Loving the Versatility of Curls


Amy Ford of Brown Babies Pink Parents writes;

I prayed my whole life for curly hair. You see, I was born with my mother’s long, straight hair with not a single wave in sight. For years, I spent hundreds of dollars on perms every few months, trying in vain to make my hair do what it was never intended to do. I finally gave up the quest sometime after college and accepted the truth of my baby-fine, straight hair.

And then God answered my unanswered prayers for curly hair by blessing me with 3 beautiful daughters, all of whom have gorgeous curly hair. Ah, beautiful curls, how I love thee! Let me count the ways! I can do anything with the curls that crown the heads of my daughters. For years, I have reveled in the curls, using products like Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercreme and Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding to accentuate the curls. These two products smell good enough to eat and make the curls spring to life when I put their hair in puff balls or leave natural.

But sometimes, a change is nice. And while I’ve always yearned for curls, my daughters have always wanted a change, too—straight hair, for a change.

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Anonymous said...

Love the honesty of this author! We all struggle with accepting what we have and wanting something we don't have.
I am happy that she has accepted what she has, but appreciates and is able to revel in her daughters' curls. They are lucky to have a Mom who will lovingly teach them to appreciate the versatility of their hair while accepting the beauty in others. Loving oneself doesnt need to come at the expense of rejecting someone else!! Love it!!

Anonymous said...

love it!

BreukelensFinest said...

aw i love it! i love when kids are raised in an environment of not just "dealing" with natural hair but embracing, loving and understanding curly hair! nothing makes me sadder than kids with perms. Love it!!

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Anonymous said...

Good article its important as parents to know what is best for our childrens hair and teaching them how to embrace their hair!

Tcurly said...

Very adorable story

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