The Price Of “Going Straight”

I was born with naturally curly hair thanks to a beautiful combination of an African American father and a Native American mother. I absolutely love my curly mane! And the bigger it is the more I love it as it acts as my musical theme song for entering a room in grand style LOL (the diva in me).

But every now and then I get the urge to go straight.

Now, for all my fellow curly girls out there, you know what a tremendous feat this can be, especially if you try to do it yourself.

I have tried this several times and the outcome was not desirable in the least. So, like most, I make the trek to a professional who can turn my curly q’s straight with no problem. But make no mistake about it, the cost will be high (and I don’t mean dollars).

In order to achieve these “straight” results, I have to surrender to what I call “Bertha.” Bertha will work wonders for me but I will pay the price by sitting for a minimum of one hour with what feels like a 30 pound helmet on my head as it blows out heat that’s so hot, I have to wear ear covers.

Shout out to those who are quite familiar with “Bertha”…

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In the end, I’m happy with the results even if it’s short term as my curly q’s will reappear in less than two days. But it’s all good. I just pay ole Bertha another visit and I’ll be straight again!


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