Curly-haired life

Having curly hair is a way of life. If you have curls, you know what I’m talking about! It took me a very long time to figure out my hair.

This is the #1 rule: do what the hair tells you to do.

I wake up and plan my day according to when I can find a 2 hour window to let my hair dry on its own. I shower with my special products, put in my special gel (all by DevaCurl), and leave it alone for 2 hours. Then I scrunch and go. If it’s raining, well, it might be a hat day.

I don’t brush my hair, or even own a brush. I comb through it with my fingers when it’s wet and has a ton of conditioner in it. That’s it.

I recently discovered curly girl haircuts (dry cuts in which the stylist trims each curl instead of combing out your hair and cutting straight lines) which accommodate the different types of curls on my head. Some are long and wavy, some are short like corkscrews, and some defy all logical explanation.

I would love to have Nancy Travis’ style, but it’s not working out for me right now. I’m currently thinking about getting a shorter cut. I’ll let you know how it goes.



Here it goes. I’m starting a blog. I don’t even know the correct terminology to use, but I’m giving this a try.

I’ve thought about sharing a few ideas for a while now. If something resonates with me, then maybe it would be of interest to someone else… we’ll see.

I’ll probably write about:
*living with curly hair
*working as a substitute teacher (and deciding what to wear!)
*talking to teenaged daughters
*maintaining a loving marriage
*feeling inspired by music
*contracting as a flight attendant on private aircraft
*finding clever ways to spend time at DisneyWorld, and
*running in local races as well as runDisney events.

Hope you enjoy the posts to come!