Beauty is root deep

From curly to straight + blonde to brunette, your hair is part of what makes you, you.

Meet our hair muse

Because โ€œhair goalsโ€ isnโ€™t one size fits all, we will share a few of our favorite hair muses from the gimme fam who embrace their roots + inner strengths beyond their hair. Own your roots.

Say HELLO to our hair muse: @elexisbronson

@elexisbronson

Meet Elexis

I am a Trini/German Minnesota native living in Utah! I have been married for almost 12 years and we have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls. I currently work in content creation and have been in the influencing/modeling world for about 8/9 years now. I love photography and all things creative. I am thankful that I get to do something I love while providing for my family.

Q: How has hair impacted your life?

I feel like hair has impacted my life more than I realized. I went through many phases of styles, damaging my hair, throughout my whole life and a lot of it was to just fit in when really all I strive to do now is stand out. I donโ€™t try to put too much thought into it now, because itโ€™s hair. It is not going to be the deciding factor in how I am seen as a person, I refuse to let it.

My natural hair is thin + coily. For a long as I can remember it would get chemically straightened. As of now it's still thin (thank you mom haha) but I wear it straight/wavy most of the time. Itโ€™s also going gray so fast + that is truly my favorite part. It truly just makes me appreciate how far I have come and getting older. I no longer get it chemically straightened and I refuse to dye it, but I am still on the journey to learn about my natural hair!

Q: Do you have any hair insecurities, how have you embraced them?

I really came into being more secure in my whole self within the last few years and I realized that no matter my hairstyle, someone will always have something negative to say about it. You can never please everyone and the only person you should be worrying about pleasing is yourself.

Growing up there was nothing more I wished for in life than to be blonde with straight natural hair. Looking back I realize how sad that is for me. I remember being so scared to swim in PE because people would comment on my natural hair the whole day and touch it. Big no no, just donโ€™t touch anyoneโ€™s hair. I never said anything but now I realize that there is such a big world full of so many types of hair and there isnโ€™t just one that is better. Itโ€™s all beautiful.

@elexisbronson
Q: What advice can you give to someone about being confident w/ themselves + their hair?

Itโ€™s hard. I get it. Even when I started being comfortable in my own skin, it felt like I had to prove something through my hair still. That if it was not perfect at all times, I was somehow less than. It was not until I had my first daughter that I really decided to love me for me and no one else. I think about her, her hair, and how at the age of 3 or 4 she told me that her friend's hair was better because it was long + straight. I learned how to properly care for her hair and in that journey to help her love her own hair, I learned to love mine. No one has the right to tell you that your hair is not beautiful just because it doesnโ€™t meet their standards. Itโ€™s yours + once the love from yourself means something more than others, it gets easier I promise.

@elexisbronson
Q: Fave gimme product?

I use the thick fit for myself and the extra fine for my girls and they are truly the best I have ever used.

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