Since my blog’s name has “Dove” in it, people always wonder if I’m a big fan of the brand. I am, but more for stuff like their latest video than for their products. (Which are also good. That deodorant? Bomb.)
Seriously though, if you have curly hair or if your kid does, watch this now:
It’s officially time for ladies with naturally curly hair to stop complaining. Not only are your effortless ringlets the envy of those of us with more linear locks, but now it appears they may be helping you get better jobs!
Good Morning America recently aired a behavioral study that showed employers are more likely to hire a woman with curly hair than a woman with straight hair. When reporter Taryn Winter Brill met with job recruiters with her hair worn naturally curly, they described her as more “intelligent, articulate and displaying a higher level of confidence” than when she mirrored the interview with a straight hairstyle.
A cartoon in The New Yorker caught the media’s attention with a controversial satire of Michelle and Barack Obama depicted in the stereotypical roles of a 1970s militant Afro-wearing black woman and a traditional Muslim, respectively. Even my fellow beauty fanatics over at Naturally Curly have a bone to pick with the satire; specifically, why is having an afro associated with being an angry activist?
Another interesting question: if Michelle Obama did decide to sport a kinkier ‘do, would America be open-minded enough to accept a First Lady wearing a style still so closely associated with an ethnic group? I always assumed Obama’s religious affiliations would be the point of prejudice in this election, but The New Yorker’s illustration suggests that racial stereotypes may still be a battle Barack will have to fight.
The debate garnered enough attention to warrant a press release, which I’ve included below:
Did you know that 65% of women in the US have naturally curly hair? It’s true. Don’t fight your curls, girls – embrace them! You can style without spending 3 hours with a flat iron. Here’s a quick guide on making your natural frizz look sleek and controlled: