I have always loved curly hair, while my curly haired friends coveted my straight, sleek and shiny locks I was forever chasing those bouncy, volume filled curled. I longed to casually flick a curl out of my eye, looking gorgeous as I flirted with my high-school crush, but some things were meant to be fantasies, alas my curly haired dream never came true.
Determined not to give up hope I decided if the hair gods would not bless me with impeccable voluminous curls, I would have to create them for myself, you know the saying “If they build it they will come” well I have my own version, if you curl them, they will curl ( I know… it doesn’t have the same ring to it, but you get the point). I became the master of the curling iron (or curling wand to some). Every morning I would wake up, take a quick shower, dry my hair and get to work, sculpting my flat boring straight hair into wonderful, volume filled curly masterpieces, bringing joy to all those who laid eyes on it. You may think I am crazy but my curly hair was truly trans-formative and the compliments were endless. How do you get such perfect curls? can you teach me what you do? Can I touch or them? (NO!) perhaps the greatest compliment I received was from those who assumed my curls were natural rather than the product of endless hours of curling, burns, and exhaustion ( there are only so many hours in a day, if I had to choose between my curly hair and sleep, curly hair wins every time, hands down).
Okay, so you know how passionate I am about curly hair and may be wondering why I am telling you all this. I promise it is not for the ego boost. Recently I decided to cut my hair super short, it was just time for a new look and I decided that chic sexy bob you see celebrities pull off was my next hair goal. I can be a bit eccentric at times and do not always fully think things through. My
parents like to say I am a wild child and I don’t like to disappoint, so two weeks ago I decided to cut off almost all f my hair, it is was a lot of hair, I had been growing it out for years. Anyhow, in a spontaneous moment I decided I absolutely needed a make-over, I called up my favorite stylist and after a few quick snips, it was done. Only after she had cut my hair did I consider my beloved curls. I was now faced with the following dilemma “How to curl short hair” but not to fear ladies and gents there is an answer. If your interested in learning how to curl your hair check out this article by Maple Holistics.
In a nutshell, you curl it like normal, since your hair is shorter it may be easier to hold the curls. If you are a mousse/ gel user than you know the drill. For my fellow curling iron fans, it really is not so complicated, just make sure take it in sections, consider straightening the bottoms for a more relaxed finish and be extra careful to hold the hair away from your face while ironing.
Personally, I am obsessed with my short locks and want to encourage you all to forget the naysayers who believe curly and short hair cannot come together, they are a match made in heaven if you are ready to take the plunge.