TIFFANY HADDISH TELLS HER 15-YEAR-OLD SELF BOYS ARE GONNA ‘LIKE YOU REGARDLESS, YOU A GIRL,’ SO BE YOURSELF
If we were asked to give an advice to our younger self, I’m sure we would have one or two things to say to our younger selves. One thing I know I will tell my younger self is do more of what makes you happy.
While speaking to People for their annual Beautiful Issue, Tiffany Haddish revealed one of her biggest beauty regrets was getting a hair relaxer when she was just 15 years old.
The Hollywood star said that seeing other girls in school with naturally silky hair and permed do’s made her feel left out and as though she could not impress the boys who were catching her eye at that time.
“All the girls in school had perms and stuff or they already had naturally silky hair, so I thought if I get a perm, and then I can get in the swimming pool and my hair will lay straight and then boys will like me and all that. But I was too goofy anyways,” Haddish told People.
What had started as a means to get boys swooning around her ended in a traumatic period in Haddish’s life. She shared that her hair began thinning and almost left her bald, She went on to say that being yourself is the best way to be, since trying to alter yourself does not always bring you what you were hoping for.
In addition to being her true self, Haddish said her beauty mantra now revolves around self-love and self-affirmation. She tells herself, “I love and approve of you and it doesn’t matter what anybody else in the world thinks because you’re beautiful to me.”
What advice would you give your 15-year-old self if you could?