They do this for a LIVING
I do not think many readers understand just how much of a business this natural hair thing is.Many of your favorite bloggers and vloggers have been doing this for years and spend tons of hours working on natural hair.
Readers are learning and working with their own hair but vloggers and bloggers are learning everything about hair, techniques, content for posts and vidoes, and answering questions about hair.
We all spend on record about 40 hours a week doing our job and many bloggers and vloggers spend that much time and more on their craft as well.
With that much time spent on their hair, it is easy to see why they have such luscious tresses!!! From product reviews, to the perfect way to create hairstyles, much time is spent on all things natural hair.
It is a job although a loved one but a job nonetheless and one must remember that. Comparing your tresses or knowledge on natural hair to a vlogger or blogger can be detremental to your self-esteem.
The Grass isn’t always greener
On one hand, you see picture perfect videos, tutorials or posts full of knowledge. You do not see the haphazard, sleep-deprived person behind the post or video camera probably with a tangled mess of dirty hair on her head.
You see only see the good and that’s how it is supposed to be, assuming they are perfect 24/7. This is unrealistic and very often wrong. Speaking from experience, your next door neighbor may have her life and hair more put together than me and I do this for a living.
Do not fall for all the glitz and glamour of video editing and tons of research. No one is perfect so swapping your hair with someone else is not going to make your hair struggles any easier.
Just like anything else in life, the grass isn’t always greener somewhere else and all you have to do is water your own lawn and watch it bloom. All the time you spend wishing you had hair like this vlogger or that blogger is precious time taken away from nurturing your own tresses.
Love thyself unconditionally
Is there anyway better to be? It is hard to accept, appreciate and nurture what we may not automatically love. Some are not loving their natural hair and the why is not as important as the, “OK, when are you going to get over whatever hangup you got”.
It is a part of you that was a gift from your parents and a higher being if you believe in one. Look, we all have our bad hair days, looking too fat days, wishing we would look like a model days but they must not run our lives.
Once you see yourself, I mean the REAL you, then you can fully appreciate and nurture your whole body including your hair. Stop the coveting and embrace the tresses that make you a unique and beautiful human being. If you cannot see your beauty no one else will either. Enjoy, love and cherish your beauty from the top of your tresses to the soles of your feet. It is about loving yourself, girl!
Originally posted 2014-10-29 15:00:51.