Your natural beauty is you

Gerard Ortiz

Sisters Celia and Elaine, who pose for the camera respect. their natural hair.

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Kristen Staker

In Papua New Guinea, Celia Omae reported she just needed her hair to blend in. She would set in extensions and would take it easy (permanently straighten hair) until eventually she claimed to herself, “I really like my organic hair because it is lovely the way it is. Why would I want to consider to be a thing I’m not?”

Celia Omae, a sophomore, learning biology, and her sister Elaine Omae, a freshman also learning biology, reported they each have aspirations to develop into physicians.

Elaine Omae mentioned she has normally regarded as her hair wonderful simply because it is thick. She reported she likes to set it in distinctive kinds, combing it out to an afro or tying it up, but she enjoys to put on her hair in braids.

Celia Omae spelled out the lifestyle in Papua New Guinea favors a all-natural attractiveness standard. Elaine Omae explained, “Natural beauty is the greatest. … even if you put [in] extras… God produced us the way [we] are, and if we do not take that, we’re not accepting His enjoy, and [this is] His way of demonstrating that he cares for us. He wishes us to just take that normal elegance.”


The Papua New Guinean sisters Elaine and Celia Omae use a comb to type their hair

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Kristen Staker

Celia Omae reported she continues to have a good marriage with her hair but she included she is at times way too lazy and doesn’t want to do anything with it, thanks to the in depth routine maintenance her hair needs.

Elaine Omae reported, “When I was tiny my mom [used coconut on her hair]. Most times when we want to handle our hair, we do not use chemical compounds. We really just get the coconut, scrape it [inside], and then we squeeze the milk out and use the dry [insides].”

She continued, “We use that to wash our hair and then we pour the coconut milk [on our hair]. …it retains the hair moisturized … and oily.”

In Papua New Guinea, hair texture and shade differs from province to province, claimed Elaine Omae. She described the 4 provinces are the Highlands, Momase, the Coastal location and the New Guinea Islands the place hair is ordinarily ginger.


Sisters Elaine and Celia smile and embrace just about every other

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Kristen Staker

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