16 Struggles Girls With REALLY Thick Hair Have To Deal With
1. It takes forever for your hair to get wet when you take a bath.
It's like your hair never feels wet enough. And when you try to guide the water through your hair with your fingers, you just end up having to deal with more and more dry hair. THIS is why you take long showering.
2. Shampooing and rinsing your hair are intense arm workouts.
As if thick hair isn't heavy enough, how about having them wet? Massaging your scalp and having to constantly lift your hair always make your biceps sore. And you have to do those for a long time because you have thick hair and water does not go all the way in.
At least you're getting toned biceps? #Asa
3. Clogging the drain with the many strands of hair you shed.
Can you imagine the water overflowing because your hair clogged the drain? You can slip on wet tiles!
4. You need to fix your hair or else it'll be a mess.
Sadly, no one thinks highly of a person with buhaghag hair. You don't look neat or classy.
5. Curling or ironing your hair takes a lot of time too.
Seriously, how many more sections can you make from your hair? You've been at it for half an hour now!
6. Getting it into a clean ponytail can be really tough 'cos your pantali won't even loop three times.
It can just do two loops, but that's too loose! So much for tying your hair to keep it neat.
7. You've had trouble clipping your hair too.
Remember those times when you were a kid and you had to push really hard against your head just to lock the clip, but you still couldn't close it? Yup, that was painful. Also, it still happens today!
8. Bobby pins get lost in your hair.
You've been roused from your sleep when you felt something sharp, cold, and hard poke your head. You just can't get all the bobby pins out 'cos it's so hard to find them. Yup, #MyHairIsSoFullOfSecrets
9. Humidity is your enemy.
Your hair couldn't be more frizzy and buhaghag, and you've freaked people out with your really big hair. They didn't know it could get any bigger! Like IT'S ALIVE.
10. Having your hair combed by someone at the salon who isn't careful.
You just want to yell at her to BE GENTLE. Obviously there are tangles everywhere; your hair just got washed and it's thick!
11. The idea of your guy running his fingers through your hair isn't romantic. At all.
You even wish he wouldn't dare touch your hair because you know his fingers will just get caught and he'll tug a tangle and you'll get hurt and you'll get pissed and now you don't want to do anything but cry.
12. Nor is it sexy.
Your hair is EVERYWHERE when things get frisky, and it's all tousled up in all the wrong ways that you're sure your hairstyle is so far from hot at this point.
13. Running out of conditioner and not having a spare bottle.
Uh oh. Now you'll have to suffer the consequences: Combing your tangles away inch by inch, layer by layer, nearly a hundred times; wanting to give up combing your hair only after a few seconds since you started; straining your arms; feeling utterly hopeless and frustrated that your hair is so thick.
14. Short hair isn't good on you.
Short hair just poofs everything up, and it won't look as good on you as it does on Beyonce.
15. Hearing people say they want thick hair.
They have no idea what they're wishing for. Not everything is about looking good, okay! It's hard to have thick hair too!
16. You were bullied a lot for having big hair as a kid (and sometimes until now).
When you were a kid, you didn't know how to style your hair, and you didn't give a damn about conditioner. So yes, your hair was huge. At least now you know how to handle it, even by just a bit, and when it's your lucky day, you da bomb.
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This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.
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"Today, I Won"
I always caught feelings for someone, and hoped so much that one day there could a thing between the two of us. I'm usually the one that makes the effort to buy and/or make cute gifts, chats them every other day, and stays up all night with him.
When I was 16, my childhood crush suddenly came back into my life. We'd constantly send updates to each other, recommend favorite songs and talk even the most random things. He'd even text me as early as 6 to just greet me good morning almost everyday. I hoped so much that when I confessed, he suddenly stopped talking to me.
For short, he ghosted me. Those 6 months I spent talking to him, allotting my time for him, and staying up until 3 am for him - all gone in a simple confession. Although I had a few crushes before him, he's the only one that got me in real pain. It was the kind of pain that I never thought I'd experience. It was the kind of pain that I couldn't believe.
