I spent the better part of 20 years trying to make it all work... trying to make sense of it all. And everyday, I felt like a failure... a liar... because deep down, I had no real love for myself. I had no confidence in the image I saw in the mirror. I was truly unhappy because I was not free to be myself. Beyond that, I found no value in just being... no redeeming qualities in my quirky personality to the point that I performed every single day so no one would know how miserable I really was. It was exhausting.
Then one day, I had had enough. If the God I professed to love and serve, whom I had been told my entire life made no mistakes and loved me emphatically, decided that these curls and these lips and this complexion were the outer appearance He designed specifically for me were beautiful, why couldn't I believe it too? Psalms 139:4 says I am wonderfully made. Not to get religious, but if something so simple resonated so deeply within me despite my own insecurities, why couldn't I truly believe it? Why did I fight it so blatantly every day with relaxers and retail therapy? I couldn't answer that question. But I did know one thing... it was time for a change; it was time to accept some things and embrace some things inwardly and let those changes shine on the outside.
And that is the message of this post. That is the mission of the Caheez brand. Yes, I want to create stunning hats and accessories that enhance and protect the hair from elements within and beyond our natural control. I want to make beautiful pieces of art that people are confident wearing because they boost their inner beauty and style. But more than that, I want to help others realize their potential... acknowledge and embrace their inner beauty and express that inner beauty through their outer style... embrace a soul deep love for who they were created to be and help it shine brightly through every curl, every kink and every coil. I want to help people recognize their own dopeness and become bulletproof to the lies society would tell them about their hair not being pretty or professional or acceptable when they dress up.
I know that no two curls are created equal but I also know that EVERY CURL IS THE PHYSICAL EMBODIMENT OF FLAWED PERFECTION! ❤️💋
About Carla Helené: I am the founder and creator of Caheez.LLC, an 8 year veteran curly girl with a biker husband, 2 nutzo teenagers, 3 dogs, a cat and I'm a part time waitress. I spend my ever dwindling free time as an actress in the regional community theater and draw from my 15 years of worship leading to encourage others to be the best version of themselves that they can possibly be. For more about me, please visit our About page.