Growing up my hair was a point of contention. Because my hair type and texture wasn’t what many would consider ‘normal’ I felt pressure to change it to fit other people’s standard for what beautiful hair was. Now in my 30s, with an impressionable little girl at my heels, I want to encourage her to love and wear her hair the way He intended it to be – wild, curly and oh so beautiful! A recent Dove study found that 82% of girls learn to care about themselves from their mother which is why I show inner and outer confidence in myself so that Remy grows up doing the same. I can’t, and will not, allow society to define what beauty is to my daughter. It is my duty as her mother to properly educate my daughter about what beautiful truly means – that both inner and outer beauty is unique to everyone and that there’s no gold standard.
Unfortunately I have my work cut out for me. Women all too well know that there is a narrow depiction of what beautiful hair is traditionally thought to look like. Earlier this year, Dove Hair found that 8 in 10 women
feel pressure to wear their hair a certain way. And like I too fondly remember, these pressures began at an early, impressionable age. As mothers to future leaders (#thefutureisfemale) we must celebrate the beauty of our daughter’s hair today so they love their hair tomorrow.
That’s why I’m excited to be a part of Dove’s #LoveYourHair campaign. They are prompting young girls and women
to embrace the different hair types, textures, lengths and colors – to embrace originality! Dove Hair is making it their mission to amplify the message that ALL hair is beautiful and worth celebrating. The brand is encouraging mother’s
to tell their daughters why they love their hair and inspiring others do the same by sharing a #LoveYourHair selfie and tagging @Dove by visiting LoveYourHair.Dove.com. Once us females truly love our hair there’s no such thing as a bad hair day!
This is sponsored campaign in collaboration with Dove. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. I only work with companies/brands I truly support and love!