Ever since I was a little girl I was told that I acted “like a white girl”. I was told that because I acted and spoke a certain way I wasn’t “black”. Up until the 7th grade, I went to a predominately white school and lived in a predominately white neighborhood. My mom and I lived downtown in Philadelphia. I was surrounded by a … Continue reading Not Your Definition of Being Black
Do you notice that when you go into certain stores to buy hair care products, the aisles are separated by the “beauty ailse” and the “ethnic ailse”? Why is that? Is my hair not considered to be beautiful? I believe that this is an overlooked form of segregation that needs to be addressed. Society is telling us, our sons and daughters that because you have … Continue reading The Beauty Aisle Vs The Ethnic Aisle
Summer is quickly apporoaching us. You may think to yourself “what am I going to do to my hair?”. Well there’s plenty you can do to your hair. When I decided to stop adding heat to my hair, I had no idea what I was going to do to my hair during the summer months. I was afraid of frizziness and my hair sweating out. … Continue reading Summer hairstyles
The debate over shampoo vs co-wash(conditioner only washing) is very common amongst the natural hair community. While I believe there are benefits to using both, there are many reasons to take in to consideration when using both shampoos and co-washes. What is shampoo? Traditionally, Shampoo is generally made up of surfactant, sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate. The goal for shampoo is to remove … Continue reading Shampoo Vs Co-Wash
I remember wanting my hair to be big and curly like one of my friends. When I finally stopped adding heat on my hair, I knew for sure that in 6 months my hair would be really big and curly like hers. Uh, no! That didn’t happen. I then started my Instagram for natural hair and I saw all of these beautiful ladies with long … Continue reading My hair is not your hair!
What is hair typing? hair typing is a system that helps point out what type of hair you have. There’s Type 3 hair (3a, 3b, 3c) and type 4 hair(4a, 4b, 4c). The type 3 hair had a looser/softer curl. Type 4 hair is more of a tighter curl or kinky hair as some would say. Personally, I don’t have a problem with hair typing. … Continue reading Is hair typing a form of segregation?
We’ve all heard or used the word “nappy” when it comes to black hair. I’ll admit to using the word a few times back in the day. I used the word because that’s what I heard growing up to describe tightly curled hair. One day when I was a little girl I was getting my hair done and the comb broke. Why did the comb … Continue reading Does “Nappy” offend you?