Did you know that in general, girls and women with curly hair are less confident? It's true. Only 10% of women with natural curls feel proud of their hair. I completely believe this statistic, because if I'm being totally honest, I have always disliked my curly hair. But wait, I bet you're thinking "You have curly hair!?" Why yes, yes I do. But I have been straightening it as long as I can remember.
The thing is, that I actually love curly hair on other people. I think it's gorgeous and can really add a lot of character to someone's appearance. But, I just don't like it on me. It's silly really, I know. Truth is, there are a lot of reasons why I should leave my hair alone more often and just the curls fly free.
Most days, I straighten my hair and put on makeup, you know, to keep up appearances. But I think there is something to be said about being "natural." Leaving my hair alone, and wearing less makeup is actually a goal of mine this Summer. I think when you can feel comfortable in your own skin (and hair!), you will exude more confidence than when you totally make yourself up.
Secondly, although I don't have little girls, I still very strongly believe that my boys can learn from the way I present myself. I want them to see their Mother & know that I take pride in the way I was made. And I want to be able to encourage them to look for the real, natural beauty in other people as well.
And thirdly, well, I just don't want to use so much heat on my hair. It's not good for it, plain and simple.
So one of the biggest hurdles for me, is finding a product that can help to tame my wild curls. I want them to be soft and smooth, but also controlled.
I was recently introduced to the Quench Absolute Collection.
- Quench Absolute Ultra Nourishing Shampoo
- Quench Absolute Ultra Nourishing Conditioner
- Quench Absolute Intensive Restoration Mask
- Quench Absolute Supreme Crème Serum
And I have to say, I'm impressed.
Ignore my silly bathroom/no make-up picture here, but I just wanted to kind of showcase how curly my hair is! Thing is, I don't leave it down and curly very often because I just cut it, so I feel like it's at an awkward length right now. BUT, I still really want to give my hair a break from all of the heat products I've been using.
And before I go!! I want to share with you this awesome e-book you can download from the Dove website. It's called Love your Curls. I love the way it's described as "a poetic tribute to curly hair, inspired by real women." You can also create your own personalized e-book with a custom dedication and illustration for a curly haired girl in your life. Neat, right? Go check it out!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.