I've always had super straight hair that's been nearly impossible to do anything with. It's never held a curl or a perm, much to my disdain as an 80s child who really wanted big bangs! To that end, I've also always had some serious curly hair envy. So imagine my surprise when I noticed my hair started to get a bit of a wave to it last fall. It wasn't super noticeable unless my hair was wet/damp, but it was definitely there, but then fall turned to winter and since I live in a winter weather climate, it's not advisable to run around with wet hair when it's cold. So I sort of forgot about it. Then this spring, once the school year was over and I had the flexibility in my schedule to let my hair air dry, I noticed it again. Over the weekend I got about five inches of hair cut of and low and behold as soon as that extra weight came off there was definitely a noticeable wave. So I decided to embrace it, and I really like it. I just put some curl cream in it, scrunch it a little bit, and let it air dry. It looks a little bit messy, but it's fun. I went to work today for the first time with my newfound wavy hair and got so many complements. So I think I'll keep it, at least for a little while.
This hairstyle also has the added advantage of not using a blow dryer. Considering our temperatures and humidity have been abnormally high over the past week, this is more than welcome.
Why is my hair turning wavy? I have no idea! I'm blaming it on peri-menopause. Why? Because why not. Seriously though, I wish I knew why my hair is turning wavy, because I would market it and become rich!
This whole hair thing has made me realize that I'm starting to get my confidence and sense of adventure back. The last couple of years have been mainly about playing it safe and closing myself off in order to protect myself. I didn't realize how much I missed this part of me and I'm glad that it seems to be coming back.