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Going on holiday and the proceeding weeks (not my usual regular shoot after shoot kind of weeks) have led me to a realisation, somewhat of a (hair) epiphany, if you like.

I LOVE my locks WILD like my spirit!

Curls suit my character and whilst my mind-of-its-own mane was super straight as a child until the dreaded pubescent hormones kicked in at 13, a catalyst to waves first then full-on curly mode, just like my Mama’s before me, I’ve spent a LONG time (35 years long) blow drying the heck out of it. And now I can see I was ironing out its personality. My personality.

That’s not to say I don’t enjoy experimenting with my locks. I really do and always will. Like make-up and fashion, the way I look on any given day reflects a moment in time, trends, my mood, an occasion- and I’ll sculpt, straighten and put it up when I feel like…but for the most part I’m just going to let it be free (and by free I mean mammoth, long, natural curls with a little help from my friends John Freida and his Frizz Ease products of course).

Because guess what? I feel totally myself when it’s one big, curly cascade that takes me back to my roots (literally) and have noticed it softens my face and simply, suits me.

And I’m all for doing me and you doing you.

The only question I have is why it’s taken me 35 years to get here. To feeling this way.

A little bit like accepting my body and who I am: I’m surprising myself every day, folks. I’m finding that the things I once assumed were flaws might actually be strengths and in some cases, a thing of beauty.

And just like that, I feel like a grown-up.

 

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6 Responses

  1. Rach

    Your hair is A MA ZING! I am so jel of it. I have naturally frizzy hair and have to rely upon hair straighteners if I want it to resemble any sort of sleekness! Hence why it’s so short! If I could have anyones hair it would be yours! Gorge. #brillblogposts
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  2. Babes about Town

    And you are bloody gorgeous either way my darling. But don’t ever go too straight, we love you wild and free and a little bit twisted hehe 😉 Hair can be such a weird thing to get hung up on, but I know that since the liberating days of shaving my head completely to now rocking my fro or head wrap, I might straighten or long braids on occasion although will never go back to the chemical prison of relaxers. Not that I will come down too hard on people who do the whole relaxing, straightening, blow drying, extensions etc thang either. Like you said, you do you, however that looks! x
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  3. Mel

    Your hair is gorgeous and I agree: those locks are too perfect to be ironed or straightened. x
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