I just had a defining moment. I apply my deep conditioning hair masque the same way I USED to apply my relaxer. #naturalhairjourney— Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) June 27, 2016
I used to be one of those girls who hated the way natural hair looked. Then I woke up. All hair is beautiful in its natural state. — Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) June 27, 2016
Here's why this is important:
- The natural hair movement has been a way for black women to find a new sense of comfort in their own skin and natural beauty.
- Simply knowing that another black woman faces this same personal adversity provides a sense of comfort to those who feel challenged when they look in the mirror.
- Seeing this vulnerability from a black celebrity will allow others to confront their own (not yet realized) internal battle with accepting themselves in a natural state.