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(Last Updated On: October 20, 2016)

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Yesterday I washed my hair. After I was done, bringing them to a bearable point (i.e drying them, combing them, flattening them.. all this without any appliances or products), I realised that more than 2 hours were gone. Two hours just for handling your own hair. Phew!!! That’s too much. And the next thought that came to my mind was,”Thank God !! They are not as curly as before.”

I am sure many of the girls having curly hair must be sharing my point of view. So I decided to write a post related to Curly Hair Troubles.

The glossy shiny curls look so glam on television. But the reality is totally different. Ask girls with curly hair. How they wish that they could have straight hair !! even if it is just for one day.

There are certain things which only girls with curly hair can understand.

General Texture is not Smooth : Curly hair are not smooth and shiny in texture. Their original texture is rough. They originally don’t have a shine in them. Forget about smooth and silky.

Every day is a bad hair day:– With curls there is no specific bad hair day Everyday is the same. No matter how much time we take to comb our hair, they remain in order only for a few minutes. After that they are all entangled and shabby. No matter what we try they will not remain in place.

entangled-hair

Your nickname in school is Maggi: We all give nicknames to each other in school. But with these curls, the first obvious option is Maggi and we can’t help it. It becomes our default name.

Drying hair is a whole day task: Curly hair don’t dry quickly. Sometimes, specially during winters or in the rainy season, they might take more than half a day to dry up.

Hair wash day is the worst: For other hair textures hair wash means smooth silky hair. But not for curly hair. When we comb our hair after they have dried, they look a huge entangled mass with air filled in it. The volume doubles and they become even more difficult to manage.

shampooed-hair

Combing hair after wash is a painful task : Imagine unfolding multiple knots with just one instrumentΒ – a comb. That is the situation when we try to comb shampooed curly hair after they are dry. It is painful for both, our hair and our hands.

comb-and-hair

Broken combs and brushes are countless :– Even the teeth of combs and brushes surrender before curls. They are even more powerful than plastic or whatever material these brushes are made of. I myself remember breaking at least 6 combs.

Bangs are a big no-no: No matter how dearly we want to keep bangs, but with curly hair it’s just not possible. Even if we get them, they will just last for one day. From the next day it will again be the same old curly affair and the bangs being short in length will become more difficult to manage.

Sleeping in the night with untied hair: Not possible. Otherwise be prepared to spend at least 15-20 minutes just on hair. They are so disheveled that they look just like a damaged nest. One can easily hide things in them. Losing hair pins in the hair and then spending time in finding them is a very common task. Once my earring got stuck in them and it took me about 5-7 Β minutes to actually take it out of my hair.

found-it

Need for a constant stock of hair bands : While trying to open the pony tail, the hair band gets stuck in the hair every time. Either the bands will break or their elasticity will be gone to quickly.

Very less hair cut/ hair style options : No matter how much research you do going before going to a Salon, we end up choosing from just 2-3 hairstyles which we think can suit our hair. But again after the stylists have performed their magic, it’s the same old story from the very next day or after the first hair wash post the styling. Every time I decide trying a new hairstyle, but I end up getting a step cut or a U cut because I know they are the safest options

Always ready to spoil the mood : We have all seen those romantic scenes, where the hero is either running his hands through the heroin’s hair or tugging a strand of loose hair behind her hair. It looks so romantic on TV but that’s not possible in case of curls. It’s either some romantic moments with your partner or his hands in your hair struggling to be freed. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

Costly to maintain : I think the hair straightening products, or gels , sprays, shampoos for curly hair come in costly as compared to other hair products.

Inspite of listing so many cons, I still love my hair. They are a part of my identity.

I think they make us look different and stand out in a crowd. One of the best parts about curly hair is that they look dense. So even if the hair are thin, they look thick and nicely dense.


0 thoughts on “Curly Hair Troubles”

thoughtsnlifeblog · October 20, 2016 at 10:02 am

Excellent funny and great pictures. Oh hair..

