Beauty - Hair Care - Fashion : What did your mother teach you about your hair?

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  1. philomath

    philomath Banned MEMBER

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    My mother grew up away from her siblings so she had no idea how to do hair. So she really didn't know how to deal with my natural hair. My aunt ended up doing my hair until it was permed while I was in high school.

    The only thing she really said about natural hair is to oil it and wrap it everynight.
     
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    My mother grew up with four sisters, and she said they all did each other's hair most of their lives. She always taught me to keep my hair clean and healthy, and never to let people "play in it". Even into adulthood, I have been very careful who I let style my hair.
     
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    philomath Banned MEMBER

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    cool, yeah and mine also taught me about not letting just anybody touch my hair
     
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    yes, yes, yes my mom always told me that, and I find myself telling my own daughters the same thing.
     
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    My hair was very long,extra thick and extra wavy.
    Mymother was tired onf combing through it.
    She permed me at 7yrs old.
     
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    I was told by a mother figure not to let any one "play" in my hair... because hair is a transmitter of energy, and fingertips emitt energy... thus another persons fingers in my hair could obstruct my "tuning in ability". I was also told some one can put a "root" on me via my hair.

    All that yin-yang, and she "slapped" a perm on my hair at 8. LOL.


     
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    I grew up in the "press 'n curl" generation. It was a time when most Black people considered a natural wave and curl to your hair as "good" hair. A time when the kinkiness or smoothness of your edges were the measuring tool to judge whether you were good enough to be liked or be a part of a special friendship "click". Never was it acceptable for Black girls to go out in public with their hair natural. As a young teen, then came the "Afro", during the Civil Rights Movement era and sexual revolution. That was a time when I think Black people truly started to believe they were "free" from racial oppression and we wore our 'Fro's as a royal headpiece, large and well-maintained. My parents nor the parents of most of my generation understood why we would prefer wearing our hair natural as opposed to pressed/permed and curled. Ever since those two diametrically opposed eras, I came to understand how Black women's hair was a political statement and not just a fashion piece.

    Queenie :heart:
     
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    My mother taught me that if I want my hair to grow and look good then I need to relax it and that we're not in the primal ages anymore and now me have to have hair that's easy to comb.
    Thank God I'm a smarter version of my mother.
     
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    My mother didn't really teach me anything about hair.
    Her hair is like fine and soft, I got my dad's hair, super dupa thick and nappy.
    so my granny did my hair, kept it clean greased and pressed. That pressed stuff never really worked well on my hair though. She also used Vigorol(sp?) it was supposed to make the press last longer.
    I didn't really care what my hair looked like but I used to get teased alot at school so my mother permed it once when I was in fourth grade.
    I got it pressed until 11th grade and then I got it permed again.
     
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    lol myth #1, perm grows hair. no it just straightens the hair so that you can see the length.
     
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