A little over a week ago, my sister shared this amazing video by Dove with me. I couldn’t help but get emotional because I could relate to these girls. I remember wanting straight hair like everyone else I saw at school and bangs that wouldn’t frizz up once I stepped out the door. Yet, just as Dove wonderfully portrays in this video, we learn that curly hair is just as beautiful as straight hair when we see friends and loved ones leading by example. Growing up, my mom styled her natural curly hair every day and walked out the door with confidence. I never asked her why she didn’t straighten her hair because I thought (and still think) she is the most beautiful woman in the world.
Luckily, I’ve grown into the confident woman with curly hair that I saw, and continue to see, in my mom. Somehow that was instilled in me because instead of straightening my hair 365 days a year (although there’s nothing wrong with that for anyone who does), I leave my hair curly for most of the year. I don’t do it because I’m too lazy to go to a salon to get a blow out or to do it on my own; I do it because I really do love my hair and just like this video, I want to show others that it’s OK to let those spirals fall. I was so thrilled to see such a reputable brand like Dove take the time to say, “Love Your Curls” with this short, but amazingly inspiring clip.
How many of you love your curls?
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