Within two hours after her birth, the nurse was showing me how to give her a bath as I quietly watched from my seat on the hospital bed. I was exhausted and overwhelmed and wondering if I’d ever be able to give my daughter a bath as flawlessly and comfortably as the nurse was doing so, when she suddenly exclaimed, “Your daughter has curly hair – look!” And indeed, the moisture in Scarlet’s hair revealed what I hadn’t noticed instantly at birth – my kid had curls! Again, just like I had.
I was so excited that I sleepily called my mom, who was due to visit me at the hospital later that night, to tell her I had given birth to someone just like myself! As time went on, it was clear that Scarlet’s curls were here to stay, in some form or another. I admit that I was slightly upset at first because I remember the ferocity with which I once tamed my curls.
My hair grew out into the long, wavy kind of curls that are somewhat easy to manage but still a ton of fun in the summertime! That’s what happened with Scarlet when she was about four-years-old too. I love my hair and I hope she loves hers too.
Did you know that one in three women in the US have curly hair? Dove Hair sent a complete haircare set to our home, as well as the wonderful “Love Your Curls” book – a poetic tribute to curly hair. It was inspired by thousands of stories from women with curly hair and is intended to represent and inspire curly girls of all ages. Scarlet and I read the book together.
With summer’s humidity upon us, the book and the haircare set are helping us to love our curls and waves. You can download the book to inspire the curly girls in YOUR life! Visit Dove.com/LoveYourCurls (http://clvr.li/cgdovelyc), download the free e-book, create a personalized e-book with a custom dedication and illustration for a curly girl in your life, and share your personalized e-book on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Scarlet and I also received a set of Dove Hair Quench Absolute products. We got the shampoo and conditioner, and we’ve had to fight over them since we use different bathrooms. I’ve also been using the Intensive Restoration Mask and the Absolute Supreme Crème Serum, which has been great with the recent heat and humidity. I use it on both wet and dry hair.
Here are the stats and facts from Dove Hair:
– Women and girls with curly hair tend to feel less confident.
– Only 4 in 10 little girls with curly hair think their hair is beautiful.
– Only 10% of women in the U.S. with curly hair feel proud of their hair.
– Dove Hair wants all women and girls to love their curls.
– Dove Hair launched the “Love Your Curls” campaign to encourage women to celebrate their curls and inspire future generations to do the same.
– Girls are more likely to feel beautiful and proud of their hair if people around them do.
I’ve always loved my thick curls and waves, and I hope Scarlet will continue to love hers as well. We’ve both been using the Dove hair products for several weeks and her hair has been easier to comb out after bath, and has been drying well too.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.