I understood from a very young age that I was standing out because of my hair. Everyone I would cross path with wanted to touch it, which was very upsetting in the first place.
Then, I started to see both of my grandmothers wearing hair curlers. This made me realise that many people actually want to have my hair. Another element heavily contributed to my hair acceptance: everyone in my family have curly hair, we all have this thing in common.
For some people it might just be hair, but for me this is something that creates an important bond, an essential family bond.
At some point in my life I faced serious health issues, which made my hair loose its curl pattern in an impressive manner. People used to think that I was straightening it and would compliment me a lot about it but no, I was just very ill.
As soon as my health got better, my curls came back. People’s reactions to this was priceless – they all thought that I had a perm and were all wondering why I did that to my hair, finding the look weird and questionable.
We all have doubts when it comes to the way we look, and tend to question our physical traits and characteristics. Curls can be hard to embrace as people will always make you feel different because of it but it’s also important to understand that many women wish they could have this hair type naturally!
It makes us unique and different indeed, but who said being different was a bad thing?