Question: Am I the only one who feels like it took Apple FOREVER to launch a variety of skin tone emojis? Seriously, I could only go on for so long with adding a disclaimer along with my emojis, because they looked absolutely nothing like me. Imagine the joy I felt when they added more skin tones to their line-up. However, it never dawned on me that although my emoji could now have Lupita Nyong’o velvet complexion, she’d still have Cher’s hair, with no curly options available – until now.
This month (November) Dove launched their #LoveYourHair campaign, which consists of curly haired emojis. Pure genius.
The world is changing. Or maybe it isn’t. Maybe we’re finally accepting our differences are what makes us uniquely beautiful, especially aesthetics. For YEARS curly hair has been deemed unruly, unmanageable, and ugly. However, the tide has changed within the last 7 years. Women are quickly learning to accept and LOVE their curly hair. I’m one of them. After 18 years of perming my natural hair, I made the decision to cut off my perm and embrace my God-given kinky coils. It’s been one of the hardest, yet beautiful decision I’ve ever made. Also, this year I noticed that although I love a half wig & Senegalese twists, I’ve never felt more beautiful than I do with my natural curls. Progress.
My curly hair is a HUGE part of my lifestyle. Seriously, my husband knows when to comfort me, because my twist-out didn’t come out right, lol. It was only a matter of time before someone saw the need for curly hair emojis. Shout out to Dove! Let the emoji abuse commence!
P.S. Be sure to download the Dove curly hair emoji app. It’s only Free.99 and be used in all text and messenger apps.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dove. The opinions and text are all mine.