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CURLY GIRL METHOD AFTER STRAIGHTENING MY HAIR FOR 26 YEARS!

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Hey curl friends! Today, I’m sharing my journey of going from 26 years of straight hair to embracing the Curly Girl Method. It’s been a wild ride, and I can’t wait to take you along with me!

Let’s rewind to those 26 years of straightening. I grew up in a time when straight, sleek hair was the norm, and I spent countless hours using flat irons and chemicals to achieve that look. But deep down, I always wondered what my natural curls would look like.

So, after much consideration, I decided to take the plunge and say goodbye to the straightener. I started by doing some research on the Curly Girl Method and was both excited and intimidated by what I found.

The first step was to cut off all the damaged hair from years of heat styling. It was a bittersweet moment, but I knew it was necessary for a fresh start. Then, I began the process of deep conditioning and nourishing my curls.

I learned the importance of using products that are free of sulfates, silicones, and parabens. I stocked up on curl-friendly shampoos, conditioners, and stylers, and started the trial and error process of finding the perfect routine for my hair.

There were definitely some challenges along the way. Transitioning from straight to curly can be a bit of a learning curve, especially when it comes to styling. I had to get used to diffusing my hair instead of blow-drying, and learning how to scrunch and define my curls without overdoing it.

But the rewards were well worth it. As my curls started to come back to life, I felt a sense of freedom and authenticity that I never experienced before. I was loving the volume, texture, and movement that my natural curls gave me.

One of the most surprising things was how much healthier my hair felt. By eliminating the damage caused by heat and chemicals, my hair began to regain its strength and shine. I also started to appreciate the unique character and beauty of my curls.

Another bonus was the time savings. No more spending hours straightening my hair every day! With the Curly Girl Method, I could embrace my natural texture and still look put together with much less effort.

Of course, there were some days when my curls didn’t cooperate, but that’s just part of the curly journey. I learned to embrace the imperfections and celebrate the wild, untamed beauty of my hair.

If you’re considering making the switch to the Curly Girl Method after years of straightening, my advice is to go for it! It’s a journey of self-discovery and acceptance. Embrace the curl, be patient with the process, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different products and techniques to find what works best for you.

And remember, there’s a whole community of curly girls out there to support and inspire you. Share your progress, ask for advice, and celebrate the beauty of your curls with others.

I’m so grateful for this newfound love for my natural hair, and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me next. So, here’s to embracing our curls, whatever their shape, size, or texture. Let’s rock those curls with confidence! 💇‍♀️💜

If you have any questions or tips of your own, leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from fellow curly girls! 👇💕

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