what did I do?
I was just looking over some pics of my hair from the past years and I wondered, “What in the world did I do to my hair back then to make it look that good?!” If I could only get my hair to look like that for my wedding day, I would be perfectly satisfied!
Was it because I was using a different conditioner then? Was it because the water I was using was different? Was it the way I dried it? I sure wish I could remember exactly what I did on that particular day to get such great curls! Ok, I know part of it is because I was taking much better care of my hair back then. Having a full-time job keeps me from having the time to sit around the house wearing deep conditioning treatments! lol Maybe that’s all it was. Maybe it really doesn’t depend so much on the right product, but just giving it the attention it needs. Maybe my hair really isn’t all that different now – maybe I just get jealous and dissatisfied from looking at pictures of women with shiny perfectly springy curls, hoping and imagining that I could make my hair look like that somehow. Looking back over the old pics of my growth progress, I remembered that back then I was just happy that it was long! It was such a journey for me to go from being tired of my hair, ready to chop off a foot of it, and losing length from breakage, to thoroughly enjoying and loving my hair and seeing it begin to steadily gain length. I was always experimenting with recipes and products. I guess it has sort of gotten old for me now and I’m subconsciously looking for a new and exciting discovery. I need to stop obsessing and just enjoy it the way it is. I mean, my hair looked fabulous back then and I certainly wasn’t obsessing over it (well, not the curl anyway).