Rochelle Humes reveals why daughter Alaia-Mai’s curly hair comment ‘broke her heart’

Rochelle Humes has embraced her natural curls after daughter Alaia-Mai told her she didn’t like her hair because it meant that she ‘didn’t look like a princess’.

Taking to Instagram to explain to her 1.1 million followers why she was ‘going back to her roots’, the Saturdays star, 28, explained that her daughter had been making negative remarks about her own curly hair.

‘My four year old little girl Alaia has been telling me for a while that she doesn’t like her curly hair, at first (as us Mums do) I didn’t think it was a big deal,’ Rochelle admitted.

‘Once I realised this wasn’t a phase I asked her why she didn’t like her curls. It broke my heart when she told me it was because she didn’t look like a Princess, and I quote “I don’t Mummy because Elsa and Rapunzel have long straight hair”.’

#GoingBackToMyRoots πŸŒ€My four year old little girl Alaia has been telling me for a while that she doesn't like her curly hair, at first (as us Mums do) I didn't think it was a big deal. Once I realised this wasn't a phase I asked her why she didn't like her curls. It broke my heart when she told me it was because she didn't look like a Princess, and I quote "I don't Mummy because Elsa and Rapunzel have long straight hair". It then dawned on me that maybe this issue started closer to home because, all she has ever known is her Mummy to style her hair straight, when in fact mine is naturally curly too. So moving forward into the New Year I've decided to finally embrace everything that makes me ME. She is already over the moon that we have 'matching hair'!! My curls are a far cry from what they used to be but, I'm hoping with less heat and a little TLC they will come back to life. So this is for you Alaia-Mai, Mummy's hair IDOL πŸŒ€πŸ‘ΈπŸ½ #curlslikeus

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Rochelle added that the moment made her realise that the issue could have also been closer to home, as she frequently straightened her own hair too.

‘So moving forward into the New Year I’ve decided to finally embrace everything that make me ME,’ she continued.

‘She is already over the moon that we have ‘matching hair’!! My curls are a far cry from what they used to be but, I’m hoping with less heat and a little TLC they will come back to life. So this is for you Alaia-Mai, Mummy’s hair IDOL πŸŒ€πŸ‘ΈπŸ½’

Rochelle, who welcomed her second daughter Valentina Raine with husband Marvin in March of this year, has been flooded with support from her fans over the snap of her new style.

‘Curls for the win!’ one declared. ‘So important for any child to see representations of themselves in the films, ads, TV programmes they watch, books they read etc. It’s so unfortunate that so many children dislike aspects of their looks because it doesn’t fit with the perfect images that are presented to them. She has the most divine hair!!!!’

‘100% love this,’ another echoed. ‘We have to model the behaviour we want to see in our children and more than anything they love and want to emulate their parents. You are beautiful with straight or curly hair.’