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Cheating for Curls

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My business is growing and work in the modeling industry has picked up for me significantly, so I’m all about convenience and low maintenance. I’m also big on saving time because time is money.

I must admit, I miss my curls. I get my hair done at a salon once a week, but I don’t always have the time to sit under a dryer and wait for my curls to set.

I decided it was time to take a trip to my favorite wig shop and pick up a new and improved curly wig. I know it sounds like I’m cheating for curls, but trust me when I tell you—I still represent the curly community in the most positive way.

Wig shopping can be fun. You get to see yourself in so many different looks; it’s almost like having multiple personalities. I love it, although sometimes it’s hard for me to make a choice because I tend to look good in most wigs. Not to brag or anything, but I have what they call a “wig face,” meaning I can wear a variety of wigs while still maintaining a natural look. Everyone can’t wear wigs. Some women tend to look like men when they throw on a wig. Not a good look, unless you want to look like a man. The Asian woman who runs the wig shop I go to is very nice, accommodating, and honest in her opinions of how a wig should look when it is on. I tried on a few curly wigs, and I finally found one I loved. It looked natural, blended with my skin tone and could easily be styled. I walked out of that wig shop feeling good about spending less than $50 dollars on my newfound curls. Cheating? No. Saving? Yes. Convenience? Yes.

I got a chance to sport my fabulous new curls in a fashion show at a charity event for the Ronald McDonald House. No one ever knew that I was wearing a wig. One model came up to me and said, “Wow My-Cherie, I don’t think I’ve ever seen your hair in its natural state. It’s so pretty.” I responded by saying, “Girl, it’s a wig, but thank you!”

I must admit, I’m pretty happy with my new curls. They’re simple, sweet, and easy to complete. What more could a busy girl who misses her natural curls ask for?

Me rockin’ my curls at a fashion show.


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