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  • Quarantine cuties! I bought these outfits before the lockdown because we were scheduled to be traveling this week. Since their hair was done we might as well 📸. But why are they so cool! Links to their outfits on the blog. #targetstyle #fashionkids
  • Those pedicures hit diff when you can’t go to the nails shop! It had gotten so bad that I didn’t want to touch my own feet. I grabbed my pumice, cuticle remover, soaked my feet and went to work! These were supposed to be my spring summer sandals. Got them from ASOS before ish got real! I’ll link them in my stories shortly.
  • Shout out to all the moms holding it down and homeschooling!  These kids may be trying to take us out but we got this!  @Supermomculture #dontrushchallenge featuring 
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  • No judgment zone! While scouring IG looking for hair inspo at time I’ve noticed “strangers” in the comments telling people how their kids hair should look.  I’m guilty of having my opinions in the past but I kept them to myself.  I remember when I said I would never put beads in my kids hair, add color, blow it out or add hair.  Look at us now.  I think all those “rules” held us back from embracing our hair. While I won’t do anything to damage their hair I do encourage them to try different styles.  Peyton knows her hair is magical and she can do so many things. She gets to the point where she asks me if she could wear it natural for a while vs the other way around. I offered to give her a long ponytail for her cheer competition and she said no she was fine.  Ok den! I know My mood is better when my hair is laid. Love our girls can express themselves with their hair. What’s a hair rule that you have broken for you or your children?
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  • 🐆🐅 #DontRushChallenge Carole Baskin Edition🐅🐆
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  • Harper got her bedroom “office” update. I styled the book shelves (she has a ton in her closet) and added a dry erase board.  She loves to practice her letter on it. Just after one day, her markers were confiscated 😒. Not sure what my next project will be.  I’m avoiding my closet but I seriously need to tackle that asap. You can find more pics of her room on the blog.  Link in profile. #heytrinashome #kidsdecor
  • My first time doing braid with hair ever! I did box braids on Peyton’s hair using @latchednhooked pre-stretched hair.  I’m so happy with how they came out I’m tempted to doing some on myself 😳. I used the rubber and method. Ore pics on the blog. Would you try these?  If you try this please share with me! #boxbraids #girlbraidstyles #latchednhooked #protectivestyles #diybraids https://heytrina.com/easy-box-braids-you-can-do-yourself-video/
  • My favorite part of Peyton’s bedroom refresh is her art from @sheisthisdesigns! I need to order more for Harper’s room and my new office space. I dreamed of having a room like Peyton’s when I was growing up (sometimes now 😆). She’s also has a closet to die for.  I always tell her if she can’t keep it clean, I’m putting my stuff in there.  We’ll be cleaning that out soon! Paint color is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.  More room pics on the blog. Link in profile. #heytrinashome
  • Picture of my girls actually fighting against doing any school work.  This homeschooling thing is a full time job! Mr has locked himself in my old office leaving me to fend for myself. I’ve decided to give the girls and myself grace (and 🍷). Not that I’m letting them win, after hours of going back and fourth I have to know when to call it a day.  One night I was up with Peyton till almost 10 helping her finish her work and I knew this can’t be life.  So we’re working about 2-3 hrs a day on school plus reading.  That’s all i got.  Just praying  she passes 4th grade 😩. How’s it going for you guys? #graceandmercy shirts fine @pintsizefaith
  • Another project under my quarantine belt! Peyton’s pre-tween bedroom refresh is done! It looks so good and matches the vibe of the rest of the house. Peyton wanted to kick the bright pinks to the curb. Now Harper wants her room update 😒. Her only update will be a good cleaning 😩. Spent less than $100. Swipe to see the before that was already cute. Links to everything on the blog (link in profile) #heytrinashome
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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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