7 Reasons I Envy Curly Hair ...


7 Reasons I Envy Curly Hair ...
7 Reasons I Envy Curly Hair ...

As I believe I've mentioned before, the Better Half has amazing, gorgeous, adorable naturally curly hair – and hates it. I have stick straight hair. I don't hate it, but I love curly hair, so much. I confess to the fact that I used to get spiral perms just to have a little of the curl for my own – and sometimes still think about doing it, because I'm horrible with hot curlers and curling irons. I know the grass is always greener, but still, these are the 7 main reasons I envy curly hair.

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So Pretty

Seriously, this is one of my reasons. Curls are so pretty! I don't care if they're long and loose, if they naturally fall into ringlets, or if they're tight and springy, they're all gorgeous! Every curl and flip and tousle and texture is beautiful, and I have total hair envy over every single one of them. When I see a girl with particular pretty curls, I always want to boing them to see them bounce. I want to snatch them away, and then feel sort of like Gollum, hissing “My preciousss! We wants it, we NEEDS it, must have the preciousss!”


More Choices

It may just be me, but I've always felt like curly hair has more choices in general. Back in the perm days, my hair never looked bad, even if I just threaded it through a scrunchie or something. The cowlicks are cuter and even if you just wear your hair tossed any old way, it's still phenomenal. Precious!


The Ponytail Factor

I love curly ponytails. I also have ponytail envy. See, when my hair was long enough to put up, I always had shorter pieces in the back falling down, and nothing would make them stay in my elastic. It looked stupid and messy. But with curly hair, those pieces would be transported into curly little tendrils, creating a soft, pretty look, so I would end up actually pulling hairs out of my ponytail myself!


Tons of Body

The BH has so. Much. Body. It is ridiculous. And it just comes naturally. I typically have to work really hard at it, or else my hair will just lay there like it's lazy and doesn't feel like doing anything. My hair is apathetic.


Easy to Style

You can do the simplest things with curly hair and it looks great. Plus, if you want to go straight with it, you just either blow it out or use a flat iron. Arguably, yes, I could just go curly myself – but honestly, I am really bad with curlers and irons. I always end up with the front of my hair looking great and the back just kind of hanging there.


Beautiful Buns

This in line with ponytails, but different because I love buns. You know messy buns? When I try to do that (when my hair is long enough), I've got unattractive pieces sticking straight up in the air – and, again, all those fallen tendrils. Paradoxically, without those fallen strands, buns look too harsh. However, again, with curly hair, those tendrils are gorgeous and a messy bun is easy. With all those little pieces of hair curling in wisps around your face, it's just lovely.


Hair Accessory Heaven

I have a hard time with certain hair accessories when my hair is straight because, again, pieces just end up sticking up going every which way. Curly hair is an asset in that regard, because if you're using bobby pins or barrettes, or anything like that, your curls actually help hold the pieces in places. They tend to just slide right out of my hair.

I do know the grass is always greener, even in matters of hair. I really am happy with mine a majority of the time … but every so often I dream of perms again. Curly or straight, do you ever have hair envy too?

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I have curly hair and I wouldn't say we have more choices than people with straight hair. The thing is, with real curls -the coily, kinky ones like mine- it's extremely hard to style it and to find styles that work for it. I love my curls, but they are a pain and I always have to have them pulled back somehow, because they cannot stay loose. If I leave my hair out, it gets incredibly dry, totally knoty and looks downright horrible. And as for hair thickness and accessories. Lets just say that many accessories don't stay in my hair because they don't fit. And because my hair is pulled back and really poofy, barrettes don't always look good. Not saying your wrong to admire curly hair. Enjoy styling it in your perm and experiment to find styles that work on it straight. I'm just letting you know, that curly hair isn't as easy and versatile as you think. My sister has relaxed hair -which works for her- and she never has a problem styling her hair as it's straight, but she always had to have it in a scrunchie when it was wavy, not even curly. The key to having beautiful hair is accepting your hair for what it is and making it work for you. Sorry for the rant. Hope I didn't upset you. Also, different hair textures result in different curls so what one curly girl may be able to do another may not. This is just my personal experience with regards to my multi-racial, multi-textured hair.

I have curly hair and I hate it sometimes, I actually have a hard time straightening it because its so curly, so normally i wear it down, with nothing in my hair (boring right?). But when i have a practice or rehearsal or major studying to do or even too lazy I will it into a low bun (or before i broke my clip into a clip).

well my hair is naturally curly, like the kinky/ringlet kind, but my hair is thin but I have a lot of it. so as for the styling part, my hair is easily styled. like today and yesterday for instance, i took a shower yesterday and washed my hair and wore it in a ponytail for the good part of the day. Today, I took my hair out of the ponytail and put water, frizz ease, and deva curl and it looked fresh. Like I didn't even sleep on it! So, I agree, whole heartedly! :]

Ahhh ALL of this is so true except...easy to style. I can never style my hair:\

Hahaa all of this is pretty cool to here from the straight hair community but if you say the last one to a actually curly hair girl they will LAUGH. We can put things in our hair and they will stay in there...forever xd

It maybe cute, but it was really hard to styled them, or even get them into a cute-looking shape! TRUST ME!

I agree with the pony tail thing and lots of body, but my hair is the hardest thing on Earth to style. I put tons of stuff in it, granted it's all natural product, but you have to do a lot to style curly hair. If we all went without product, Many of us would be balls of frizz and cats would get stuck in our hair.

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