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I have always alternated between blow drying my hair & wearing it curly. I also, for the most part, have tried my very best to avoid damaging my hair, regardless of how I styled it. Yet, I never fully embraced my curls the way that I embraced my blown out hair. For me, the best way to explain how curly hair should be handled & cared for is to compare it to a child. Most children can accomplish tremendous feats all on their own. However, with the proper encouragement & guidance, a child can be nourished to be a fearless leader & even conquer the world. That is how I see curls. Curls, kinks, wavy hair, & fros are all show-stoppers! I know this from experience. I’ve had strangers stop me & compliment me & I’ve look at them as though they had 3 heads! In my mind, I look crazy but in their eyes they see something beautiful! Giving our curly hair the proper care & maintenance, seeing beyond our hair & working on what we have inside of our hearts, & taking the time to get to know some of the other women behind all their curly hair is something truly special. With that said, I am grateful to be in the presence of some gorgeous & inspirational women (friends that I’ve had since elementary & even before that, my irreplaceable family members, & my beautiful new friends who I cherish very much). The curly hair community hasn’t had the proper support for like, um, EVER! I remember being young & being afraid to wet my hair at the beach or pool because I didn’t want my hair to frizz & be the center of any jokes! Boy, have I come a long way. This has much to do with who we surround ourselves with & I’m so blessed to have married a man who loves me regardless of how I look. He somehow finds beauty in everything that I am & in everything that I do. At last, this 4’11", Puerto Rican, 42 year old woman is getting to know herself more & more thanks to the rebels & the groundbreakers. Like I always say, I hope that I inspire AT LEAST one beautiful soul.