My hair is something I don't fuss much about because luckily, it is quite easy to handle. I was born with the straightest, pitch black hair that grew all the way down to my mid back. My brother would joke and say that my hair should be used in shampoo, hair flipping commercials. It was a joke that I took as a compliment. Just like any other girl, when we have one thing, we always want the contrary. Meaning, I always wanted curly hair. It wasn't easy for me though since my hair was pin straight, hot rollers and curling irons don't work on my head of hair. I would sit patiently and mind every move I make when my mom help me set the hot rollers in so I don't mess up the temporary wish of having black locks. After an hour of waiting, I let my hair down from the heat and, *drum roll* - hello straight hair!
After that time, my mom took me to the hair salon and I got my first 6 hour sit in front of a big lit up mirror with people dressed in hip black clothes walking around pushing their handy equipment charts around which stored their own mini suitcase of scissors. From then on, I was attached to my curly hair.
I check into the hair salon every half a year. I would get a cut with layers and then ask for a set perm for my whole head. My hair through the first week after the perm will be extra curled but that will be the confirmation that your money spent didn't go to waste because the curls will last for at least 6 months.
This is the 6 month mark for me and I am feeling ready for a fresh length and perm!