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  • Somebody’s been drinking their water and minding their business 😆. My first blog post of 2020 is up! This is the year I say YES to myself more! I’m excited about it.  I also forgot I got Fendi bag on Black Friday at a consignment store because I tucked it away before Mr started asking questions! Pretty much brand new for a small fraction of the price 🙌🏾. My dress/jacket is also on sale at @recessionistasclose! Details are on the blog. Link in profile. 📷 @kaynjames
  • Y’all remember this? I saw that meme about what you call @diddy and you can tell someone’s age. Well I call him Puff. Happy Friday!  Fun fact: Peyton got some moves.  She can really dance. I don’t own the rights to this music. #puffdaddy
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  • Even though my voice is gone (I’m sure Mr & the girls are happy about that 😒), I’m excited for my first speaking engagement of the year for @bcollectivemag #belevated conference this month! I’ll be giving all the tea that has helped me to secure the brands. I’m so honored to be included in the line up!
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Love Your Hair

December 21, 2016

This post is sponsored by Dove Hair. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

Up until recent years, curly hair was not considered beautiful hair.   Since society did not embrace natural hair back in the day, our parents would straighten our hair. I wasn’t even 5 years old when I got my first “perm”. I believed if my hair wasn’t straight and long it didn’t look good. It wasn’t until I went away to college that I decided that I was going to do my hair how I wanted, not what someone else thought I should do. For years, I wore my hair as short as I could get it and even shaved the back. I also rocked a TWA (teeny weeny afro) in the late 90’s before it was a thing.

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Now that I have two girls watching my every move, I am mindful of the examples I set. I am their first role model.   I want them to be confident with the hair on their head. A Dove study found that 82% of girls learn to care for themselves from their mother. I celebrate the beauty of their hair today, so they will love their hair tomorrow.

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I know what you may be thinking, “Trina, you wear protective styles. How does that help your girls?” I started wearing protective style out of convenience way before Peyton arrived. I’ve explained to Peyton (6 years old) that I wear my hair like this to protect my natural hair and that it gives me more time to take care of her and her hair. I also let Peyton see me take extensions out and nurture my natural hair.   She can see the confidence that I exude at each stage in my hair process, weave or not. I’ve also made a conscious effort to wear more natural (curly) protective styles that resemble Peyton’s and Harper’s hair.

 

dove-hair-4I also let Peyton see my postpartum hair loss after having Harper. I lost all my edges and sides of my hair. She asked me what was I going to do. I told her it was just hair and it would be back. I pray that she remembers that moment and understands that her hair does not define her.

Dove Hair recently found that 8 in 10 women feel pressure to wear their hair a certain way. It starts at a young age. I’m glad that Dove is taking the initiative to empower mothers to be leaders in their daughter’s confidence by teaching them to love their hair.

Daily, I make a conscious effort to show my girls how beautiful and versatile their natural hair is and I encourage you to do the same. Visit Dove at LoveYourHair.Dove.com to create your own #LoveYourHair message or share a selfie with your daughter.

  • LoveBrownSugar
    December 21, 2016 at 9:09 am

    So incredibly beautiful! It’s so important to encourage our young girls and let them know that their hair is beautiful so they can be confident. Love this post Trina!

  • Alissa Wilson
    December 21, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Your children are so beautiful and their hair is awesome.

  • Lexi
    December 21, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I love you and your babies hair!!!! Glad that you are inspiring your daughters to love their hair

  • afr0bella
    December 21, 2016 at 11:31 am

    This is so beautiful, Trina!! Thank you <3

  • Charlotte
    December 28, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    You and your littles are gorgeous. I try to encourage my girls – Neriah especially to embrace everything about themselves, hair included.
    Great post!

  • Lauren
    December 28, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    So dope. I love this so much! Its so important that we make sure our babies know how beautiful they are and their hair too!

  • Raquel
    January 2, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Nothing like some curls!!

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