When I was little I really wanted straight hair. It didn’t help that people made fun of me at school for my frizzy hair. In middle school I woke up early every morning to straighten my hair. One morning, I burnt myself with the straightening iron and said to myself enough is enough. I went to school with hair half straight and half curly… and of course I got made fun of by the popular girls.
Since then I haven’t ever done much with my hair. I wash and condition it and either put it in braids or let it air dry. However my hair ends up looking when it is dry is how I wear it. The amazing part is I always get tons of compliments on my hair.
Yes, for special events like my wedding I do get my hair done but 99.9% of the time I let my hair go on with it’s frizzy self. When I get compliments and people ask me what I do I just say “nothing”.
Occasionally, I do get insults from jealous haters. They say my hair is not fashionable because it’s not straight and covered in hair spray.
When this happens I love to tell them about Diane von Furstenberg’s cover picture for Interview magazine. I would try to tell you the story but she says it best in an interview for Harper’s Bazaar.
“One day in 1976, I did a picture for the cover of Interview.And I had my hair very straight, blown out, and so we did the shoot, we shot the picture. And then my friend the photographer said, “Now wet your hair.” And I said, “What do you mean? I can’t wet my hair.” And he said, “I just want to try something.” And my hair was superfrizzy, and of course that’s what ran on the cover, and that’s how I’ve worn it since.”
Above is the cover that ran. I think she looks so hot in it!!! She also has some fun things to say about wrinkles.
“I’m so attracted to women with wrinkles. I think the pendulum is going to go the other way. For men, it was always more beautiful. And I’m not saying you want to look like Louise Bourgeois or Georgia O’Keeffe, but still, it’s … it’s better to be you. To try to keep a young body — that’s getting very difficult…I don’t like when women try to be something that they’re not. I don’t like anything that’s forced.”
Here she is 30 plus years later frizzy hair and all. When I heard this story it made me love her designs even more and when people insult my hair I always say, “Diane von Furstenberg has frizzy hair and she is FAB!”.
Last week I wasn’t feeling so glam and The Husband showed me this video. It cheered me up and I love that the lead singer is rocking his frizzy hair.
So whether you have short, long, straight, frizzy, grey, black, red, brown, blond, green, purple, or any other kind of hair be confident about it and remember you can’t be a trendsetter unless you are unique and nothing is more unique and rare then just being you!