My Daughter Natural Hair Journey

“Teach them the way in which they should go and they will not depart from it.”

It was only a matter of time before it happened. When your mom is a former loc rocker and happy to be curly and kinky, a child can’t help but be positively influenced. Still I was pleasantly surprised this morning to see my 17 year old daughter rocking her first natural (unstraightened) hair style. Bantu knots.

The style may not have turned out perfect but I looovvvve that’s she finally opening up to the beauty and versatility of natural hair. Not that I’m trying to force the natural hair life on her; I simply impress upon her–by example with few words–that it’s virtually limitless what she can do with her hair for style, maximum hair growth, and maintenance during exercise besides weaving it up with ridiculously expensive hair that her part time job can’t afford.

I can’t wait to see what she does next! I’m looking forward to the natural hair journey she doesn’t even realize she just began. Lol. I’ll keep you posted. I

Are you as tired as I am of these teenage girls’ obsession with weave? Personally, it really bothers me how much money these young girls think is okay to spend on this hair.

LaCharmine (L.A.) Jefferson
Author, Writer, Blogger


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