Hearing my 4-year-old daughter coming home from school and telling me that she wanted white girl’s hair one day was simply heart-breaking.
As a mother, I knew I couldn’t be angry at her for that, and knew I needed to start my own natural hair journey for her.
It obviously helped! I am now happy to see that my daughter overcame all these ideas, and became more confident about her curly hair. She loves it, she is vocal about it and that’s ok for her to be.
Our hair biggest strength? Versatility! I can do absolutely everything I want with it and I am glad I ended up realising it.
Having used relaxers for many years, I didn’t know how to handle my hair and would hate it for that.
I am now loving it simply because I decided to love myself more. It is essential to me, as it is for my daughter.
Even though I know that I am not the typical curly haired woman society is willing to showcase on a day to day basis, I feel like beauty standards are evolving.
Social media are boosting this process as women are now deciding to represent themselves fully, and are followed by women who are actively looking for such representation.
What most black women want is to see that they can be represented with what they are born with, hair is definitely on the list!