The End of the Knot

Beanie just walked in the room and said “Mom! You’re hair’s CRAZY!”. Funny. I had just taken it down from it’s perpetual “knot” on top of my head and shaken out the mess of nappy curls. It’s not a pretty thing. It was also apropos that he should comment, as I’m considering a challenge given me by Jen at Mythbuster Beauty.

Jen has challenged me to love my curls. I don’t. I hate them. They are messy, nappy, inconsistent, and I always feel like a wild woman when I let ’em go curly. Usually, my hair is in the Knot simply because I don’t know what else to do. Occasionally I’ll blow it out and it’s lovely- I get tons of compliments- but if there’s any humidity at all, it’s POOF city, and all that work is up in smoke. To anyone who doesn’t have curly hair, I’m speaking Greek, but there it is.


The picture above is a glamorous version of the Knot. (it is me) Also, of how my kids usually see me, but that’s another issue. Don’t get on my bad side.

So, Jen has given me a three-week challenge. She swears if I follow her rules, in three weeks I will love my hair, and my life will be transformed. Well, OK, maybe I made up the transformed part, but I can always hope. It’s time to end the three decade hate-affair with my hair.

You might also want to check out Jen’s awesome site. She reviews cosmetics and make-up and has somehow managed to get companies to send her beauty products FREE just so she’ll write reviews. Can you imagine? How freakin’ cool is that? Here’s the best part (besides how cool she is- and Fried Green Wednesdays)- she gives stuff away all the time! Go check her out– and win some Tarte make up this month!

17 thoughts on “The End of the Knot

  1. I’m interested in how this goes for you. I read her post this morning and clicked over the the naturally curly site. Very cool. I think Peanut may continue to be a curly girl so I’m preparing. I already bought some curly hair shampoo for her a while ago and I think it’s made a difference. good luck! I can’t wait to see how it all goes.

  2. Whats that they say…the girls with curly hair want straight hair and the girls with straight hair want it curly, or is it the blondes want brown hair and if you have brown hair you want to have blonde hair. Maybe I’m thinking thatso those are some words to a song, who knows! Good luck with the challenge!

  3. What’s the saying again… the grass is always greener. I have straight hair, dead straight hair. I can use a curling iron on it but unless I use half a can of hairspray it never stays. If it’s humid out, then forget about it. I’ve even had perms that don’t take. I say embrace the curl because some of us can’t.

  4. I totally know what you mean about the curly hair, especially the humidity thing I wear mine in a pony tail most of the time so I don’t have to bother with it. Since living in VA, I have only tried to wear my hair “straight” a few times and it doesn’t last very well. Maybe I should check out this challenge. 🙂

  5. I have a long-running hate-hate relationship with my thick, curly hair. I’m trying to win myself over, but it’s taking a while. For now, I just don’t look in the mirror.

  6. I have long straight slick hair, and would love it if it STAY in a knot. I have to twist and turn and yank and secure in order to put it up. And yes, I do this every day, too. I’ve always wanted thick curly hair too. Oh if only we could trade long enough for us to appreciate what God gave us…

  7. Can’t wait to hear how your 3 week challenge goes, good luck.
    I also have a love/hate relationship with my hair. When I was younger I had super sraight hair. It took sleeping in those pink foam curlers at night and then maybe with a can of hair spray my hair might stay curly through almost all of church. My mom even tried the rag thing with my hair, no luck. Then I moved to ID and then WA and there must have been something in the air and it started to get a little wavy, I could still blow-dry it out with minimal effort, then I moved to Ut and even more wave, more time with a blow dryer. Now after a move back to Idaho I can’t get it to be all straight to save my life. But yet it’s not truly curly either. It drives me crazy. Maybe I need to try to “love” my hair too.

  8. I read about your plight on Jen’s webpage – I am a 3A curly girl, I’ve been doing the Curly Girl routine since just before Christmas. You will have ups and downs, but in the end, it will be worth it. I think my hair was pretty healthy before I started, so the change I’ve seen is minimal, but I can definitely tell my hair is healthier and happier! And my stylist complimented me on how healthy it looked!

    It sounds like you and I have VERY similar problems with our hair (I get build up very badly, and our curl type seems similar, other than my hair is super fine). If you have any questions or need other input, feel free to get in touch with me, I have come up with some solutions to those problems that help me big time! I would be happy to recommend any products you are looking for.

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  10. Please send me any of your tips, products or stategies as well. Here’s to Curly Girls!

    3 of my 5 daughters are straight haired and I love them too.

  11. What do you do when your hair isn’t straight nor curly (like mine)…I just go for the messy ponny (basically every day)…Can’t wait to hear more on your challenge!

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