightened my hair, it was growing waves back and frizzing in about 1.5 hours. Not very effective. At all.

Straightening dries out your hair and makes it unhappy. :/ It’s never really worked for me. If it works for others… great! But if it doesn’t work for you, you’ll know it.

bonemangrove replied to your post:I’m watching Princess Diaries because I wanted to

Because curls are for commoners and peasants and actual real life in people.

Seriously, there’s so much freaking stigma against it…



mine do weird shit sometimes - for example, this is a more 'relaxed’ state and when it’s a lot more frizzy - it looks kinda bad, but I’m still super sexy

then there’s the slightly better-moisturized curls, which have a bit more shape and bounce to them and are significantly less frizzy - 

The curliest they ever are is when they’re properly treated

–anyway, there’s another photo I have of my curls that I really wanted to find BUT I CAN’T FIND IT - the point is, curls are GREAT!

My best friend has a lot of self hatred. We’re both Haitian and she’s a quarter Dominican because her mom is mixed. She absolutely hates her features. She feels that she got all her dad’s “ugly genes” and she wished she had her mom’s type 3 hair, light skin, and light eyes. When she tells me this I try my best to show her that her features are just fine and just when I think her view of herself is getting a tiny bit better she’ll say something about how she hates that she doesn’t have “good hair” like her mom. She has a strong preference for Hispanic and mixed guys. I wouldn’t see any issue with this if she didn’t have such a set image of what she wants her kids to look like. She’ll talk about how they’ll have silky and curly “good hair” and light skin. When I mention that there’s still a possiblility that the kid could have type 4 hair and dark skin she says

“They won’t. Hopefully my mom’s genes will kick in” This makes me wonder how she’ll view her child if he/she comes out with mostly her features.

Showtime || Eb & Quinn

Quinn pushed through the crowded venue, not being afraid to elbow a few girl in the side to get to the front with Adela beside her. Of course the brunette was complaining the whole time but Quinn ignored her. It was better that way. As she stood along the stage, she couldn’t help but notice some girls glaring at her. Typical. She couldn’t wait until they saw the way Eb would look at her.

Finally, the lights dimmed and the whole crowd erupted in applause as the boys took the stage. Of course, she only had eyes for one. He looked good. His curly hair was just the right amount if messy, and the smile on his face said it all. She lived seeing him this happy.

Supposed to be a quick doodle, but I don’t draw a lot of interacting poses, so I ended up spending a long time looking for reference ^^ ;