• lisdom

    My hair is naturally wavy, and I wish someone had told me during high school that if I just left it alone, it would do the “beach wave” thing that’s so in fashion right now, instead of blowdrying it to smithereens and having poofy awful hair. You look beautiful. =)

  • Elspeth

    “skiwampus” is an awesome word that I should use more often.

  • Sara

    Curly, natural hair is ALWAYS better than trying to force it on a daily basis to do something it’s not meant to do! I haven’t met one naturally curly haired lady who looks better when she straightens. Embrace it!

  • Sara Lanthier

    I love it curly – like seriously.

  • katalia

    I have board-straight hair that won’t do anything without a lot of product … my whole life I have wanted waves of some sort, so I say rock it! Beach waves are the best.

  • Deborah Kallgren

    I’ve never understood the desire to try to tame curly/wavy hair. This time of year in Virginia it’s frizz, but it’s curly and it does what it wants to do. And I love it. Yours looks great curly, by the way.

  • wonderfulchaos

    Your hair looks very nice curly. I mostly leave mine curly but there are days I need something different and blow dry it out straight. My old dryer took forever, but then I moved and got a second bathroom, and got a blow dryer for that room, and it’s so much more powerful and awesome. Get a more powerful blow dryer, your arms won’t feel like their going to fall off.

  • http://www.absentmindedhousewife.com/ The Absent Minded Housewife

    I used to keep my hair boy short when I was all teenagerish. It was pin straight then. Joke’s on me. Grow it out while I’m raising kids and find out that the hormones give me natural Jan Brady side head ringlets. Let my hair air dry and Diana Ross’s wig gets jealous.

  • Big Dog Momma

    Ugh, my hair is the same. Very thick and wavy (not curly) and just applying product to wet hair and walking out the door can go oh, so many different directions! It’s a risk. But a risk worth taking to save an hour of DRYING time in the morning.

  • Big Dog Momma

    So THAT’S my problem…trying to make it behave. Who knew??

  • Keltie

    It does look pretty! Do that more!

  • KatieMama

    Now we know where Marlo gets her beautiful curls!

  • Piedtyper

    I did that once. My son said, “Did you dry your hair today?” “No.” “Yeah, you might not want to do that again.”

  • Meg Griswold

    I love it! Embrace your natural hair. You will save so much time and money and in the end be happier. You look really great and I say that your kids’ opinion was spot on. Who the hell cares what anyone else thinks?

  • Sarah Gammell Matthews

    Love the hair, love the girls’ reaction!

  • Karen Bernstein

    Here’s another thing to try – don’t shampoo for a week. Curly hair hates shampoo. Let it go for a week (if you get too sweaty use a bit of conditioner (which also has detergents in it!) when you shower. THEN let it dry and see what it looks like.
    I am a curly girl who lives in Houston and I gave up trying to tame my hair in this humidity a looooooong time ago. Every now and then the stars align and I am at the hair stylist on a day when the humidity is below 50%. She’ll blow out my hair straight and I’ll go home to show everyone my “new look.” The first time I did this the kids, who were 6 and 8 or so, cried. Not kidding.

  • Morgan Gardner

    I’m a curly-haired girl myself and I have to say… it looks so beautiful like this!

  • nicki

    You look so young…

  • Mona (Moxie-Dude)

    OMG – can I relate! I also work from home and after I train in the morning, I often never get a chance to get out of my gym clothes until it’s time to get ready for bed. Lately the days have been running away from me so that I go from looking like an ambassador for sweat pants to fresh out of the shower and into my PJs. Okay. Enough about how I can relate. YOUR HAIR LOOKS GREAT. (Yelled that just so that it stood out more than me-about-me rant.)

  • http://www.thefashionablehousewife.com The Fashionable Housewife

    Booh ya! I wish my hair looked like that when I just let it air dry. I would have an instant afro if I left my hair to it’s on devices. You look ravishing and I agree… Should definitely wear it like that more often. It suits you.

  • april

    You’ll know things are gettin’ serious when your hair has it’s own life list.

  • Jo DeBell

    Have you ever heard of the curly girl method, or Devacurl? Lorraine Massey? You actually do Less to your hair and it does More for you. You do look fierce with a wave!

  • Jo DeBell

    My own parents started to introduce themselves the first time I (a very curly girl for life) came come with straight hair and bangs

  • Diane Cayton-Hakey

    I have very straight hair and spent the 80′s and 90′s perming and trying to make it do unnatural things. It’s easier simply to let it do what it was meant to do… your curts/waves are gorgeous, Heather. Stop fighting it and let it be. Kind of the secret to life as well. :)

  • Dawn

    I think your hair looks great like that. I am a curly girl, though, so I am a little biased. If you have some natural wave to your hair you can take advantage of it. Use gel specifically for curly hair. Use a minimal amount of shampoo, or better yet find some for curly hair which goes by the term “no poo,” because shampoo has harsh chemicals that are bad for curly hair. Do not towel dry your hair. When your hair is wet, squeeze at much water as you can out of it, then put in some curly gel and scrunch it up. Let it air dry. I wear a t-shirt for a while because it will drip a bit, but moisture is a curly girl’s friend. I say go natural instead of blow drying all the time. It looks great.

