Black Girl Hair is texture. It is light. It is height. It is dimension. Black Girl Hair is the “Come here child, and sit between my legs” as you get your scalp slathered in oil. Black Girl Hair is “fluffy.” It is gold. It is warmth. It is unique. It is spiritual. It is historical. It is ours, and It is magic.
Michaela Angela Davis
continues the conversation on “What is Black Girl Hair?” through her video series “Hair Tales,”
a talk with prominent African American celebrity figures. As they tell their stories on what Black Girl Hair is to them, I am filled with memories of the hair dialogues I would have with the matriarchs in my family. From hot comb chats to transitioning stories, talks about hair have and will always be defining moments in the lives of African American women.
From hot comb chats to transitioning stories, talks about hair have and will always be defining moments in the lives of African American women.
The hair discussion isn't going away, and in a time where #blackgirlmagic is more visible than ever, Michaela Angela Davis brings to the forefront through a media, a public declaration and acceptance for black girl hair. Peep her videos below, and feel free to share your thoughts on what black girl hair is and what it means to you!
Hair Tales: Regina King from MADFREEtv on Vimeo.
Hair Tales: Tasha Smith from MADFREEtv on Vimeo.
Hair Tales: Mara Brock Akil from MADFREEtv on Vimeo.
Have a hair story you remember from your childhood? Let us know in the comments!
Peep the rest of the Hair Tales video from Michaela angela Davis's channel on MADFREEtv.