I remember the first hair tool I ever had. It was a hand-me-down Conair straightener that had definitely seen better days. I spend my childhood so envious of girls with pin straight hair and didn’t understand how I got stuck with what I had. The problem wasn’t that I hated curls, it was that I hated frizz – and volume – and knotty, matted hair that took hours to comb through and seemed to have a personality of its own.
I spent hours holding my beloved Conair to my roots and slowly moving down to the ends of my long hair. I literally would hold the straightener on my hair until the steam coming from the device was so intense I thought my hair would fall out. What resulted was usually something that looked like a teased lion, but I held hope – that one day there would be tools to help me accomplish what I wanted.
And that day came. For someone with unruly hair, buying quality tools is essential to getting looks you want. My curls have grown on me over time, but only because I now always have options and these tools are the reason…