So, I’ve been on somewhat of a curly hair journey since my hysterectomy. I’ve done a handful of posts about my hair and products that are curly girl method approved.
About two weeks ago, it hit me. I love how my curls were coming along, but I miss running my hands through my hair. I could play with my waves and curls a bit, but they would fall flat if I touched them too much. I couldn’t just run my fingers through my hair like I used to without looking like Hagrid.
Playing with my hair has always been one of the ways I’ve dealt with my anxiety. It calms me down when I’m overthinking, and I missed it so much. I made a decision.
Out with the Scrunch
I decided to be done with scrunching. I know, I know. It’s a crucial part of CG method, and it was where the majority of my definition came from. I just wanted to see if my hair could still be wavy, at the very least, without scrunching being in my routine.
I’ve kept up with the approved products, and I rarely brush my hair. I stick to my wide tooth comb when I’m in the shower. I use heat styling no more than twice a month, if that. I just wanted to let my hair alone for the most part.
Having these new found curls made me look at my hair in a whole new way. I was constantly trying to keep my definition all day. I was stressing over bad hair days, and I struggled between washes. So, I ditched the main ingredient to my curls.
My hair gets poofy, I won’t lie. I see the curls wanting to pop out of the frizz with a bit of scrunch here and there, and some times, I give them a lift. I don’t scrunch in the shower or “squish to condish” anymore. I lift my hair a bit when adding my products, but for the past few weeks, I haven’t done a full on scrunch. You know what? I love it!
I love the volume. When I was going full CG, my roots felt flat, and I tried all the little tips and tricks. I also still had some straight underneath, because I wasn’t born a curly girl. My hormones changed from my hysterectomy, so I have combination hair with different patterns.
Bit of a Quitter
Yes, I am a bit of a quitter at this point. It’s not that I don’t want to keep going with full curly girl method, I just want to moderate it for me. My 2 year old still has some waves and curls that I’m learning how to take care of. I’m also still going to keep using these products. I can feel the health of my hair still improving. I spent years dying, bleaching, and chopping my hair. It’s time to let it do it’s own thing.
There will be frizz and poof, but at this point, I’m happy with what’s on top of my head. It’s soft and strong again. I’m sure I’ll still style it curly sometimes, but I just want it to flow on its own. Scrunching always made me feel like I had false curls, because I only had all that definition from the way I washed and styled.
Happy Hair, Happy Me
I love my hair. I love my daughter’s hair, and I think we will continue to use the products we’ve fallen in love with during this journey. I may use some other products at some point, but I’m pretty happy about the ones I’ve found.
You can also check out some of my posts about this journey here:
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!