Natalie is 7 months old and already she has big, loopy curls with lots of natural volume. Her hair is so fun (hello, hair bows!), and it’s made me think about how important it is that my actions & thoughts reflect positivity. Not just because I have a daughter, but because I also have a son, and my children will have women in their life they need to be a positive light to.
What is beauty? What makes someone “beautiful”? Why do we stop believing we are beautiful (or suddenly believe we are)?
What if we considered exactly how we were made, our natural features and all, and declared it as perfect?
Zack sent me a link to a Dove Hair commercial and it about did me in (video is below). I couldn’t agree with it more, and wanted to share it with you today. Really though, their mantra doesn’t stop with loving curly hair. We all need to love our hair, our curves, our smiles, our handwriting, our height, our freckles, our laughs, our quirks, our personal strengths/gifts.
We are women created with purpose to share our selves, our talents with the world.
Remember you are perfect, and by the way… your hair is amazing.
See you Monday :)
I love this! I have curly hair, too, and struggle to embrace it! Can I ask what product you use in your hair? :)
Right now I’m only using hairspray! I’m working on a blog post, stay tuned :)
What a beautiful video. It hurt my heart, though, to see all those little ones talk about not loving their hair curly. I recently made the decision to go back to natural and went and had all the damaged, relaxed hair cut off. It was a scary decision but I want to feel good about what I was born with and also show my own daughter that curls are beautiful. Otherwise, how will she learn to love hers as she grows up?
I love this! I got my curls from my dad. When I was spending so much time fighting the curls in middle school I remember him saying, “One day you are just going to run some gel through it and be done and your life will be much easier.” Of course he was right. Whenever someone compliments my hair, I just say thank you because I spent so many years hating it and now love it.
What a sweet video! It’s so true though that you always want what you don’t have in terms of curly/straight hair! I have straight hair and always wanted curly hair, to me curly hair is just so feminine and beautiful. Sadly, even a curling iron doesn’t work well on my hair. =( But this is a good reminder to me to model confidence to my daughters, no matter what their hair looks like. I’ve been working on being more positive (inwardly and outwardly) about my appearance and how I feel about myself because I know it has such a tremendous impact on our daughters.
Oh.my. Tears. I can so relate. I’ve hated my curly hair for most of my life. When I was growing up, long, straight hair was in fashion. All my friends had straight hair. I look back at how much I fought my hair and it makes me sad. And you know what? I get the most compliments on my hair, gray and all. (I’ve even been asked if I frosted it. Gray? I don’t think so. ;)) Thanks for sharing. I’m going to have to post it on my blog and reference my hair post.
This is so beautiful. I love hearing from women who have more experience, and then seeing my daughter watch me with different things throughout the day… It adds a new perspective to life :) thank you so much for sharing your heart.