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Good Hair Days at the Nelson Center

Nelson Haircare 2Bad hair days can actually have a negative impact on self-esteem. So what can you do to prevent bad hair days? The first step is to make sure your hair is healthy and cared for.

The girls at the Nelson Children’s Center in Denton often arrive with very little knowledge of hair care and other healthy self-care “must-dos,” and little-to-no self esteem to build upon – typical side-effects of the neglect and abuse most have suffered prior to moving into the Center.

A new “Life Skills” series of volunteer programs for the girls was recently launched at Nelson, designed to teach, empower, and encourage healthy self-care practices. Nelson HaircareT

he first program was an evening of hair care tips and techniques.  Volunteers with many different textures of hair presented a panel discussion on healthy hair care practices, and the girls were encouraged to ask questions.

At the end of the program, each girl met with a volunteer to have her hair individually styled. There were 14 volunteers and 18 Nelson Center young ladies. It was a night to remember for all of them, as the girls are learning that it is important to maintain a good appearance in order to feel good about themselves.

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