Here’s the best thing about living in Edmonton… my hair.

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Having naturally curly hair in Vancouver meant that I was always fighting frizz due to the constant rain, precipitation and humidity. I could never leave the house with my hair unprotected against the elements. When I walked to work (or even to a car) I would have to put my hair up or braid it to try to combat the inevitable frizz.

Remember in 2013 when I went to the hairdresser for a shoulder length cut and ended up with a chin-length bob? Those were scary times when I couldn’t put my hair in a ponytail. I had to pin my hair down or wear a headscarf or toque when I went outside. It was then that I bought a mini-straightening iron for my desk at work to do any touch ups when I got to work.

Don’t even talk to me about leaving my hair curly. One step outside and my hair was ball of frizz.

Living in Vancouver there was a 0% chance my hair would look the same when I arrived at my destination as it did when I left the house.

Just one of the things I (gladly) put up with to live near an ocean.

But now… oh my god now….

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I can walk around outside without having to worry about frizz. I can straighten my hair, curl it or leave it natural and it stays. I took that photo as I walked home from the gym. Notice the snow in the background. As long as it’s not falling from the sky, we’re golden.

 

Look at that hair. All straight and such.

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Here’s one last shot, where my straightening iron curls stayed all day, because this place is that damn magical.

Oh my god… does this mean I could actually have bangs without them going wonky on me all the time?!?!

 

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