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Having curly hair has always been a struggle for me. If you also have curly hair, you definitely know what I mean. You know those girls who can just wake up in the morning and their hair is perfect? That will NEVER happen for someone with curly hair. I look like an possessed lion most mornings. These negatives of having curly hair have been what I focused on for way too long. There are so many benefits of having curly hair; so I decided to stop and listen to all the “you’re so lucky!” comments from my straight-haired friends.
I’ve turned a new leaf and begun to embrace my curls. The process started a few years ago. As I get older, the more and more I love myself (my family would tease me and say that’s a problem and I need to get over myself – haha!). I’ve realized that there are some things that will just never change, so I better learn to love them! Like my height for instance. I am 5’1″. I will NEVER be taller than that. If anything, I’ll probably get shorter as I get into old age, so why on earth would I not embrace that? I’m petite. I can totally get away with using my student ID still and when I’m 40, I will probably still get carded when I buy a bottle of wine.
And it’s the same with my hair. When I actually take the time to do it, I have to admit: it’s beautiful. Natural curls are something that you can’t imitate without the help of a professional. None of my friends are able to achieve the curls I naturally have and being unique is something I strive to be, so I love that aspect of my curls.
Another thing that has helped me #LoveMyCurls is Dove Quench Absolute. I’ve always been a fan of Dove ever since my bestie introduced me to the brand back in college, so when I heard about the #LoveYourCurls campaign, I knew I had to try it. I could not believe how soft and lush my hair felt after just one use of the line (Shampoo, Conditioner, Restoration Mask & Crème Serum). I was in awe! Most people with naturally curly hair also have coarse hair, so this transformation is stunning. To tell you the truth, I’ve been using this shampoo & conditioner even on days when I don’t wear it natural. The softness is too amazing to pass up!
Do you have naturally curly hair? What do you embrace about your natural beauty?
Photos by Johnny Cheng.
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