I used to live in Martinique where big curly hair isn’t really seen as a positive characteristic.
People would always complain (like it was impacting them) about my hair getting too big, mainly because of the humid weather.
The only solution I found to make people feel more comfortable around me was to pull my hair up as much as I could.
I would then end up with this very sleek bun every girl was aiming for.
Having to do this clearly impacted my self-confidence, especially because I had prominent ears that I wasn’t able to hide anymore.
I am confident now but still feel a bit offended when people want to touch my hair, out of curiosity or ignorance. They don't realise how different and abnormal these actions make us feel.
It’s almost a way of telling us that we aren’t the norm.
In these situations, it’s always helpful to remind yourself that being different isn’t a bad thing.
To the women who struggle to accept their curly hair: there is no better feeling than having your natural hair out!
This is all about showing to the world who you really are, letting your personality shine without having to say a word.