This post isn't wedding related, but I figure the hair board is the best place to get thoughts on this issue. I have naturally curly hair- we're talking tight, kinky, shirley temple-esque ringlets (I'm Irish). I've been growing it out for a while now, it's between my shoulder blades, but I'm in a dilemma.
I want to be able to wear my hair long, but the field I work in is big on professional appearance- I have never seen another woman lawyer with curly hair, and the few times I've worn it completely down, I felt I wasn't being taken seriously by other attorneys (curly hair being so "cute" and all). I've been experimenting with a hair dryer and hot rollers to try and tame it, give it a more professional look, but I live with a lot of humidity, which means instant frizz ball on my head. My other option is to put it in rollers every night after washing it, but I then end up with controlled ringlets, still not quite the professional look I need. At this point, I'm wearing my hair in a bun just about every day!
I was wondering if there are any other curly haired ladies here, or former curl tops, who have used chemical relaxers or straighteners other than keratin treatments. What were your results like? Did you have any regrets? Were you still able to curl it when you wanted controlled curls? Any thoughts or feedback on experience is appreciated! @panteneexpert