K rocking her big chop
A couple years ago my sister decided that she just could not handle the natural texture of my 2 year old niece’s hair. So she let my mother put the Just For Me Texture softener (texturizer) in her hair which, coupled with her scalp eczema, caused her hair to break off severely.
K, texturizedLucky for her she has a natural aunt, ME, who was willing to take care of her hair… Here’s her big chop! I’m so proud of her because she’s only 4 years old and handled it like a big girl… she LOVES her hair now!
I’m glad, but I’m also sad — sad that black girls are socialized so early to be unfamiliar with their hair texture. Why do you think black mothers are choosing to relax their babies’ hair so early? Is this a trend?
I also want to thank Jarquisha’s sister for giving BGLH permission to post her baby’s pictures, for the sake of discussion. Of course, the baby will remain nameless.