It’s the one part of our physical appearance we get to choose. Eye color, skin color, face shape, height — all of those are determined for us, but our hair. Our hair.
That is all ours.
The length, how we cut it, how we style it, the color(s) we choose for it to be. If we fix it, or if we let it go free.
It carries social connotations, religious symbolism and historic meaning. We as women bond over it; dyeing, cutting and styling it are reasons for us to gather in each other’s homes and beauty shops to share the stories of our lives. With it, we get to choose the way others perceive us; how we control it (or not) tells the world something about who we are.
Curly, straight, kinky, wavy. Long, shoulder-length, pixie-cut, faux hawk. Natural, dyed, braided, dreaded: no one has hair exactly like you.
Let’s embrace our hair, look in the mirror and call it beautiful.
Let this Southeast Missouri woman inspire you.
Why do you love your hair?
I love my hair because it is versatile. I can wear it up, down, straight, curly, braided and wrapped. Strength is something my hair and I have in common. I can relate to my hair.
How do you take care of your hair?
- I moisturize my hair every other day.
- I deep condition at the end of every week.
- I wrap my hair up in satin/silk every night before bed.
- Every now and then, I get my hair braided to protect my hair. (Braids are also great for my busy lifestyle.)
- I ask my niece to play in my hair!
What is beauty?
Beauty: anyone/anything that can bring whatever it//he/she encounters to life.
Tell us something you’ve learned in life.
I have learned to be still, and wait on the Lord.
Tell us something brave you’ve done.
I have chosen to live life not just for me, but for the betterment of others, so they might do the same for someone else. Side note: I told my crush he will someday be my husband. 🙂
Location: Ebb & Flow Fermentations in Cape Girardeau
Clothes: Brickwood Boutique in Cape Girardeau