I’ve received compliments on my curly hair all my life. Except I was never as much of a fan. I’d see women with stick-straight hair, hair that hung just the way I thought it was supposed to, the way most pictures on the walls of salons represent, and I wanted that. No matter how long I blow-dried or flat-ironed, it was never the same. I wish, back then, that I had a book like Dove Hair’s Love Your Curls.
Instead, it took my daughter to change my mind.
Because I passed my curly hair on to her. My boys have it, too, in various degrees. Jedi’s hair is really curly while Buzz goes in waves once it gets to a certain length. But they can cut theirs short enough to where it doesn’t matter.
It does matter, though. Because it’s beautiful.
My daughter is a feisty, vibrant 6 year old with the cutest head of ringlets that bounce against her shoulders. It suits her. I actually can’t imagine her any other way. Since only 4 in 10 little girls with curly hair think their hair is beautiful, I also don’t want her to be among the remaining 60%. I want her to rock that head of hair! And so I refrain from saying anything disparaging about my own curls any more. Because of my daughter, I’m learning to embrace them and to feel confident with them. I can finally say it’s ok to love your curls.
As beautiful as my daughter is with her curls, though, and for as long as I’ve dealt with them, I still had no idea how to style or treat hem. Even though 1 in 3 women have curly hair, I’ve always been frustrated at the lack of decent products specifically for it. But now there’s a new line from Dove just for curly hair!
Dove Hair Quench Absolute is a new line of products that promise up to 4X more defined, natural curls. The three part system nourishes hair, while the formulas, infused with protein, nutrients and Buriti Oil, provide a nourished, smooth finish.
I was sent Dove Quench Absolute Ultra Nourishing Shampoo Gently, which gently cleanses curly hair, leaving it feeling soft and smooth, along with Dove Quench Absolute Ultra Nourishing Conditioner to increase the manageability of our curls. There’s also Dove Quench Absolute Intensive Restoration Mask, a rich, creamy formula that envelopes each curl to deliver intense nourishment for ultimate smoothness and hydration, and Dove Quench Absolute Supreme CrÃ¨me Serum, Dove’s first leave-in nourishing treatment for curly hair.
I’ve only used the products a couple times so far, but I can already tell a difference. With thick, coarse, curly hair you need a formula with substance for it to work and this is it! It smells good, too.
Our curly hair is finally getting the pampering it deserves.
Do you know a girl with curls? Personalize, download, and send them their very own Love Your Curls e-book, full of poetic tributes to curly hair! We were sent a limited edition hardcover copy as well, but this is the Love Your Curls e-book I made for my daughter.
Go ahead, #loveyourcurls! Rock that head of hair!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.