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Rochelle from The Saturdays wrote a lovely post about how she's helping her daughter's confidence

She’s embracing her natural hair to set an example for her four-year-old

4.50am - a teething Valentina screams so loud until she wakes an energetic Alaia. Tea party in my bed and Baby TV? 🙃 #mumlife

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IT’S BEEN A while since we’ve heard anything from The Saturdays.

Una Healy launched her own solo career, as has her bandmate Vanessa White, while Frankie Bridge has been presenting TV shows and enjoying married life and Mollie King has been on Strictly Come Dancing.

Rochelle Humes recently gave birth to her second child with JLS member Marvin Humes. She has been enjoying life as a parent to her baby Valentina and her four-year-old daughter Alaia-Mai Humes.

Today the former singer took to social media to talk about her daughter’s perception of herself.

She said she was heartbroken by the fact that Alaia was unhappy with her naturally curly hair.

My four year old little girl Alaia has been telling me for a while that she doesn’t like her curly hair, at first (as us mums do) I didn’t think it was a big deal. Once I realised this wasn’t a phase I asked her why she didn’t like her curls. It broke my heart when she told me she didn’t look like a princess.

Rochelle went on to quote the four-year-old:

I don’t Mummy, because Elsa and Rapunzel have long straight hair.

🦋

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Rochelle became a bit worried after this.

It then dawned on me that maybe this issue started closer to home because, all she has ever known is her Mummy to style her hair straight, when in fact mine is naturally curly too. So moving forward in the New Year, I’ve decided to finally embrace everything that makes me ME.

#GoingBackToMyRoots 🌀My four year old little girl Alaia has been telling me for a while that she doesn't like her curly hair, at first (as us Mums do) I didn't think it was a big deal. Once I realised this wasn't a phase I asked her why she didn't like her curls. It broke my heart when she told me it was because she didn't look like a Princess, and I quote "I don't Mummy because Elsa and Rapunzel have long straight hair". It then dawned on me that maybe this issue started closer to home because, all she has ever known is her Mummy to style her hair straight, when in fact mine is naturally curly too. So moving forward into the New Year I've decided to finally embrace everything that make me ME. She is already over the moon that we have 'matching hair'!! My curls are a far cry from what they used to be but, I'm hoping with less heat and a little TLC they will come back to life. So this is for you Alaia-Mai, Mummy's hair IDOL 🌀👸🏽

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Rochelle says that the change in Alaia’s attitude was immediately visible.

She is already over the moon that we have ‘matching hair’!! My curls are a far cry from what they used to be but I’m hoping with less heat and a little TLC they will come back to life. So this is for you Alaia-Mai, Mummy’s hair IDOL.

The singer has received a great deal of support on social media following her post, and shared similar stories about their children disliking their natural features because they are almost always underrepresented in the media.

1 Source: EKO/Twitter

2 Source: gembob/Twitter

 

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