After 7 years (it happened back in 2017), I thought he came back into my life to stay, but I guess he's just one of the guys who distanced. I felt a complete loser that time. But during this quarantine, everything was different. I caught feelings for someone else, but he treated me with the best kindness yet.
It happened at 2 am, May 30, 2020, when I impulsively confessed my feelings through messaging him. After saying my feelings, he responded with genuine and kind words. We both even complimented each other. Although the feelings didn't reciprocate, I still found a connection that can't be replaced with any guy.
To my 16 year old self, here I am, 18 and happy. You may have felt that time was the biggest regret and loss, but I'm here to tell you, we won. Today, I won.
Why our high school barkada is the best?
Remembering our high school years entails quite a lot reminiscing of the things we all been through when we were younger. You’ve experience a lot of new things during those 4 wonderful years and did most of them with the few people you consider your barkada. And through a series of all the lunch breaks you had together, the walks you took on the way home, and taking the same classes, you never thought you’d survive, you have made your life’s greatest friends.
Here are some of the reasons why your high school barkada is the best:
1. You figured out early teenage life together. The transition one have undergone from being a kid to a teenager wasn’t easy. For a moment you are not sure whether you should have played with your friends during recess or you should have just sat down and ate your food because you were too old for games. But whatever it is you chose to do, having friends who were as clueless as you make everything feel easier because you know, deep down, you’d figure things out eventually. You just need good company.
2. They were with you during your “jeje“ days. I bet you have pictures taken with Camera360 and Retrica. You also have pictures edited using Pizap with embarrassing captions and you somehow kept some of them so you could have something to post online during their birthdays.
3. They know all your exes. They will never EVER forget the name of an ex-boyfriend, an ex-fling, an ex-crush, and an almost you had. They will remind you of your every questionable love decision but you’ll just laugh anyway while saying “Past is past”.
4. They never judge you. They have welcomed you to their lives when you thought jelly shoes and checkered polos were the bomb! They were quick to have told your teachers that you were not feeling well so you could go home when you really just needed to poop. You tell them every embarrassing story you have and were fine with it.
5. You can always count on them. From the moment you first fell in love and the moment you first had your heart broken, they were with you. They were with you the moment you lost a parent and at moments when you thought you had nothing. Through every break-up and breakthrough, they were there to be your support system.
6. They are your family. Your high school friend’s family is your own family’s extension. Their parents are like your own. Don’t you feel a little kilig whenever your friend’s parents call you “anak”? And then eventually calling them mama and papa became so natural? I felt that, all the time.
7. They will always be your home. They are your place of refuge and security, the place who offers you their hands when you feel lost and the place you run to when you need saving. No matter how much time and distance separate you, they will be the one’s that you always long for and they are the one’s that you will always return to.
You're gonna bend and break and then at some point in your life, you feel like you don't want to fall in love again.
Not because you're no longer capable of loving but because you're so afraid to get hurt again that you don't want to take a risk anymore. And you're gonna wake up one day and realize that you're not the same person as you were yesterday. The heart aches, heartbreaks, frustration, you'll see, those will transform your whole being into something better.
Honey, move forward. Let go off all the things that are not meant for you. Let go of all the people who hurt you and take you for granted. Don't be stuck feeling miserable.
And don't turn that love into hate when you resent someone for hurting you or for breaking your heart. Just wish them well and let them go. Welcome the possibility of a beautiful love that will come your way. You're worthy of love that you keep on giving to other people. Keep that in mind.
I wish you well and all the happiness. You deserve it.
Here we are — with rough hands entwined, damned hearts at peace, broken souls resting with ease —savoring each passing moment before we part ways...hoping things will turn out to be okay. Here we are — standing still, keeping our earnest desire and ardent passion for each other at bay — hoping the Universe will finally grant us of the day that we no longer have to pretend... that things will no longer have to end.
Here we are — with crooked smiles, lingering touch that will last for a while -- gathering all the remaining courage to set each other free. Wishing for the day that our hearts will no longer have to worry. Here we are letting each other go. Even though we both know that the future is uncertain. Even though we're unsure if our paths will cross once again.