More and more these days, many ladies are coveting curl patterns that aren’t their own, a trending topic that actress and curly girl Tracee Ellis Ross is addressing by launching her “Hair Love” Campaign–a call to action for women to start loving own natural hair.
Prompted by an Instagram meme from AroundTheWayCurls showing a little girl crying with a caption reading, “That moment you realize you don’t have Tracee Ellis Ross’s hair,” the 40-year-old star created a video response to express her gratitude–but to also explain her views on the matter.
“I don’t want you to want my hair. The reason I don’t want you to want my hair is I’m of the school of ‘love what you got. For me, the reason my hair was such a battle was because I was trying to make it something it wasn’t. I wanted the hair that somebody else had,” Tracee says in the video.
She goes on to say: “I love that you love my hair but I only love that you love my hair if it’s an inspiration for you to love your hair.”
Loving your own hair — that’s a powerful statement of self-acceptance to share with all the beautiful women in your world.