Having curly hair for most of my life, it’s been an uphill battle towards appreciating my ringlets. I would cry and cry as a child, asking my mom why my hair was so different than all the other girls at school. As a teenager, I’d love using a flat iron to straighten my hair, until I finally got it Japanese straightened. Four times.
Japanese straightening is the only straightening mechanism that will keep tough curly hair straight and frizz free (until roots start growing in). It doesn’t fade or wash out over time, and can only be reversed by growing out your hair.
Not long after the fourth and most recent time I did this process did I began missing my curls. I’ve realized that my hair supports my personality, and I feel more comfortable when I let my natural curls go free.
For the past year, I’ve been growing out my Japanese straightening, patiently waiting for my curls to come back. We all know curly hair seems to grow super slowly, so here are my 5 tips to growing out your Japanese straightening.
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