Hey guys! So for this post. This is one of the few times that you have seen me with no makeup and with my natural hair. This month of May, I am trying to leave my natural hair out the entire month. 90% of the time, I always have protective styles on my head. That means, I keep my natural hair covered with weaves or braids. However, it is important for your hair to breath and be treated underneath it all. The no makeup thing is not for the entire month. Nonetheless, I want to minimize the amount of times I wear makeup just to let my skin breath. Truly being au naturale with no makeup and natural hair is so liberating. It took me a while to be comfortable with my natural hair. So if you are struggling with being comfortable with your natural hair, body, skin or whatever, here are some tips to help you appreciate the real you.
I am a firm believer of speaking what you want into existence. Thus, if you tell yourself you are beautiful, then you will believe you are beautiful and your beauty will shine. Sometimes you have to fake it till you make it. You might feel silly telling yourself positive things about yourself. But it will help you to believe in yourself when you do.
2. TAKE CARE OF YOUR PHYSICAL BODY
You get what you put in. While you should love your body and skin no matter what state it’s in, taking care of it will help you to appreciate it more. Working out, eating healthy, and finding a perfect skin care regimen helps with your confidence. Take time for self care and eliminate the stressors in your life.
3. FIND A GO-TO HAIR STYLE THAT MAKES YOU FEEL FLY
For all my naturalista sisters, there are so many natural hairstyles to choose from. Plus, there are countless YouTube tutorials. Once you find that one or two styles that make you feel bomb, stick with them. It helps to make you feel more comfortable rocking your hair when you have a go-to that is always a banger.
4. TAKE PICTURES OF YOURSELF WITHOUT MAKEUP
Sometimes when you look in the mirror, you think of yourself as being worse than you are. If you take a picture, with good lighting of course, you will see that your flaws are more trivial than you make them to be. Seeing recurring images of your makeup free self, helps you to get used to that aesthetic. The same thing for natural hair.
5. CONNECT WITH YOUR SPIRITUAL SIDE
When you really get in touch with who you are in Christ, your confidence grows. Not just in your outward appearance, but in your characteristics. Remember that you are all fearfully and wonderfully made. God did not make any mistakes on you.
Here are some confidence building songs to listen to.
- India Arie- “Private Pary”
- Colbie Caillat-” Try”
- India Arie- “Video”
- India Arie- “I am Not My Hair”
- Christina Aguilera- “Beautiful”
- Esperanza Spalding- “Black Gold”
I hope you enjoyed this post.