I was fresh out of creative juices…
so… I chose to photograph my favorite thing about me, my hair.
I grew up in the 60’s with all the l-o-n-g, super straight hair being “in”. Even at that time my hair was not curly, simply wavy. It got curlier as I got older.
Many years ago I decided to try growing it long. At the time it was slightly longer than shoulder length. The Patriarch has always liked long hair. I has always wanted long hair. My mom kept it on the shorter side, she didn’t think it would ‘curl’… it does! 🙂
It is actually easy to care for. The only time I brush or comb it is right after I wash it. I NEVER use shampoo… don’t be grossed out now, it IS clean. What do I use? Cream rinse only. I ‘scrub’ it around with my fingertips, comb out, rinse and then ‘scrunch’ it kind-of dry. Curly girls should NEVER use shampoo. Our hair is quite dry, hence the NEED to use the cream rinse only.
Curly hair also requires a different kind of cutting, which is DRASTICALLY different than cutting straight hair. You NEVER pull curly hair straight to cut it!! You cut each curl separately. Since I know NO ONE who can cut my hair like that…
I cut my own hair. You can read more about curly hair in a great book, “Curly Girls”.
You can go here for details and to see other photos… at your own discretion!
Blessings, ~Mrs. R (aka Aunt Mae)