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The Taming of The Curl



1963 Sandra

…i was created with curly hair so WHY… can anyone tell me .. have i tried to straighten my hair for the last 43 years?


1967 c Sandra with Mum & other

….everyone in school seemed to have straight hair and there I was with a halo of curls…..my Mum even put my hair in pin curls and rags at night-time {to be fair,i think she thought it would help} and i would get up in the morning to a Shirley Temple look-alike staring back in the mirror!!

Maybe it’s because I’m a 60’s child…straight fringes, bob hair cuts

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when I was old enough to use an iron…..i tried to sandwich it between brown paper and iron it straight……it worked for the ends but i couldn’t sandwich my head between brown paper so there was a mass of curls close to my head with the ends of my hair sticking straight out with singed ends.


I used weird contraptions to tame the frizz     [who had one of these in the 70’s?].i walked miles around the living room hoping that when the hood was removed I magically had straight hair??…..maybe i should do it now and combine hair drying and loosing weight.


1981 10b Sandra pose 2

is it a coincidence that I trained as a hairdresser and learnt how to straighten my hair?


…my husband David has always loved my hair curly, he’s watched me over the years run for cover at the first sign of moisture in the air..spend hours preparing my tresses only to step out of the door and feel the “ping” as each strand of hair jump back into its stubborn curl!!


I’ve straightened my hair with heat hot enough to melt the end of the hair dryer [yes that did happen!!]….my Dad used to say the electricity bill was much less when I left home.{i think he was right, sorry Dad xx}


I’ve bought enough potions and lotions to contend with those notions of taming and controlling those curls that keep rolling.


I stand before you a confessed ‘curly control freak’…i’m letting go curl by curl..i cant promise to have hung up my hairdryer for good or that i wont have “straight hair days”

But I am going to really try to be the “curly hair me” that God Created me to be.

and If you have any recommendations for curly hair products that will enhance the curl and tame the frizz PLEASE PLEASE let me know.

Sandra xx


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15 thoughts on “The Taming of The Curl

  1. Oh Sandra, we love your curls. They’re part of who you are. No taming needed x


  2. Sandra, I also have recently come to the conclusion that I need to embrace my curls. I always envied my sister who had poker straight hair but paid to get it permed… needless to say her perms were rarely a success and we’re just a mass of frizz. Lovely post! Libby x


  3. I feel your pain but I’m not ready to let go yet ha ha.
    Ditto on the hair products 🙏🏼


  4. Hi Sandra

    You are just perfect the way you are curly hair and all.

    Hope to see you at the QFC meeting at the end of this month – if it’s on????


    Anne x


  5. You have gorgeous hair Sandra, and I with my short fine hair am so envious. You are lovely inside and out –
    curly hair too – so never change we love you just the way you are xx


  6. Anne Scott xx


  7. Oh, Sandra. I love your curly hair. It’s glorious!!


  8. Awwww Sandra, such a lovely article and pics!! You’re such a gorgeous person inside and out! Can totally identify, I inherited thick frizzy hair from my mum but without the benefit of her proper curls, since having Azzurra my curls have blossomed! I can hang up my straighteners until a special occasion. I hope to join the curly club now too as well as mum club! I will ask my mum what she uses and let you know as her curls are particularly fab lately!


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