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The first-ever curly girl emojis will be available for free download in the App Store and Google Play, and can be used in text and messenger systems, including iMessage, SMS/text, Facebook messenger and WhatsApp (standard data rates apply).
Have you ever taken a close look at your Emoji keyboard and noticed that one very popular hair type is missing? If you are part of the 1 in 3 women in the U.S. with curly hair, chances are you have.
Today, Dove Hair will put an end to this #CurlyHairProb by launching the Dove Love Your Curls Emojis. This is an extension of Dove Hair’s Love Your Curls mission, and is a global launch with a purpose – to help women and girls embrace and love their curls by ensuring they see accurate reflections of their hair in their everyday lives.
— Angela Patton (@mrsapatton) November 4, 2015
Here are some quick facts about emojis and why curly & natural hair Emojis are NEEDED…
- 1 in 3 women in the U.S. have curly hair, and 74% of people in the U.S. report using Emojis daily. Yet there continues to be no representation of curly hair available in the Unicode Emoji keyboard.
- While Emojis are diversifying (as evidenced by the last update), there is still a “one size fits all” for hair – straight and sleek, the traditional beauty ideal. Reports on the next round of Emojis to be added to the official keyboard still do not include curly hair, either.
The keyboard contains 27 unique curly hair designs, with selectable skin tone and hair color – resulting in a total of 131 curly emoji variations, including seven animated GIFs to bring curl expression and love to life!
How to get the Dove Love Your Curls Emojis
- Available for free download in the App Store or Google Play (this Smart-URL: http://bit.ly/DoveKB will direct you to the correct app store based on their device)
Dove Hair will kicked off a partnership with Twitter, so every time someone tweets #LoveYourCurls, a curly Emoji will automatically appear within the tweet right after the hashtag.