IF YOU ARE A FRESHMAN IN HIGH SCHOOL RIGHT NOW I ADVISE YOU TO DO YOUR BEST SERIOUSLY I THOUGHT HIGH SCHOOL WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN AND I DIDN’T DO SHIT AND NOW MY C’S ON MY FRESHMAN REPORT CARDS ARE KILLING ME IN MY COLLEGE APPS AND I WISH SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME TO DO BETTER SO PLEASE LISTEN TO ME IF YOU ARE A FRESHMAN GOOD GRADES ARE COOL
I have naturally wavy/curly hair. When I was around 13, my mother told me I should start to straighten my hair, because it looks much nicer straight. I suppose I agreed with her, but didn’t really give it much thought. So I started to straighten my hair, and kept on doing that for a while.
Around Sophomore year, I decided that I actually like my waves, and that straightening my hair was too much work (and also really bad for my hair..) so I started to wear my hair the way it was naturally.
My mom always complained that I looked “shabby” with my wavy hair. I would just shrug my shoulders and say, “This is my actual, real hair mom. I like my hair the way it is. What do you want me to say?”
Sometimes I did listen to my mom’s request to straighten my hair, though.
I would straighten my hair whenever we had an important family event or the like and my mother requested I “try to look nice”, but other then that, I kept it wavy.
Now I’m at the point where I’m just like, “Screw it, my waves are nice and pretty and I don’t care what my mother says! I like my hair.” My flat iron is at the bottom of my drawer, buried under a ton of stuff, and that’s where it’ll stay. I never use it anymore.
And it’s funny, because my hair isn’t the only thing my mother tried to convince me to keep straight, before I realized it was too much effort and not worth my time.