Sudhir Chauhan · October 20, 2016 at 12:15 pm

interesting…….

girlandworld · October 20, 2016 at 1:48 pm

Most witty interesting and funny post which is also true I have read recently…i have wavy hairs though never realised it’s so much pain

    Prajakta · October 20, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I am glad you liked it. It is very easy to write about something you go through everyday πŸ˜‰

cinlorac · October 20, 2016 at 1:57 pm

I love my curls too πŸ™‚

Varsh · October 20, 2016 at 3:39 pm

Hahaha…sorry dear…but can’t help imagining and laughing my guts out at every scenario you mentioned! Thank God I have straight hair. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    Prajakta · October 20, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Well .. the intention was to make it humorous. When you know you have to face a thing throughout life.. try finding fun in it.. instead of making it serious πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹πŸ˜

boundlessblessingsblog · October 20, 2016 at 4:42 pm

Hahahaha nice one and good pictures too.πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

    Prajakta · October 20, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    It was an easy one.. going through all this since childhood πŸ˜‰πŸ˜€

Ashik T M · October 20, 2016 at 6:32 pm

God has created human at the best among all creatures.all we need to do is pray for good health and spirit.I understood the effort you are taking for managing your hair.may be that curly hair is what makes you pajakta.it’s natural and long lasting☺☺

Goin' the extra...aaamile · October 21, 2016 at 3:54 am

Curly hair…? Looks awesome from d outside…your posts gives a good idea about what goes on behind the scenes 😁

    Prajakta · October 21, 2016 at 9:59 am

    no doubt they look awesome.. but yes hard to maintain πŸ™‚

Goin' the extra...aaamile · October 21, 2016 at 3:56 am

…and ‘maggi’ really? I should start calling my friends that then…never too late πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

    Prajakta · October 21, 2016 at 10:00 am

    hahaha.. you can try πŸ˜‰

orangedilipan · November 1, 2016 at 8:14 am

Include Curly hair boys too, Even we come across ‘Every day is a bad hair day’ thing!!

    Prajakta · November 2, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Hahaha… Sure would do that ..
    Thanks for reading the post 😊😊

Simply-Me · November 4, 2016 at 9:13 am

Lol funny post yet witty. Thank you for sharing.

beelovedsite · January 3, 2017 at 10:01 pm

Hiya! New in here, I like your post and I can relate, but right now I’m learning to love my hair!!
I can help you and advice you if you like =)
In the meantime I invite you to ready my post about my experience with my hair today hehe.
https://beelovedsite.wordpress.com/blog/

Have a lovely night
=)

    Prajakta · January 7, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Would love to browse through your blog 😊😊

beautyholics101 · January 20, 2017 at 4:14 am

All of these are sooo true. The worst is when you dont let your hair fully dry before sleeping and wake up with your curl pattern in this random mess!

    Prajakta · January 20, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Thanks for reading the post :-).. and yes that one is the worst of all… after that it becomes very difficult to tame your hair πŸ™‚

keynia20 · February 3, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Nice post, I have very Curly hair so I know what are you talking about it’s very expensive to keep your curls moisture. My husband love my curls and I do too but it’s work every single day actually I just did a post on hair products, you should check it out….

    Prajakta · February 5, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Thanks for reading the post. Would surely check out your post on hair products as I am in dire need of some good hair products

Pink and Pineapple · April 23, 2017 at 2:16 am

AMEN to the broken hairbrushes!!! My curls have managed to break 3 of them.. just this semester πŸ˜‚

Pink and Pineapple · April 23, 2017 at 2:17 am

Also, I just posted about curly hair care if you have time to check it out! Maybe it’ll reduce your time spent on your hair routine! ☺

    Prajakta · May 3, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will definitely go through your blog post. Really need some tips to manage curly hair πŸ˜ƒ

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