CUNNING OR STRAIGHT?
Like most blacks in the 80s, I got my first relaxer in elementary school. I never thought about it twice until I was over thirty, when my daughter was a toddler: she has a head of thick, lush spirals and she hated them. She wanted her hair to be straight, “like Rapunzel’s and Mom’s.” Devastating! I stopped relaxing and never came back. How could I teach my daughter to love her curls when I straightened mine to oblivion?
When air-drying, I always dry it a little first with the Conair volume diffuser attachment. It gives my types of thin curls a lot of hair, dimensions and sexy curls – I like a little blowing when my hair is curly. I feel disco-y.
For years, I could only blow in salons because I couldn’t achieve smooth enough edges at home. The Kiposi pencil, flat iron, makes my exhausts look professional. It is super skinny and perfect for catching tiny baby hair.