Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Which Do You Prefer? Curly or Straight?

"Only 4 out of 10 curly haired girls think their hair is beautiful" Dove Hair -Love Your Curls Commercial

About a week ago I did a poll on my Facebook page which do you prefer, curly or straight hair? Using myself as a model, I was curious to see what most people preferred. Below are the photos that I used:

The results were as follows:

10 people preferred Curly
13 people preferred Both
7 people preferred Straight

The question that I wanted to ask was, "and why do you like my hair either curly or straight, or even both?" More and more I'm begining to see and hear little girls with naturally curly hair say, "I hate my hair" or  "my hair is ugly" and ask their mom's to get it straightened. I've even known adult women who suffered and still suffer from loving and accepting their beautiful curls. This makes me sad because, I have a daughter who is going to grow up in a society that will dictate, what is beautiful and what is not. I believe as women and mothers we have to lead by example. I've embraced my natural curls and I want my daughter to do the same. With my children's book, I want to change the perception that society has on beauty and change the thoughts and minds of those little girls out there. Hoping to give them a boost of confidence that they and their curls are BEAUTIFUL. 

I'm going to leave you with the Dove #LoveYourCurls Commercial. This commercial makes me cry everytime I see it. However, it gives me joy and hope that these girls will continue to see themselves as beautiful no matter what.

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