I love my hair! Taking care of it is almost like taking care of a baby to me (laughs)!
I invest a lot of money in it and spend a very long time manipulating it.
The issue with curly hair though is that it changes a lot!
I used to have bigger curls and more volume but I now have to deal with another hairtype. As annoying as it can be, it's also part of me so I decide to love it unconditionally.
Loving your hair is essential especially when you consider the fact that being a curly girl can make you experience very upseting situations.
Being rejected from a hair salon because of my hair was hard to accept for instance. Discrimination is everywhere, at very different levels. Do we really need to add another layer to this?
I feel like society and the media heavily contribute to the fact that we constantly question who we are and what we look like.
It’s a struggle to overcome this but we need to be conscious of it to understand that the standards imposed have nothing to do with reality.
My younger cousins, beautiful 14 and 15 year old girls are clearly being impacted by these ‘beauty ideals’.
They both have incredible curly hair but sadly, they can’t go out of the house without having it straightened!
In these situations, compliments can help so I am doing my best to encourage them to leave their hair natural.
You would be surprised by the way these can impact your self-confidence when you struggle to compliment yourself.