Thursday, August 27, 2009


I have stumbled across some wonderful things today regarding black hair. On 8/24/09 my father would have been 63 years young - Lord knows how much I miss him. So when I stumbled upon the photo gallery of a father braiding his daughter's hair it really touched my heart. Even more beautiful is that the father is white and his adopted daughter is Ethiopian. I have a found memory of my dad trying to roll my hair on pink rollers when I was younger. I have no idea where my mother was, but she wasn't around lol. Needless to say, it was a mess, but he tried.

The NYT writes about black women and hair...

Good morning lovelies!  The NYT posted an article about black women and hair and it pretty good.  Chris Rock's new movie, "Good Hair", is really bringing the issue of black hair out in the open. 

I always find it interesting when people talk about "good hair".  I honestly hate the term and in the past have fell victim to using the term myself.  But it really doesn't make sense.  What makes someone's hair "better" than mine?  That is ridiculous.  Our hair textures and types are all different and beautiful.  Just because I can't wet my hair have it be curly and bouncy with no effort, doesn't mean that my hair is "bad" - just different.

The article also touches on hair coloring and if one is still "natural" if they color their hair.  We know this hits close to home.  I've never claimed to be chemical-free, but I do consider myself to still be natural as I don't alter the texture of my hair with a relaxer.  I love hair color and it is a way for me to express myself.  Right now, I am lovin' the red tones but maybe I want to go lighter, or darker.  Who knows - the options are endless!

But anyways - I am rambling.  Check out the article and let me know what you think!