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  • Thank you @toyotausa for having me at the Culture of Gratitude Brunch celebrating women. Grateful to be in the room with so many awesome Black Women. So inspiring! #toyota #a3cfestival #a3c
  • Is there someone outside of your parents that you were able to confide or look up to when you were growing up? One of my favorite characters on @davidmakesman on @owntv is Mx. Elijah. People like Mx. Elijah, who are unapologetically themselves, can be instrumental as part of the village in a young persons life. Mx. Elijah is one of those people that you can confide in without being judged. My older sisters and my niece have been there for me like Mx. Elijah. They constantly look out for me and are there for me when I need them. It definitely takes a village.  Learn more about Mx. Elijah character on @davidmakesman on Wednesday 9/8c on #OWNTV #davidmakesman #ad
  • Thanking God for another year! These last 6 months have been rough but I thank God for keeping me covered. Celebrate with my by taking advantage of the @supermomculture hoodie sale! Ends tonight. #libraseason
  • Felt cute, might delete later (jokes). Lol 😂 I’ve been wanting to use that caption. Hello from #Aruba 👋🏾. Having a ball celebrating my friend nuptials. This is one lit wedding celebration (watch stories). Service isn’t great so trying to post when I can. Glad I was able to wear this @suakokobetty ensemble one more time before it gets cold. My bow tube top was on the clearance sale at Zara this past spring.
  • Your girls got a birthday coming up (10/8)! I’ll be celebrating in a tropical location this wknd for my friends wedding. I won’t need a hoodie but you guys will 😆. My birthday gift to you is a sale on @supermomculture hoodies! Link in profile.  I’m wearing a medium in the hoodie (unisex sizes)! ♎️ #supermomculture Wearing @thelipbar Hot Mama
  • My little fire chief wanted to inform you, along with @nfpadotorg, that #nationalfirepreventionweek is coming Oct 6-13. #NFPA has made it easy to teach kids on all levels about fire safety. Click link in profile for free games, videos and printables to help your kids learn more about fire safety.  You may learn something yourself. I know I did.  Have you discuss a fire safety plan with your kids? #ad
  • When you become a mother, you want the best for your kids.  Watching @davidmakesman on @OWNTV reminds me that no matter how challenging motherhood is, we never give up.  The character Gloria, who is a mother of two boys, is faced challenges trying to raise them on her own. No matter how hard it gets, she continues to work hard and fight for her kids to have a better life.  My mom was a "Gloria", never giving up when faced with challenges while she was trying to break a cycle.  I think we all know or maybe are a "Gloria" and can relate to her story very well! Tune in to the powerful series #DavidMakesMan on OWN on Wednesdays at 9/8c #AD
  • I used 3 packs of @latchednhooked pre-stretched hair in Suga Mama and one pack of exotic curl in coffee (said wrong in video). My edges can’t handle single braids so cornrows it is! #latchedandhooked #bohobraids
  • Obsessed with Harper’s Enchanted Fourest theme! Thx @swankyroseevents for the set up! I DIY’d the grass letters.  Details on how I did them on the blog.  Super easy but costly 😩. Link in profile
  • Kimonos are a woman’s best friend.  So flattering! I think I have like 20 and I’m looking for more! Who else can relate 🙋🏾‍♀️
  • That’s a wrap! Had a blast celebrating Harper’s 4th Birthday at @tumblesjohnscreek. The kids had so much fun at this new facility (opened last week). The staff was amazing and kept the kids entertained the whole time. I’ll be sharing more details on Harper’s Enchanted Fourest soon! If you’re in the Atlanta area make sure you check out #tumblesjohnscreek  they have STEAM and gym classes. I’m off for rest of the weekend, mama tide 😩.
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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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