So y’all know I wear many hats, to include mommy, wife, daughter, sister, bestie, best-selling and NAACP Image Award Nominated author, TV personality, habitual over-sharer, natural hair advocate, diva, psychotherapist and lover of ham. But it’s the mommy, psychotherapist and #TeamNatural hats I was wearing when Dove Hair reached out to share the #LoveYourCurls campaign that they had recently launched. Their team was armed with stats like-
• Only 4 in 10 little girls with curly hair think their hair is beautiful
• Only 10% of women in the US with curly hair feel proud of their hair
• Curly haired girls are 7 times more likely to dislike their curly hair if their mother dislikes her own curls
• 84% of girls whose mother’s like their own hair, say they like their hair as well
Now you know, this is what we do all day every day, so I was already in my choir robe when they started preaching. I didn’t need to see their fancy reports. I know it, I’ve seen it, I’ve lived it. I used to hate my natural hair, but now I love it. I’ve come full circle. And now I’m trying to make sure that my little sponge, aka Boogie, loves her natural self too, which seems to be working out quite nicely ‘cause–
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So this just in—Dove Hair has launched the second phase of their curl lovin’ campaign and this time, with best-selling author, Taiye Selasi (author of ‘Ghana Must Go’). The ‘Love Your Curls’ e-book is full of poetry inspired by the thousands of stories, photos and messages from real women that poured in as a result of the initial campaign. ‘Love Your Curls’ is intended to empower textured-hair women of all ages and with the ability to dedicate it to your best #Curlfriend and upload her pic, it makes for a cost-effective (it’s #Free99) and thoughtful gift!
Get the customizable version, HERE.