Where it all began... / by Andrea Lemonds

Four years ago, my hair world changed because of a book, Curly Girl: The Handbook by Lorraine Massey.  I have natural wavy hair and the journey this book started me on has had a lasting impact. A statistic that stood out to me from this book is that "An estimated 65 percent (possibly more) of women have curly or wavy hair." Take a moment to let that sink in...more than half of the female population on the earth has some sort of texture in their hair.  And yet we live in a smooth hair culture (at least, that is the prevailing texture I see around me).  When you truly understand what you do have, you can take care of it better (wavy, curly or straight)...and that goes for anything in life.  It's true that often we do not understand what we have until it is gone. But what happens when we do understand? We come to a point where we have to decide whether or not we want to climb the hill to get it back.  What is something really worth to us?  We all have our priorities.

My journey of wavy hair understanding has brought me peace. If you have texture in your hair, I hope the same for you wherever you are in your hairy journey.