I was in my mid-thirties before I was able to accept my naturally curly hair. My entire life, especially as a child, I wanted to be just like the rest of the world with straight, no-fuss hair. After all, straight hair was always in style and what everyone else had/wanted. Or so I thought. I'm the type of person who rather blend in with the crowd but with naturally curly hair like mine, you tend to stick out. I hated that. I hated that elderly women would touch it and admire it at the same time the younger crowd, especially those in the hair industry would offer "advice" about straightening my hair. For as long as I can remember, every time I got my haircut the person doing my hair had some sort of magic "fix" for my hair. Someone they knew always had hair like mine and fixed it by doing blah, blah, blah. As a teenager and young adult, when you hear things like that over and over, of course you are going to think something is wrong with your hair.
It also didn't help that every product out there was for straight hair. Everyone was using a straightener to make their already straight hair even more straight. My solution was to hide as much of my curly hair by wearing it in a poofy pony tail every. single. day. My only saving grace was that the poofy pony tail looked like an up-do because of the way my hair fell across the back of my head. I was 35 years old before I was able to embrace my curls and wear it down. Can you imagine NEVER ever wearing your hair down? That was me, for 35 years of my life.
To all you stylist that tried to change my curls and to all my "friends" who constantly teased me about my hair, forget you.
I wouldn't be ME without my curls.
Curly girls, it's time to #LoveYourCurls and embrace them. Dove Hair has recently introduced the new Dove Love Your Hair keyboard that features curly girl emojis. Finally us curly girls are represented! Download the Dove Love Your Curls Emojis in the App Store and Google Play to accurately express yourself and show the world that you #LoveYourCurls!
74% of people use emojis every day, and I'm one of them. In a world where communication takes place on all sorts of social media platforms, using emojis is a fun way to express yourself and clarify the message. All too often when we communicate through social media the message can sometimes be misunderstood. Emojis help with that so I use them often.
Dove Hair will also be partnering with Twitter so each time you share a #LoveYourCurls tweet, a custom Dove Curly Emoji will appear in the tweet! For those younger curly girls who may have a harder time accepting their curls like I did, I hope this new emoji keyboard will nudge them to love their locks and embrace their natural beauty.
Thank you Dove Hair for creating this #LoveYourCurls movement with the Dove Love Your Hair keyboard! Download your keyboard now from the App Store or Google Play and have fun finding the emoji that best represents you! My favorite is the curly girl twirling her hair!