I have mixed race nieces Arab and Black, Indian and Black and mixed race cousins White and Black in addition to my multi racial friends. I never saw and still don’t see their hair as any kind of special maybe it’s because of the environment I grew up in where all hair types were represented among my schoolmates, neighbours and friends. I never envied their hair type it was more the length. My comments would be something like I wish my hair was as long as yours never I wish my hair had your texture. The texture never bothered me it was the length I admired something which I envied on the other fully black girls who had Armpit length and beyond hair as well. So I find it strange when I hear stories of black women who actively seek out men from other races to procreate with in order to have babies with “good hair” or comments people make when they see mixed race babies. I have heard someone refer to one of my niece’s hair “at least she has good hair”. It really bothers me when people say things like that all hair is good hair we are all beautifully and wonderfully created and are unique in our own way .
Meanwhile I touched up on Wednesday haven’t got round to taking good comparison photos yet all the shots I have are either too close or too far to make a good comparison with my April touch up photos. Will post the relaxer update once I have some decent photos I should have made a length check shirt at the beginning of my hair journey life would have been so much easier but I am going to try and make one over the weekend and use that for my length checks from now on.
So what do you think about the “good hair” statements in reference to mixed race babies? If you are mixed race have you heard such statements before from the black side of your family or from black friends?
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