“My 18 year old brother convinced me to get an InstaGram account a few years back, and it did not take me too long to get hooked. I could show off the fierce henna tattoo my coworker hand-drew and get tips on style & natural hair care. At first, it was a source of inspiration and excitement. I started finding and following my favorite naturalistas, carefully emulating their style essentials. I felt empowered, inspired, and sassy! Yet, after a month or so of getting my daily dose of IG natural styles, I realized that I was changing. I found myself constantly comparing my hair texture to the women on the screen, and this was something that I had never done before. (Yes, I do mean never). I’d started hashtagging my new hair styles with rigor, hoping someone would acknowledge the hours I’d spent detangling, combing, co-washing, and putting just about everything in my refrigerator and cabinets in my head as “a treatment”…. Finally, I had to say ‘Enough.’
Hear how I went from a case of curl envy to internal validation at Coloures, by ForHarriet.com!