"The way a child’s hair looks is correlated with the overall care that child receives from her mom or parents.
A big part of self confidence among our black children comes from their hair."
As a white mom raising a kid of color, good hair care is a new world for me.
I have thin, greasy, flat straight hair. If I'm lucky, it might wave at you for twenty seconds.
Our son's hair has changed and transformed over time. With each new phase of his hair, we have reached out and asked other mamas what they recommend we do to properly care for him. I never want to think I know it all; especially when it comes to living the black experience: I know nothing.
It’s easy for me to run to my white mom friends who have been caring for their kids of colors a few more years than me. But I am doing my best to slow down, humble myself, and reach out to my mom-friends of color. Read More