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Straight Hair vs. Curly Hair!
Women are often defined by their hair. 'She has a redhead personality, the woman with the straight shiny hair, that curly headed woman.' Of course we all know that women with straight hair, long to have a head full of romantic curls that attract every eye when she walks into the room. Just as women with curly hair would kill to have thick straight hair that blows in the wind and appears to look perfect right out of the shower.
Women with either, know there are pros and cons to both. Straight hair, when looked at under a microscope, is round, therefore giving it the greatest possiblitlity to be strong and durable, while curly hair, when closely evaluated is flat, therefore making it more delicate and susceptible to breakage. Straight hair can look limp and oily, while curly hair can look wild and dry. So which one is bad and which one is good? Neither... and both. There is no perfect hair, only fabulous hair solutions.
The good news is that we women can virtually do anything we want with our hair. Just look at Oprah. One day her hair is flowing past her shoulders and blows in the slightest of breezes, and the next she has a head full of curls bobbing around her face!
This is one of those great prerogatives of being a woman. When lye and sulfur based solutions were discovered to be able to break down a carbohydrate bond in the hair, and make it susceptible to take on a new shape, after reforming the carbohydrate bond with a hydrogen peroxide solution, women have enjoyed the changes that having both curly or straightened hair can give, as Chris Rock so humorously reveals in his hilarious film: Good Hair.
Ceramic straightening irons and curling hot irons have given a new freedom to woman wanting only a temporary change without chemicals. When in doubt, a head full of rollers, either tiny ones for curl, or beer cans for a smooth bounce, will enhance a new look without using chemicals or direct heat. And when all else becomes too challenging, wigs have taken on a whole new personality, from something with a funky color like pink or green hair, to an instant change in length or a style you won't have to wake up with the next day.
Whatever your chosen style, color, or hair solution, we thought it would be fun to share a 'Good hair photo, or Bad hair photo with us, and our other readers on Facebook. Then, if 'misery loves company' is your motto, maybe you will find a little company among the collection to make you feel better; or if you believe that 'envy can plant the seeds to inspire others to try a change', then give us your most fabulous Good hair photo and see what comments you.
Who knows, you just might find your next cut or color choice among the photos shared!
Photo by Claudia