📸: @greeneuphorias Q: Do you have any advice for a black individual who is struggling to love their hair?
A: There’s a lot of approaches to this. But for me, I’d say learning to love your hair in its natural state is a direct path to an even greater self-love. Especially for us. And self-love is a never-ending journey. So understand this is a process. Some days are going to be better than others, but you gotta flow through it. You may compare your natural hair to others. You may say “this is too much to deal with.” But this self-love journey is about practicing patience. And we have a lot of things that we’ve been taught that we need to get out of our system.
Every day, close your eyes and take just one moment to internalize the fact that you’re not here to satisfy anyone. You’re not here to accommodate the world around you. And when you realize that, when you remind yourself of that, you realize there’s a whole lot that doesn’t actually matter. You have to ask yourself, who am I doing this for? This self-doubt that I’m feeling right now, who is it serving? If you block out all the external bullshit that impacts how we view ourselves and what appearance we aim to achieve, what do you have left? Our natural, whole selves just the way we were meant to be. And that’s powerful.
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