Queen Diary: Hair

I have always worn my hair long and straight. I always just ran a brush through it and then headed out the door in the morning. I would never put it up, not even for science labs. I didn’t like the feeling of the hair tie pulling on my scalp or how cold my ears would get. However, now that I’m a sophomore in college my perspective has changed.

I realize that hair is a huge part of one’s appearance. Finding a hairstyle that makes you happy can boost your confidence, just like how finding a cute dress that fits can boost your self-esteem. Hair is not only a part of your appearance, it’s also a part of your body. It’s important to take care of your hair and keep it healthy in the same way it’s important to take care of your body.  I think being healthy and feeling better about yourself is something that everyone has the right to experience.

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I have always let convenience dictate my hair style. I never put that much thought into how I could use my hair as a tool to express myself. I was never in control of whether my hair was poofy or flat, I was just stuck with whatever I woke up with. Now I want to have control over my own hair and my own body. I did some research and learned about how my hair was dried out. Once I learned how to moisturize my hair and make it flexible again I decided to start experimenting with new styles.

I knew that changing up my look would be a challenge. I had never been to a hair dresser before I came to GW and really did not have any prior knowledge about styling hair, but I was ready to take on this new challenge. So, after playing around for 2 hours with a set of curlers my older sister gave me, got results I liked. Below is a combined before and after picture (the differences in color are just a trick of the light).

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Truly in the end, it’s just hair. If you can’t reverse results, you can just cut it or grow it out. Don’t be afraid to try out a new look – you may discover something you like that you wouldn’t have otherwise!


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