"In high school I felt so unsure about what to do with my hair, I always wanted to wear it straight because I didn't know how to wear it naturally," said Benet. "At the time, it was kind of an awkward time for me.
Benet also mentioned the support of her father during that awkward phase. "My Dad has always been supportive of me wearing it natural even when I wanted to try doing something different. He would often encourage me to stand outside the box, a lot like himself with his personal style. “
Benet believes that natural hair can be pretty liberating for women no matter what part of their journey they are on. “I think the natural hair movement is empowering and I am so happy so many women have decided to embrace it," said Benet. "Everyone’s hair is different and that’s the best part about it. You have your own uniqueness that you were gifted with from your parents. You can do so much with your natural hair."
Benet's natural hair journey is more then just cosmetic as she reflects on her childhood and what her root's really mean. “There is something really beautiful about how God made you and the fact that these are the traits that were passed down from my parents," said Benet. "My mom passed away when I just a baby so embracing what she gave me and passed down to me is an honor. “
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