So, an online publication has recently asked me to share my words about curly hair. As you know, I was originally motivated to write The Curly Hair Book: Or How Men Can Now Rock Their Waves, Coils And Kinks so as to fight the plethora of empty words and nonsensical diva wisdom that abounds anything to do with curly hair care. Thus, I cherish every opportunity that I have to spread the message of my awesome mane concept and inspire and motivate men with all kinds of shapely hair to finally embrace and rock their waves, coils and kinks.
Today, I sat down on the armchair that I have in one of my gardens, admired and enjoyed the sound of nature, contemplated the sea view, and started writing about curly hair and why curls rock. I simply wrote for the joy of it and came up with a little summary of how I personally envision the big picture of curly hair. Ergo, I might as well publish it here at Manly Curls, thus below is a summary of what I wrote as it was intended to an unknowing audience.
The picturesque setting I use for my literary inspiration (including my ramblings!)
When people think of curly hair, they think of puffy unruly waves, coils and kinks. Truth is, curly hair has a distinct expressive nature that is unique to each person. However, curly hair takes some experience, and sometimes drama, to learn how to ultimately manage it, which is why most curly men prefer to buzz their curls and why the vast majority of curly women prefer to straighten their curvy manes.
With curly hair and in terms of its management, there are 2 main issues that are universal to both women and men: dryness and tangling. Curly hair has a propensity to be dry and be lacking in moisture; the best remedy for this issue is to ensure the proper moisturizing of the hair via the use of conditioners, endogenous sebum and external oils while ensuring a proper hair-cleaning routine. With regards to the issue of tangling, it is imperative to keep the curls smooth and “slippery”; essentially, the curls should be coated in a film of one’s own sebum and conditioning agents so as to discourage the tangling and matting of the locks. In fact, and like I write in The Curly Hair Book, dry hair magnifies the inherent propensity of one’s curls to tangle, hence dryness and tangling are 2 issues that must be addressed holistically via the use of appropriate hair care measures, which I categorize and label in my book as proactive and reactive measures.
Altogether, curly hair is a double-edged sword for it can look awful or it can look great. Moreover, curly hair is expressed in a multitude of types, meaning that one’s curly hair will require a somewhat-different grooming and caring approach than the curly hair of the next person. This is why I always stress to curly haired men and women to know their hair in its natural state and to “listen” to their waves, coils and kinks when manipulating them. Overall, and regardless of one’s already experience with his hair, I emphasize through my blogs and book the self-embracing of one’s curly hair so as to use the built self-positivity through this follicular trait to enhance one’s overall life.
Curls rock! Enough said.
All the best.