Recently, I’ve been trying to do a lot less with my hair. No shampoo. No combing. No daily styling. And the results? CURLS. Lots of them. I mean, we’re talking teeny weeny perfect spirals everywhere, like a zillion mini-slinkies!
But I don’t remember ever having them before.
So this morning I called my Nana, just to make sure my memory was serving me correct. It was a brief conversation:
“Nana, when I was little, did I have curly hair.”
Great! So I’m not crazy/unobservant of my own hair!
So that got me thinking: when and how did this happen? Here are my few ideas:
- No more combing: the not combing/brushing routine has allowed my hair to finally do what it wants to do, rather than what I want to do: CURL!
- Moisture: my curls are at their best when they’re wet. I live in San Francisco and this coastal climate is a pretty wet climate. Constant fog + mist = happy hair?
- Biology: I’ve heard that hair changes texture a few times throughout a person’s life. Maybe this is just the case. But in my research on this matter (and by research, I obviously mean a quick googling), I couldn’t find a definitive answer…
Any other ideas?