What Does My Self-Esteem Have To Do With Having A Healthy Mane?

What Does My Self-Esteem Have To Do With Having A Healthy Mane?

Believe it or not, your self-esteem can determine the condition of your hair. When you take pride in your hair, it shows, despite the texture. If you are a woman who has a bad self-image, you will probably go to great lengths to try to measure up to society’s definition of beauty.

For example, black women press and relax their hair too often to get that bone-straight hair look. When you press and relax your hair, you alter its original structure, and that can lead to badly-damaged tresses. A lot of the preconceived notions black women have come from society’s view of beauty. When you read magazines or watch commercials that imply only certain races of women can achieve long, healthy hair, you get a warped view of beauty.

Achieving healthy, textured black hair then seems impossible. You don’t have to go to such extremes to fit the molds society has created. You can look and feel good about your hair without altering it to the point of ultimate ruin. Also, keep in mind, what is good for other hair types will not be good for black hair. You are wonderfully and beautifully made in God’s image. Whatever your hair type, realize that you are beautiful and unique!

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