We've Come So Far!
My girls are growing up KNOWING that they are beautiful just the way they are created, I NEVER felt that growing up.
There are so many more options than before, and there is an understanding that my texture needs more moisture and that's ok!
This one's HUGE, no one ever told me don't shampoo every day! did I mention I'm a clean freak, this one was hard for me.
There are more techniques available, I went around looking like a boy the first 17 years of my life!
There are so many more options, natural is so important to me, your skin is your largest organ and you absorb 60% of what you put on it!
But We Still Have Work To Do
Despite the great advances we've made, I believe we still have a few challenges ahead of us. These are the top five hurdles that I think our community and the curly industry can still improve.
In a job situation, you can be professional looking without HAVING to straighten it, I have a dear friend that is a meteorologist that was at the top of her class and was unable to get a nibble on her resume with curly hair picture, she straightened it and had 3 offers immediatley! We MUST continue to push accepting our texture in professional environments.
There are NOT enough stylists that truly understand how to cut textured hair with out blowing it out straight!
Textured hair can be more fragile, some of the color lines/techniques are too harsh.
I still struggle with finding good accessories that don't damage my hair and are cute.
UGH! This one really bugs me, there are so many celebrities that actually have textured hair that was once BEAUTIFUL, but they choose to straighten, flat iron and abuse their hair. Oh how I would love to see those beautiful influential celebrities embrace their texture and really make a positive change in so many lives and self-confidence, the other causes they get behind are nice, but I would love to see this change.
Embrace your natural beauty,
KellyFounder of MopTop