It’s Time to Love Your Curls and Teach Your Children the Same

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I participated in a campaign with The Motherhood on behalf of Dove. All opinions are my own.

I have stick straight hair. It won’t hold a curl to save my life, but curls run in my family. My husband hides them in his short hair cut and my mom has some of the curliest hair I’ve ever seen. I call it Wicked Curly (we are both from Massachusetts) hair.When Peanut’s hair started to grow longer I discovered her curls and couldn’t get enough of them. I also had no idea how to take care of them. Thank goodness my Mom was there to show me what to do and how to care for them.

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Did you know that approximately 1 in 3 women in the US have naturally curly hair? And 54% want to change it! Curly girls are 7x more likely to dislike their curly hair if their mother dislikes her own curls. Luckily, I’m always trying to achieve my daughter’s level of curly. Here is a picture of the Wicked Curly girls in my life.


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. Another great way to talk about it is the get the NEW Love Your Curls book that Dove created as a poetic tribute to curly hair. Written by best-selling author, Taiye Selasi and illustrated by Annick Poirier. You can personalize it and even put in a picture of your curly kids in it. It’s beautifully illustrated like a watercolor painting. When you’re finished, download it to look at and read anytime you like. Dove Love Your Curls

If you have curly hair, you have to try out the new Dove Quench Absolute line. I gave a set of the line to my Mom and kept a set for my daughter. My Mom has been raving about how much she loves it. She told me that she used to use oils in her hair because it was so dry and hard to manage but she hasn’t had to since she started using it. Her exact words were, “It really quenches my hair!” My daughter has very fine, silky hair, so her curls tend to straighten out at times, giving her a Farrah Fawcett, 70’s style wave. I love using the Creme Serum on her hair in the mornings to make her curls scrunch back up.

Here is a look at her hair before, after a day of playing. A little messy but still curly. Her curls aren’t as defined though. IMG_8375.JPG


Here is her hair after I used the creme serum in her hair while it was a little damp. (Can you tell it’s humid in Atlanta) Her curls are glossy and more defined than before. IMG_8391.JPG

The formulas, infused with protein, nutrients and Buriti Oil, provide a nourished, smooth finish. Now that we’ve tried them, we are true believers. I feel more confident that I can style my daughters curly hair now with ease. I get so excited to play with her hair because she doesn’t normally let me. I can’t even tuck it behind her ear without her giving me the mean face. She’s lucky, she’s so stinkin’ cute.


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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.

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