31 October 2006

Curing Curlyhair-itis

Since the dawn of my existence, I've been blessed with slightly curly hair but cursed with tough locks. Until today, I cannot afford to let my hair grow too long because I will wake up every morning with an afro and everytime I comb it to the left it will curl its way to the right.

It's not too curly, which actually compounds the problem because I'm neither here nor there. I can't use hair styles for straight hair because the curls will make it look cheap, but I also can't do curly hair styles because it's not wavy enough.

However, salvation appeared in the form of Wellastrate. Wellastrate is a hair straightening cream that allows DIY-ers like myself to straighten their hair without forking out more than RM100 to a hair salon. I never knew a product like Wellastrate existed until a family friend recommended it.

One package cost me RM33.30, and from my estimation it can be used for 2-3 applications. I used it last Saturday, but instead of applying it to my whole head I just did the sides and front, which is where my hair is most curly. I left the back untouched because the curls at the tip actually add some value to my style.

All in all, I would say it worked very well. There were some parts where it's still a little bit curly, but I think that's because I didn't apply it thoroughly enough. However, its chemical composition is quite similar to colour dyes, and therefore it's damaging to the hair and I'll refrain from using it too often.

These days I've been experimenting with plenty of new styles, especially spiky ones because it is no longer in danger of twisting its way out of my grip whenever I pull it up. The best part of the deal is that when I miss my curls, I just have to go for a haircut.

Anyone else have experience with hair straightening products?

2 comments:

ShaZaReenE said...

I've been cursed or blessed with not-so-curly-but-not-so-straight hair since i was a kid... not unline yours la...
It grows up (like marge simpson) and not down as it should...
anyways, I've had some experience with Wellastraight... The key is not to forget the neutralizer (keeps em' straighter longer) because otherwise it will screw things up... I find that i leaves your hair a little wiry after some time... anyways, nothing you don't already know I am sure... just wanted to add that you might want to think on investing on some hair iron (or perm or whatever you call it) it a DIY thing also lah... you can touch up every morning and have straight hair also... it makes it more shiny and less frizzy... simple ones shouldn;t cost more that rm70...
good luck with the hair...
I've saved myself from all the fuss and keep mine short (almost bald) ala2 crew la...
you should post some pictures of your hairstyles lah...

ShaZaReenE said...

dun mean to spam... just wanted to apologize for the horrible grammar...