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I love my hair and it's taken me a long time to finally come to terms with accepting and embracing it's natural curls.
I am biracial and my hair has multiple textures within it. It's dark brown, coarse, thick, "kinky" from the roots but falls to ringlets and is frizz prone.
I grew up going to a mostly Caucasian elementary school and whenever I did wear my hair down, without straightening it, I would get snarky comments from my Hispanic friend Moe. I went through Middle School too insecure to experiment, plus I was in athletics so I didn't have the convenience of being able to wear my hair down without it being all nasty and sweaty after 1st period.
Then my junior year in high school, last year, I decided to give up the flat iron. My main goal was to retain more length for prom of that year and I did. Ever since then I've only straightened it on special occasions like Homecoming gameday & when we played at Cowboys Stadium.
I wear my hair down in its natural thick, curly state. I've also turned to using natural products for my haircare & taking very good care of it. Sulfate & petrochemical free shampoos & conditioners, natural oils (Extra virgin olive oil, extra virgin coconut oil etc) and deep conditioning treatments once a week.
I love that it's thick and full. I love that I have the option of leaving it down curly or straightening it. I love that it has texture so when I do straighten it, it still has body and fullness. I love that I also have the option of being a frizzball on days when I don't aim to be.
It's shoulder to back of my bra band length when curly but mid back when straightened because it shrinks.
I do love my hair.