Hair, Educate Yourself
by Jay, 12th
A conversation that flows smoothly in a conversation between black girls
So much passion through the words we speak of something so simple
Something we all connect with
Something that lift us up when we are feeling low
A new hair style
Fulani braids, weave, marley twist, singles, Senegalese twist, natural hair
I wear it all
Also a conversation that’s awkward when speaking to someone with no history on black hair
This conversation can become strange when someone other than my fellow black girls ask strange questions
Is that your real hair?
Is it fake?
How long is your real hair?
Do you not like your real hair?
Can I touch?
I am not a pet you cannot touch my hair
Believing I don’t appreciate my natural hair because I wear weave and braids
You don’t deserve to see my natural hair
Hearing girls with straight hair complain about their hair being “nappy”
Sweetie your hair is tangled NOT nappy
I love my real hair which is why I take care of it
Hot oil treatments and deep conditioning
And all the weave and braids I wear it’s called a PROTECTIVE STYLE
Understand the meaning behind these styles
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Students 6th-12th Grades