Monique Coleman just had such a beautiful, vulnerable moment on Instagram! The High School Musical star opened up about learning to love herself and her natural hair.
"#SELFLOVE ✨👑👊🏾 ❤️ I'm posting this #raw #selfie b/c I get tons of comments abt my hair--how amazing it is, how much people wish their curl pattern could be more like mine--how it's "perfect".....Well, sweet beautiful girls, it isn't mine! This is the "real" me, #noextensions #nomakeup #nolashes #nofilter Why? Because I spent SO many years hating this hair, this curl, this girl--hiding behind make-up, weaves, & wigs. Wanting to have that "mixed girl" hair," Monique wrote.
"It's scary to let people see who you really are, but until you're comfortable with YOU, the unaltered, non enhanced, God given version, everything else is a mask. I can proudly say that wearing extensions & weaves is now just an "extension" of me. I change my look because I LIKE to--not because I NEED to in order to feel worthy of love! I've finally grown to LOVE this girl 🙏🏾❤️ 👸🏾 ," she continued.
In the selfie, Monique looks so radiantly beautiful without any make up on, showcasing her natural hair.
"I'm sharing this because I want you to love YOU! Whether you have no hair, low hair, thin hair, or fro hair, you are beautiful. It's "who you are" not what you wear that is the source of your beauty! S/O to @aliciakeys @rawbeautytalks @blackgirlmagik @iamthatgirl @sanahj @sethmatlins & all the other champions of #selflove #realbeauty & #transparency PS: those gorgeous locks you love are from my girl @bohoexoticstudio & my amazing stylist @hairjunkierandy ✌🏾️😅 #vulnerableMOment," the star concluded.
Monique had such a positive, important message to share with girls everywhere. It's so inspiring to learn that she's overcome past struggles of acceptance and truly loves who she is today. Thank you for sharing this moment with us, Monique!
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