The 3 Week Curly Girl Challenge: 1st Commandment
Tracy (Dandelion Mama) committed herself to take the 3 week Curly Girl Challenge. At her website, you can view her hair in all its glory and the transformation that will take place in the next few weeks. After taking her picture, Tracy and her husband laughed at how much her hair resembled Hagrid’s hair, the kind hearted half giant/half wizard from the Harry Potter series.
Tracy is a very brave woman to reveal the true nature of her hair. I too have been traumatized for years from ridicule and comments on my own head of hair, and am learning to accept and embrace its unique qualities. To be fair, I am going to post some pictures of my hair after being brushed. My hair is much shorter than Tracy’s and I have kept it short since my mid 20’s because of my frustration with it. Instead of running off to a dance club tonight, I sacrified my Saturday night activities to brush out my hair. Heaven help my hair if I lived in a humid climate! I imagine if I had the length of Tracy’s hair, we could easily be tagged as Hagrid’s siblings.
I must admit, I have missed the feel of the brush against my scalp. But, after looking at these pictures, I have remembered why I started this curly girl method in the first place. Keep it up Tracy and hooray for Curly Girls!