"We all want what we don't have." There's so much truth in this saying and almost always it is applied to material things but when it comes to women it's also a beauty issue. Straight haired girls want luscious curls and curly haired ladies want sleek and straight dos.
That saying definitely applies to me and my curly hair. I didn't always have curly hair. In fact my hair was pretty straight as a child but throughout the years my hair has gone from straight, to wavy to funky curls. I don't hate them but I definitely don't love them or feel comfortable enough to wear them out of the house. So most days I tuck my curls into a "mom bun" and on days I have time I straighten it and wear my hair down. Many are actually surprised to find my hair is not in fact straight but curly.
Straight hair seems the be the "one size fits all" hair type for women so when it comes to emojis, straight haired emojis are what we tend to use. I was so excited when Dove Hair introducedthe Dove #LoveYourCurls Emojis for us curly haired girls. They've made a way for us to accurately express ourselves when texting family and friends. I don't know about you but I love using emojis and memes when texting so to be able to use emojis you can identify with is just great! I've always admired Dove Hair and their support of women being who they are. They encouraged me to not only embrace my curls but also celebrate them!
So last week I decided to wear my curls out to lunch with my sister and she shot some photos of me and my curly locks. It felt so good to not have to "fix" my hair to go out. I let my hair air dry and at first I felt kind of weird because I'm not used to wearing my hair down without it being straight but as the day went on my curly hair grew on me. I loved the whole experience so much, I plan to wear my curls out more often. I feel that the more often I do, the more I will learn to love my curls.
So many times we get caught up in what we wish we had and don't really embrace who we are and how God made us. I still like my hair straight but I don't completely hate my curls anymore. This mini shoot was a great reminder for me to be thankful for who I am and how God made me.
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