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.
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.
This is why the message behind the
Dove Hair Love Your Curls campaign is so near and dear to me. Dove Hair
launched this specific campaign to encourage women to celebrate their curls and
inspire future generations to do the same. Girls are more likely to feel beautiful
and proud of their natural hair if people around them do. I always make sure I
tell my little sisters and cousins how beautiful their curls are and I hope
they can see my hair and other examples of women proudly wearing their curly
hair and get a glimpse of what they’d look like when they grow up.