I wish the photo of her hair was better. I can't imagine getting my hair pressed each day, especially as a child when it's so hard to sit still. It's too bad that this woman as a child came to believe her hair was ugly and had to be "fixed," especially when I am sure her grandmother only had love in her heart when she styled her hair each day.
my Fotki hair journey/experiment diary PW is brio (and I really need to update it!)
3A hair; coloring with henna/indigo since July 2009; normally follow the CG method. Still searching for my HG products!
This was great to see in Newsweek. I only wish that it was a longer article!
Her childhood story reminded me of how often my mother would yank at my knots as she dry brushed my hair most mornings. All it did was hurt and give me big hair with no curls. It all made me think of how little there can be out there for curls and curl acceptance, (whether balck or white or any other race) unless you really look around.
Good article! There is a lot of beauty in the natural I think. We are just constantly told it isn't so (by the dudes that also like girls to look like skeletons).
I have always thought natural african american hair very pretty.