Of course, I am now weighted with the challenge of coming up with unique styles for my daughter. Her hair is kinky, and has tight curls. It is coarse, but can easily be softened after a wash and drenching her lochs in a softening product. These days I am twisting her hair and applying a balm with shea butter on it to encourage hair growth, keep her hair soft and limit breakage. So far so good.
In my search for more tips on the internet, I discovered recent sites that have cropped up to help out parents like me:
- How to CornRow the Hair
- Different Ways to Style Your BiRacial Daughter’s Hair: Parts, Ponytails, Braids and Cornrows
- Black Hair Care Tips, Style and FAQs
I also discovered in my search, this boy, above who was apparently threatened with expulsion in 2007 from a school for wearing his ethnic hair in cornrows, essentially for having nappy twisted hair! How racist is that?