Curly Girl is a book written by some woman. Wait, lemme link to it. She herself has curly hair, and I feel like even so, no one has hair as stupid as mine. So I'm all, sure, woman, you got you some curl, but you don't have POOF! like I do. You don't have HELLO HERE'S MY FRIZZ! like me.
So, yeah, I feel like I have the worst hair on earth. And this Curly Girl author has written a whole book on how to have better curls. I've heard other people talk about it, such as my cousin Katie, who raves about it. I ignored my cousin Katie, however, because she also touts ridiculous things like being kind to people and having an open mind.
However, Ned's sister, who I just saw on the 4th of July, said SHE was doing the Curly Girl and apparently I have a thing where I copy everything Ned's sister does, because LAST time I saw her she was going on about Wen haircare products, and even though I'd tried Wen before, I up and got more. Ned's sister is the kind of person who says her silky curly hair looks terrible when it never ever does. I don't know why I think copying her is gonna work but I am gullible.
I have NOT bought the Curly Girl book, but I am going to, and what makes me sad is she's written this HARD-HITTING, LIFE-CHANGING tome and everyone and their frizzy sister has taken her method and put it on the Internet. I will not do that, because that's terrible, but if you want to be cheap and not spend the $11.17 that this book costs on Amazon, you can Google "Curly Girl Method" and you'll find much of what you need to know.
What I will say is one thing you are supposed to do is dry your hair with a t-shirt and not a terrycloth towel, hence the first picture up there where I am wrapped in my "I'm Barry Effing Gibb and I Survived the Rapture" t-shirt that Faithful Reader Joann sent me. It was the only one I had with long sleeves.
The results will take a few weeks to really show but I assure you I will speak of little else. Congratulations. Yesterday at work, my boss said, "Hey, a bunch of us are going for Mexican, you wanna come?" and I said, "I have to go at lunch and get all silicone-free products, because I'm trying the Curly Girl method."
My boss looked simultaneously bored and worried that I might go on. "This is a very exciting time," I informed him. "You think I should have Ned paged on the golf course? He might be upset that I didn't tell him right away."
Sometimes I feel like my boss goes home and his wife asks, "What'd June do today?" when they sit down to dinner.
So, yay! That's my news! Wake the kids! It's so exciting it'll make your...hair...curl.