At the age of 36, it hit me that I was not as happy in my skin as I had always believed!! For years I have hidden behind weaves and wigs and have NEVER actually embraced my true beauty.
One day I said to myself by the time I’m 40 (2022) I no longer wanted to be wearing wigs, so in September 2018 I started my loc journey. I decided it was time to start my journey of truly being myself.
When I was 7 months into my loc journey it hit me, I have been covering my face with hair in some way for so long now I didn’t like what I was seeing when I looked in the mirror.
I had days where I would wear my natural hair out at work, and I would get complimented on how nice my hair looked, how nice I looked BUT the thing was deep down I was not ‘feeling myself’ at all!! I was not feeling as confident as I would when I would be wearing my wig.
From a young age I was teased about having a big forehead, and it wasn’t until 2014 I started to wear hairstyles that did not include a fringe/side fringe, basically covering my face.
I then realised that when I was wearing my wigs, they would be fitted slightly over my hair line, meaning some of my forehead would be covered. Therefore, still not living in my TRUTH and not really loving myself.
In October 2019 I went on holiday and decided I would wear my natural hair out in the daytime and my wig at night. On the first day of the holiday during a boat party rave I spoke to a few people as you do. That very same night at the next event I had a few people who I spoke to during the day try and chat me up not realising that I was the same person they spoke to earlier that day. This proved how different I looked when I was wearing my wig and confirmed that I was more attractive to the opposite sex when wearing my wigs.
After returning from holiday I felt quite self-conscious once again about my hair and the way I looked without my wig, how I looked in my natural state.
I was looking through my holiday pictures, and my pictures without my wig was VERY hard, as all I could see was my forehead. I didn’t look like how I normally look; my outfits didn’t look as good as they usually would, and this was all because I didn’t love my HAIR!!
I made a conscious decision to start wearing my hair out more often, I needed to get used to what I TRULY looked like. Every day I would look at myself in the mirror and say #IAMBEAUTIFUL #ILOVEMYHAIR #IAMLOVED I would repeat these affirmations at least 3 times.
I am honestly in such a difference place when it comes to my hair and how I look at myself. I LOVE MY HAIR!! I am now 1 year & 10 months loc’d and I am loving the journey.
Saying those positive affirmations daily truly helped me to believe what I was saying and how I felt about myself. Listen Uplift Vent CIC truly believe positive affirmations can have a real positive impact on your mindset, which in turn can have a positive impact on your life.
LUV will be releasing a #IAM Positive Affirmation book which will help and support you to embed a positive affirmation process into your life. The book will be available to purchase through Amazon on the 9th July 2020.
Please see pictures below of me with my loc’s and with my wig.
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