Evolution of Corkscrews & Curls


How does one ‘get’ curly hair?  You can purchase ringlets from a box or corkscrews from a salon.  You can inherit waves at birth from your mother or your father.  Or you can grow into curls.  Like I did.


I suppose hormones are the cause.  My hair was much lighter in color and straighter when I was young and has continually become darker and curlier over the years.  Really curly.  What I wouldn’t give to don a sleek ponytail at a moment’s notice, or to run a brush through my hair without worrying about creating an unruly mass of frizz.  Is this straight hair envy?  Perhaps.


But as time goes by, I am learning to live with and love my curly hair.  It’s just taken so long to figure these curls out.  To choose the right product, get the right cut, and have the right weather – yes, the right weather – for decent hair on any given day.

So regardless if your curls are purchased on purpose or bequeathed from some relative’s DNA, this blog is for you.  My hope is that we can learn from each other – tips and tricks, experiences and advice about what works and what doesn’t for the care, maintenance and rockin’ the good looks of curly hair.

And speaking of curls, here is a picture of my favorite type of corkscrew:

Ah, I can hear the “pop” of the cork right now.  What a lovely sound.  Now I’m no sommelier, but I’ve sampled my fair share of wine over the years, and I know what I like and what tastes pleasing to my palate.  Fine wine has its place on my table, but much like my 25+ year hunt for the perfect mascara (Does it exist? I haven’t found it yet.), I’m always on the lookout for a nice bottle of wine at a decent price.  I’ll share my finds too.

So that’s what this blog is about – corkscrews and curls.  Of various kinds.  And food too.  LOTS OF FOOD.  So raise a glass and let’s have some fun.  Cheers!


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4 Responses to Evolution of Corkscrews & Curls

  1. I think I have a picture of myself from 1989 that looks just like that one! Love it! Never heard mascara compared to wine before. I wonder if there are more things they have in common. I certainly have not found that a good mascara gets better with age!

  2. Lorie says:

    I did not know you were up and running! The blog looks great! And I can’t wait for your curly hair tips. Yes, my hair is dry. I used to get perms all through high school, then something happened and my hair just started getting curlier and curlier. Weird. So excited you have a blog!

  3. Camila says:

    Yes a nice cold Riesling on a summer afternoon and some Givenchy mascara (favorite of the month, I haven’t found the perfect one either) and life is good. Love the Sangria recipe!! You go girl!!

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