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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Curly Hair Don't Care

Today Dove launched an ad about curly hair. As a curly haired girl I was naturally curious. 
Here's the video.
Having curly hair is an interesting thing. Because the curls don't always work the same way. What worked yesterday does not always follow through. Not only that, but put a little bit of humidity in the air and there's no telling what will happen.

I spent a lot of years hating my curly hair. Well, not necessarily hating it, but wishing that I didn't have it. I was born with curly hair, and then something happened and it went straight till I hit puberty. I spent a lot of time wishing that my hair had never changed back. Curly hair sounds glamorous, but the reality was not what I expected. 

Plus, I'm never really sure whether I can claim curly. I have definite wave and ringlets sometimes, but I always feel like some curly haired police are going to jump out of the bushes and inform me that my hair isn't curly enough to claim myself as a curly haired girl. 

But today I'm going to claim it. I think it's awesome that Dove is trying to get people to accept themselves the way that they are. If you start comparing (which I am totally guilty of) you'll find that you're never quite what you want to be. Even as someone who loves their curls (sometimes :) )I find myself wishing I had someone else's curls. But the truth of it is that the most beautiful people I know are the people who rock whoever and whatever they are. They own it. 

I've had people tell me how I should look and what I should do to be beautiful, it took me a long time to get their voices out of my head. I can still remember what they said. The difference is now I don't let what they've said influence my decisions. 

So own it, curly hair or not :)
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