This post is sponsored by Dove. All opinions are my own.
A girl and her hair, her hair can be a source of joy or her worst enemy.
I have straight to wavy fine hair so when my daughter came out with thick curly hair, I was at a loss about how to care for it.
My biggest fear though was her not realizing how incredibly beautiful her hair was because I couldn’t figure out what to do with it. I remember having her on my lap screaming as I tried to brush through her dry curls, at the end we were both in tears. From that day on, I realized how important it was for me to learn how to care for her beautiful curls so that her confidence never wavered because of her at times unmanageable tresses.
As she’s grown, we have both learned how and when to brush her hair, what styles she likes, and what to use on her thick strong hair to keep it looking and feeling amazing. Now at 7, she loves her hair. When she combs it herself she is not shy about telling everybody she has beautiful hair and that makes me proud.
I am excited to team up with Dove to share about their “Love Your Hair” campaign because there is a narrow depiction of what “beautiful hair” is believed to look like and earlier this year, Dove Hair found that 8 in 10 women feel pressure to wear their hair a certain way. For many, these pressures begin at an early age. In my culture long and straight hair is thought to be beautiful. While I have at times fallen into the trap of thinking my hair needed to be straightened every day, I never wanted my daughter to feel like she needed to flatten out her full and bouncy curls.
Dove Hair believes a positive role model can greatly impact a girl’s confidence. In fact, a recent Dove study found that 82% of girls learn to care about themselves from their mother.
These findings don’t surprise me. My daughter has watched me style my hair, put on makeup, and has been trying on my high heels since she started to walk. Our daughters are always watching us and as mothers, we can make a difference and help ensure our daughters grow up feeling confident.
Celebrate the beauty of your daughter’s hair today–so she loves her hair tomorrow!
Do you tell your daughter how beautiful her hair is? Tell her why you love her hair by creating and sharing a custom #LoveYourHair animated message with @Dove: LoveYourHair.Dove.com