Catch Those Waves

During Middle School, basically my entire grade had straight hair. I'm not one for following the trends of my school, but I really didn't realize that I had quite wearable curly hair because I was so focused on getting it straight. I had probably 15 different straightening shampoos in my possession. Anyways, this past year especially, I've started to just leave my hair how it is, curls in tact. I've found that it's easier to style, less damaging, and thanks to not so much heat styling, my hair is much longer! Anyways, here's a shoot I did with my good friend Isa- and we're both sporting our naturally wavy hair! I hope you enjoy!
In about 6 months, it's gotten so ridiculously long- I love it at this length but I suppose it's time for a haircut. It's starting to take over 24 hours to dry. My hair is seriously thick, but luckily in the summer it gets a bit thinner naturally, which is nice so I don't get too overheated.
Isa has such great curls! She has smaller and more precise (for lack of a better word) curls. She recently dip-dyed it purple and I think its so much fun to do that in the summertime! It will also look nice as it fades in the fall- her hair will look sort of reverse ombre!
Here's a shot of my new burlap Toms which I can't stop wearing! I wear out my shoes really quickly so I know these won't last long with me wearing them as much as I am, but I can't help it! They are ridiculously comfortable, but more unique for Toms because of the burlap. I really loved them because of the neutral color-they match basically everything- but add texture to outfits in a snap!
I'm loving Isa's tank from Old Navy.
This picture is gorgeous! Her hair looks great- I couldn't believe it was natural when I first met her!
My orange top is from Madewell and shorts are Banana Republic. Belt is Vintage and hoops are Sundance.
Isa is one of the people that inspired me to start wearing my hair curly more often. She barely straightens her hair- and when I say barely, I mean after knowing her for over a year, I've seen it straight once. And really, I have no idea what I was thinking avoiding waves! They'll add a different mood to your outfit and let you get away with wearing a pretty basic outfit and bring the focus to your hair.
I learned to embrace my curly hair, but just because your hair is straight doesn't mean it's sub-par! There are reasons hair straighteners sell out so quickly- smooth hair looks great and soft and I have to admit, it helps your morning hair routine not be so legnthly!
Here's a little bird's eye view on my hair. I wasn't lying when I said it was thick!
However your hair is, embrace it. Don't bother changing how it looks- all hair, no matter how curly, frizzy, or pin-straight has it's major pro's. Your only job is to enhance it!
What is your favorite hairstyle that flaunts your natural texture?


  1. I have really thick and curly hair too! It can be really annoying sometimes! I think I have a love-hate relationship with it! I love it because you can do lots of different lengths and textures! I hate it becuase I can't do Tavi's beehive, and when I try to do a single braid down my back, it's nearly impossible! I love the shot of your hair on the grass! Very cute!
    wow that was a long comment!

    1. Thanks Maren! Curly hair can be quite a challenge but in the end it is really rewarding!


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