Friday, September 11, 2009
Even Though I Wrote the Book on Black Hair...
...doesn't mean I know a thing about keeping my children's hair looking good. Just as I have realized that being Black doesn't make me an expert on identity issues for my Mixed kids, being Black also doesn't help me keep my boys' curls shiny and bright. What a blow to my hairstorian ego to admit that I need help in the care and maintenance of my children's hair. Especially since they both have very different textures. One is more tight and frizzy, the other is looser and coarse. Thankfully, I've found helpful hints here on the internet from fellow bloggers like the awesome Teri LaFlesh over at Notes of A Former Mushroom Haired Child.
And this Sunday from 1-3pm I will be attending the Multicultural Youth Hair Workshop at One Salon & Boutique in Mt. Airy. Yes, it's a whole day dedicated to hair products, style and maintenance of Mixed hair. How cool is that? The cost to attend is $15, but you get a goodie bag stocked with product. Full disclosure, I will also be hawking my ?RU t-shirts at the event because they fit in nicely with the multicultural theme, but make no mistake, I'd be there taking notes no matter what.
If you're in the area, and you're looking for suggestions for your kid's hair, come to the salon. For more info call them at 215-242-0113. Trust me, your kids will thank you for getting help, instead of making them walk through life looking like their mother just didn't get it.