Hi all, just want to say hi to all of you
I'm an Asian wavy, living in hot and humid place. I did not know anyone who has waves except 2 Geman/Chinese mixed kids. I thought I just have bad hair since puberty, I never thought that my hair is not straight. Most people here are born with straight hair, curly/wavy hair is thought to be “Caucasian hair”.
For years I have been straightening my hair chemically. Some years ago I gave up heat tool and stopped color treatment, hoping that would make my hair “better”. I also started using silicone and sulfate free shampoo and conditioner, coconut oil as deep conditioner. I use boar bristle brush to brush 100 strokes a day religiously. But my hair never behave like my friends’ perfect straight hair.
I stumbled across this site and started to wonder. Since I had been using solely CG friendly products anyway, so one night after shower I just didn’t brush my hair, and instead of rubbing my hair I scrunched the water out. And I realized that since puberty I have wavy hair! It was barely very loose 1C-2A, but now they’re slowly becoming more defined.
There are still many things I don’t understand and learning. Like I never did PT in my whole life, and I thought I haven’t used heat tool or colour my hair, it shouldn’t be damaged or lack protein. I did a strand test and found my hair stretching, so did my first gelatine PT in my life, the result was so amazing. I bought my first diffuser (100% humidity is real here, you start to smell mildew if you don’t blow dry), and I start to see spiral bouncy waves. I learned to diy my hair product which I enjoy doing that a lot.
Of course, most days are still not that great hair day, I still have a lot of frizz that don’t want to obey. But now every time I look at the mirror, I don’t see that I have strange imperfect not-quite-straight hair. Now I see big crazy wild waves that I can identify as who I am. Now whenever someone asks me why I don’t straighten my hair, I can explain and not feel like a freak!