Y’all, I’m sorry to compound my extended absence from blogging (while I was preparing for, and then attending, this conference) by having my first return post be about not children’s books, but that other topic of much interest here, straight-haired people’s misapprehensions about curly hair. But I just got a haircut, and it kind of sucks.
It’s just… overly fluffy. And, like, why?
My theory is that straight-haired people who love curly hair do so for entirely wrong reasons, from a curly perspective. They envy us our volume, whereas every curly-haired woman I know has spent her life trying to make her hair less voluminous. This leads to incompatible desires between our straight-haired ‘dressers and we with the curls.
Or, as my friend Anna said more simply (if plaintively) upon seeing me yesterday, “Why do they always do that to us?”