This post is created in partnership with Dove Hair. All opinions are my own.
My daughter Jada is a sassy, free-spirited, artsy and full of life kind of girl. That’s the way every daughter should be, and I am proud to be her mother! My children are my biggest accomplishments, and it’s up to me to raise such unique human beings. My daughter is an adamant willed individual but is now reaching the age of her life that the feelings she has will change how she views herself and the world. It is up to me as her mother to give her the backbone she needs to empower herself into an able-bodied adult.
When I was approached to be a part of the Dove™ hair #LoveYourHair campaign, I jumped right on with excitement because I am about loving what you have and loving who you are! The world brings on a host of situations that women feel they aren’t good enough to live up to the world standards. In many cases, these negative feelings find their way to your kids. Like I do, and all mothers should push their children to see past all the bad stuff and be better and stronger individuals.
Growing up as a mixed child wasn’t so easy. Especially growing up in a community, which at times made you feel you had to be accepted in certain groups. I got picked on because I didn’t fit the”mold” of the typical girl from my area. For those reasons, I grew up hating my hair for instance, because it wasn’t a certain way like the other girls. Years later I know that it was because of my beauty that allowed jealousy to rule the hate I felt that if I had children, they would love everything about themselves because they have everything to offer to make this world a better place.
Like many people today they are still trying to be accepted in the same ways, but I am breaking this broken record with my kids. I tell my children this world is a tough one, but you must be strong. Love who you are and be confident so that the world can love you back.
It is such a shame that there is a close depiction of what “beautiful hair” is traditionally thought to look like. Studies conducted thru Dove™ Hair found that 8 in 10 women feel pressure to wear their hair a certain way. Like for me as a child and many others believe these pressures begin at an early age. Like Dove™ Hair, I do think a positive role model can significantly impact a girl’s confidence. In fact, a recent study conducted by Dove™ found that 82% of girls learn to care about themselves from their mother. It’s like they say,” I learned it from my Mamma,” that saying is true and it will live every day through your children.
I am on this campaign with Dove™ hair to create a conversation with mothers on how & why they should share hair positivity with their daughters. Mom’s little moments like this start with you. You can make a difference and help ensure she grows up feeling confident. As I did and you can too, celebrate the beauty of your daughter’s hair today–so she loves her hair tomorrow.
Tell her why you love her hair and inspire her to do the same by creating and sharing a custom #LoveYourHair Selfie with @Dove hair!
Thank you to Dove™ hair for partnering me on this post to share my story and bring inspirations to other mother’s out there to bring their daughters confidence to #LoveYourHair.