Help build a sense of self-love in a curl-positive home with these great children’s books!
Roll call: who got their first relaxer around 6 years of age? If you’re raising your hand, you’re not alone! I got my first relaxer around that time also. My mother never said natural hair wasn’t beautiful or presentable, but it was always explained that straight hair was just more manageable: easier to wash, easier to style and most importantly, easier to comb. I was never teased too horribly about my hair being “too big” or “too nappy,” but a good dose of self-love is always in order!
If you have little ones who are starting to beg for the flat iron, or if you just want to help build a sense of self-love in a curly-positive home, check out these children’s books!
I Love My Hair!
by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
This is the story of Keyana, a little girl who falls in love with her textured hair. She tells us about her nighttime routine and how her mom uses coconut oil (such a good mom, huh?). The author, Natasha Tarpley, dedicated the book to her mom Marlene who made her hair “a house where dreams live and grow.” How beautiful is that?