This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dove™Hair.
I am excited to partner with Dove™ Hair on their Love Your Hair campaign to inspire hair confidence in young girls. Dove™ Hair is committed to broadening the definition of beautiful hair and ensuring that hair is a source of confidence, not anxiety for both women and girls. This campaign seeks to empower mothers to give their daughters a lesson in self love with a the message to Love Your Hair. An important message that I can stand behind.
As little girl in pigtails growing up in Ohio, my mother always instilled in me to love my hair. To wear my hair as my fabulous crown. She was a beautician so showing people to love and appreciate their hair was her passion. She treated her hair as a work of art on display for everyone to appreciate. And they did! I grew up watching this great confidence and now I too carry this great quality proudly. I never once doubted the beauty of my hair. I’ve had hundreds of hairstyles and loved everyone of them. Twenty-two years ago I fully embraced my hair and went completely natural. I did the big chop and wore an afro for awhile. I loved it! For the last 20 years I have been rocking my hair in locs. I absolutely love how versatile my locs are. I’ve worn them straight, curly, and even in an updo. Even more awesome is how easy they are to care for.
Now that I am a mother, I have instilled this same love and appreciation to my daughter. She absolutely loves her hair! She even loves to style it herself. She also has had numerous of styles. Her favorite way to wear her hair is in an afro in all its glory! It’s pretty amazing!
I often catch her in the bathroom twirling and flopping her hair around in the mirror. Lol! It’s pretty awesome to watch. On many occasions she will ask if I like her hair. I always ask how she likes her hair? She always says “I love it!” And then I’ll say “Well that’s all that matters, but I love it too!” Then I get that big cheesy smile.
Sadly, Dove™ Hair found that 8 in 10 women feel pressure to wear their hair a certain way. This thinking often starts at an early age. That’s why it is so important that mothers of daughters make a difference and help ensure our daughter grows up feeling confident. Show them that beautiful hair comes in all length, textures, and colors. That there is no standard “beautiful” hair. Frequent conversations about how beautiful my daughter’s hair has definitely been a boost in her overall hair attitude as well as her self-esteem. She is definitely not afraid to express herself through her hairstyles. She knows importantance of keeping her hair clean and well moisture to keep it looking at its best. Lessons that began at an early age.
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.
Do tell your daughter that she is a a beautiful queen. Because that is a exactly what she is. Do tell them their beautiful hair is their crown. Because that is exactly what it is. Daughters need to hear this from their mothers at a very young age. So let them hear it. Let them hear it often.
Do you love your daughter’s hair? Tell her why you love her hair and inspire her to do the same by creating and sharing a custom #LoveYourHair animated message with @Dove: http://bit.ly/2gEskJv
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dove™.