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Mommy and Me Monday: Love Your Hair

Today’s post is sponsored by Dove. My opinions and love for the Love Your Hair campaign are all my own. 

Being a woman comes with many difficulties. Including self-love and acceptance, even from a young age. Which is why I love Dove's Love Your Hair campaign.

My daughter was born with a full head of thick, brown, curly hair. It wasn’t a surprise because naturally, that’s the type of hair I have. I’ve always been blessed when it comes to my hair. However, I never really appreciated it because I wanted to be like all the girls I saw in the magazines; super long, blonde, and straight hair. But of course I would learn with age, that’s not true in the least bit. That everyone has a love-hate relationship with their hair and once you accept that, you’ll realize that your hair is beautiful in its own way.

Being a woman comes with many difficulties. Including self-love and acceptance, even from a young age. Which is why I love Dove's Love Your Hair campaign. \

Being a woman comes with many difficulties. Including self-love and acceptance, even from a young age. Which is why I love Dove's Love Your Hair campaign.

Being a woman comes with many difficulties. Including self-love and acceptance, even from a young age. Which is why I love Dove's Love Your Hair campaign.

Being a woman comes with many difficulties. Including self-love and acceptance, even from a young age. Which is why I love Dove's Love Your Hair campaign.

Being a woman comes with many difficulties. Including self-love and acceptance, even from a young age. Which is why I love Dove's Love Your Hair campaign.

Being a woman comes with many difficulties. Including self-love and acceptance, even from a young age. Which is why I love Dove's Love Your Hair campaign.

I’m obsessed with my daughter’s hair. It’s the perfect color of light brown with golden blonde strands glistening through it. It curls ever so perfectly at the ends and makes the cutest little top knot (when she’ll actually let me do it). She’s young so I know she doesn’t know any different know. She couldn’t care less about her hair. But as she grows, she’s going to notice the different types of hair. Maybe she’ll complain it’s too curly when she needs to straighten it. Maybe she’ll complain it’s pin straight and won’t curl. Who knows. But I want to teach her to embrace whatever type of hair she grows up to have.

If she wants to make chemical changes when she’s old enough, that’s her choice. And I’d be a hypocrite to say she couldn’t. But I always want her to feel that regardless, without any changes at all, she’s beautiful the way she is.

Earlier this year, Dove Hair discovered that 8 out of 10 women feel pressure to wear their hair a certain way. That’s an outrageous amount, isn’t it? And since 82% of girls learn to care for themselves from their mother, it’s our job to teach them there’s no reason to feel anxious or pressured to wear their hair a certain way. I love that Dove encourages women to embrace and celebrate their hair! And that per the statistics, our daughters deserve to see us loving ourselves (and our hair) so they grow up to do the same.

Tell your daughter why you love her hair and inspire her to do the same by creating and sharing a custom Love Your Hair (#LoveYourHair) animated message with Dove by visiting LoveYourHair.Dove.com!

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7 COMMENTS

  • Tiffany

    Wow I’m in love with the pictures!
    Tiffany | http://www.arrowsandawe.com

  • Ellie Augustin

    I can totally relate to this post. Both my daughters have hair that is so beautiful and I am so happy they are still little that I am able to fix it up. My oldest was born with looked like a fur hat on her head and it didn’t stop from there she has the most thickest and amazing curls and just I have total hair envy Ha… She can either have it straight if I blow it out or she can just wash and go and NO frizz! She had grown her hair until 8 and it was by her waist and decided to cut it to donate it so a wig could be made for another child who might have cancer. Which made me so proud. Now her hair is growing back and it’s by her shoulders and it’s as awesome as before. My youngest daughter has tight curls and is so much fun to play around with. Her dark brown hair has ended with a few light strain which I love. YES I love both my daughters hair indeed.

  • Allison

    You two are so cute! It’s so important to teach them to appreciate the look they were born with!

  • Y’all are the cutest. You + P…I can’t. And BOTH of you have the most gorgeous hair!

    Coming Up Roses

  • LIANE

    I struggle with my hair and feeling confident with it on a daily basis. I want to love my curls, I really do, and lately with the new baby I haven’t had time to straighten it so I find myself wearing it curly but not loving it. I love the message Dove is sending to women though 🙂

  • Lauren

    I would love to see posts about your life and your feelings and about you and way less posts sponsored posts. I love your voice and your life is far more interesting than sponsored posts.

    • Samantha
      AUTHOR

      Thank you ❤️ I try and keep a balance! And only before things that work in organically with my life 🙂

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