Many of us curly-haired ladies have spent a large part of our lives trying to figure out how to straighten our hair. But after a while, lots of us get tired of trying to conform to stupid beauty expectations, and the constantly brittle hair in which blow-dryers and straighteners result, and we say “fuck it, I’m going fucking curly.”
But the Huffington Post would like to take this moment to remind you — and me — that when we let it be curly, our hair looks like shit. In a post entitled “The Worst On-screen Hair Moments In Hollywood,” the site singles out one curly-haired onscreen character and says the following:
“Emma Stone’s wig in ‘The Help’ had her looking as if she had her hand in an electrical socket, not in the rewriting of history.”
Huh! How about that! Would you like to see what HuffPo’s definition of “looking as if she had her hand in an electrical socket” is? Here you go:
That’s so interesting — that’s actually what I would call “very well-coiffed curly hair that hasn’t been beaten into submission by an unforgiving blow-dryer.” Of course, Emma Stone’s character had a whole subplot about how much she hated her hair, and then a come-to-Jesus moment when she finally figured out how to straighten it, praise be!! But even while I was watching that movie, I remember thinking that she didn’t have bad hair — she just had fucking curly hair.
Anyway, I don’t really want to have to start a curly-hair-acceptance movement here, so let’s just all get on board with the fact that some women have curls, and not all of us want to submit to various overheated ceramic objects every morning. OK? Thanks.