We run literally thousands of posts on Mamamia over a 12 month period and we’ve collated the most popular 20 of 2014 to count down as we bring in the new year.
Here’s number 16, a space to share the woes of having naturally curly hair.
I blame Kylie Minogue.
The year was 1988 and every girl in my class was sporting a spiral perm. There I sat, also with a head of curls but with one distinct difference – mine was natural.
So desperate was I though to be part of the defined curl brigade, I saved every penny I could and naïvely turned up to the hairdressers and requested a “spiral perm”. It was not to be the last time I would be laughed out of a hairdressing salon, but it certainly was my first.
“Honey, you already HAVE curly hair that (she wiggled her manicured, skinny finger at my head) cannot be permed!”
I’ve learned a lot about naturally curly hair since that day and following are the struggles only those of us who share this genetic
curse trait can truly understand:
1. People continuously ask you if your hair is ‘naturally curly’?
Oh no, no. I always go to the hairdresser and ask for them to transport me back to 1988. Do you honestly think I’d spend money to look like this?