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This holiday season, Black girls with kinky hair can finally unwrap a doll that looks like them. Mushiya Tshikuka, host of WEtv reality show Cutting It In the ATL, has created a doll adorned in coily curls with the purpose of helping black girls embrace their natural beauty.
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“In a world where the dolls we play with and the role models we see shapes our perception of beauty and our self-confidence, it is important that our little girls are constantly exposed to a reflection of themselves — beautiful dark skin and kinky hair like that which grows out of their own head,” reads the doll’s description.
Keleshe, the first doll from the My Natural Doll collection, has brown skin and voluminous 4C hair. According to Yahoo Beauty, the mane is 100% African textured virgin hair, so girls can style it as if it were their own without dealing with the waxy texture of synthetic tresses.
Keleshe also comes draped in an ankara patterned dress to reflect her cultural background and a song, aptly titled “My Natural Doll,” whose lyrics encompass confidence and self-love.
The kid-friendly beauty is currently available on Mushiya’s Runway Curls website for $165.