Raise your right hand if you can recall your childhood days of sitting between your Nana’s, Mommy’s, or Auntie’s legs while she greased your scalp, braided your hair, and laid your edges down good and proper. Okay, put that hand down.
Now raise your left hand if this picture of Mama O doing just that gives you all the life you will ever need. Ever. Yes, indeed, Oprah, or as I like to call her, “The Queen Mother” sat down on the porch and let some cherished soul take a hold of her glorious natural mane, and pull it into a simple french braid that has many a black girl reminiscing the days of yore. We’re here for it and you should be, too.
It may have been a painful experience as a kid, but as adults I’m sure we can all appreciate the love that went into making sure our locks were properly maintained.
Share your childhood hair braiding memories in the comments below!