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Hi, loves! Some of you may not know, but I have not always worn my hair curly. I wore my hair relaxed (straightened) from elementary school til a couple of years after college when I decided to stop getting my hair chemically straightened and transitioned to wearing my God-given natural hair. It was tricky at first; I was not confident with how to style or rock my own curls so I considered relaxing it a few times. Flash forward to five years later: I really can't imagine trying to permanently alter my curls ever again! I'm still not fully comfortable with the idea of flat ironing my hair temporarily! I am in love with the KINKS, CURLS, and SPIRALS God has blessed me with! I love that I can manipulate my natural hair into a fro, wear a twist out, blow it out to stretch it into longer looks, and wear protective styles like braids, twists, and curls like I have pictured.
The sad reality is that, like I used to, many women and little girls do not love or feel confident wearing their hair naturally curly. In fact, only 4 in 10 little girls with curly hair think their hair is beautiful and only 10% of women in the U.S. with curly hair feel proud of their hair.Society (magazines, tv, social media) tends to portray straighter textures of hair as more beautiful. It took me almost 25 years to fall in love with my hair and learn what products worked best for my hair and allow it to grow healthily.
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