  • lolquint

    I totally relate to the blow drying time frame, I have gotten to the point where I refer to the styling as an “event”. It is the event before the event. Gads.

  • Jenna

    I like it! As a person with stick-straight hair (air dry or blow dry, I never understand why my wavy- or curly-haired friends stress and fuss about blow drying and straightening on the reg. The times I’ve seen my friends go without product/blowdry/straightening, I’m always in awe of the natural beauty they’re trying to hide! Let yo’ freak hair fly, girl!

  • http://www.seriouslysassymama.com/ Necole Kell

    I have three daughters and I know how you feel. I put on makeup and my girls are like “Mommy you look so pretty.” All is took was make-up. Thank goodness I am pretty much a yoga pant wearing slob most of the time, or I may never get any compliments from my girls. I love being the mother of girls.

  • kate

    It’s fantastic! I’m a firm believer that curly/wavy hair looks so much more relaxed and loose and sexy, which is certainly does on you! Plus, EASY! Hell yes.

  • Jamie

    “This is what working from home does for you. All you have to do is shower, change out of your gym clothes, slightly modify your hairstyle and BOOM. Your kids are like MY MOTHER IS A MAGICIAN.”

    Absolutely. My kids feel the same way!

  • Kara

    A. Your hair looks awesome both straight and wavy. B. Do you actually wash your hair after every workout? Like every day? If you do, you are WAY more together than I am, and I don’t even have kids. I wash my hair about twice a week, and I also work out at least 4 times a week. So basically my hair is always sweaty. Yeah.

  • Sue

    I have two boys and a husband, and on the very rare occasion that I look magnificent, I’m lucky if I get a, “You ready to go?” or a “Mom, where are we going?” It’s very gratifying. Really.

  • Meredith

    Awesome! I’m a thoroughly committed “let it go curly” gal myself but the first half of this post had me pondering whether I should start blowing it out. My sanity and my hair dryer thank you for the happy ending.

  • Gryph

    I just cut my hair off quite short and..I love love love that I now just have to kind pf point the blow dryer at it and it is dry. that’s like the best part of short hair. also I kind of don’t really have to brush it anymore. but mostly the blowdrying.

  • giddypony

    I got dressed up (for an 80s party) and did my hair. My 11 yr old said that I looked “Like an alcholic from one of those weird British shows.” I took it as a compliment, damnit.

  • kmpinkel

    I pay for “natural” waves, and then when it all starts to grow out….I start my upper body workout to endure the marathon of hair drying. Sing it sista!

  • Kate

    I TOLD you it looked awesome in the parking lot, I just didn’t have time to pet it like Marlo… :-)

  • http://twohotpotates.com/ Sarah Kimes

    Two words: Dry Shampoo.
    I have super oily hair, and dry shampoo has been a life saver. I used to wash my hair every day, and now I only wash it every three days. I’ll work out, spray it on my disgusting sweaty hair, take a shower, spray it again and then brush it out. I’ve tried pretty much every kind, but my favorite is Dove, followed closely by Pssst (seriously, that’s the name of it). Both can be found at your local Walgreens/CVS. Or in Utah, whatever government sanctioned drugstore is close by.

  • http://cartoongoddess.com/ cartoongoddess

    They’re right, you know. Less is the new more.

    Beautiful.

  • Lisa Gleeson

    Ok, that made me giggle :) (in a good way).
    Lisa

  • BeckyCochrane

    It looks amazing curly! Soft and sexy at the same time.

  • Mouse in the House

    I think it looks great curly! I can see totally why Marlo wanted to pet it. :)

  • Mandy Dunn

    I LOVE it!!

  • KathyB

    Sounds like a perfect solution for the blow drying issue. Listen to your girls. They know natural beauty when they bask in it

  • Lisa M

    It is so pretty! It is!

  • Lindsey Orcutt

    I embraced my wavy/curly hair last fall and stopped blow-drying altogether. BEST THING EVER. I spend about 4 mins a day on my hair now, which includes washing and/or conditioning it in the shower. I too have the “blow dry hair for a year and it’s still wet” type of thick hair.

  • http://snowglassapple.com/ Anna banana

    I too love that curly hair. It looks awesome on you!

  • Teal

    My hair gets curly too if I style it just right. I haven’t blow dried my hair for ten years. I just don’t have the patience.

  • Meghan Moore

    I have never understood the need to always blow dry your hair. My mom blow dried my hair almost daily when I was a child and would put curlers in it every Saturday night. When I was 15, I struck out on my own and shaved my head. My mom had kept it in a chili bowl since I was about 7. Lo and behold, I have naturally omg curly hair. I have maybe blow dried my hair 10 times in the last 12 years. I don’t see the need in it. I just wash it, brush it, and go. So much better for my arms and my hair. You look nice with either straight or curly hair but it will save you a lot of time to skip the dry every now and then :)

  • Amelia_J

    My hair is straight from Jersey circa 1985. HUGE. I’m constantly trying to beat it into submission. Only works sometimes.