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Hair, Race, and Greater Understanding.

7U6A4426As I pinned flowers into the hair of three stunning natural-haired black women a week or so ago, we chatted about our hair histories, what it was like growing up with the hair that we have and when we realized that it was better not to fight it. There is absolutely no better icebreaker or female bonding topic than the subject of our hair.7U6A4556

As we chatted, I thought about the fact that there have been very few times in my career that I have had the opportunity to work with African-American hair. And I get it… I’m a white lady. We have different hair textures and very different hair experiences, and I don’t even know the right words to use…..

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