Oh yes, you’ve seen it: two friends in a dressing room at Department Store X trying on their picks from the shopping floor. One friend says, “Hey! I’m ready. Come and see how this looks.” And the other rushes over for a quick dress inspection, followed by a sigh and a proclamation, “It looks great on you! I’m sure it would look nothing like that on me though.” Heck, you might have said it to a friend yourself. Whether it was at Shoe Store X or Hair Salon X, women compare themselves to anything from the model on the latest cover of that popular magazine or another women walking down the street. Alright, so we compare ourselves; whether it’s clothing, body shape, make-up looks or hairstyles, we’ve done it for ages or even eons. While some comparison can lead to inspiration and motivation, constant comparisons can chew through our self-image and stifle us from trying anything new.
With naturally curly hairstyles gaining popularity, this comparison theory has found a new subject to infest. And in doing so has created a slew of new myths about what looks good or bad on our heads. Has the Hairy (pun intended) Comparison Monster gotten you in its grips? Follow these simple tips to banish this curly myth for good.
No really, the solution sounds simple because it is. The first step to dispelling the myth that “a look is better on her than you” is to stop comparing yourself. Whether the “experts” say short hair looks best on heart-shaped faces, or long-hair should be parted in the middle, stop comparing yourself in envy. It’s not worth the mental real estate. When you find yourself comparing, pick out something about your hair that you love and spend some time thanking God for it. Chances are the woman in the picture is staring at a picture of some look she thinks she can’t get. It’s up to you to put a stop to the cycle!
April is NaturallyCurly's month of Curly Myth Busters. Don't be April fooled by these common curly hair myths!