Food for Thought Friday
It is my hope that my young daughter will continue to remain natural through her adolescent and adult years. I strive to instill a sense of value and beauty in how God made her. Controversly, I’ve read about this countless times; mothers whose wish it is to keep their daughters relaxer-free. But “they” have other plans. . .
The “well-meaning” family member who perms your daughter’s hair without your consent; she was only trying to help make her hair more manageable.
Your daughter is tired of seeing all her friends with the hottest, straight styles. The occasional press & curl just won’t do. She wants straight, swinging hair 24/7; she goes behind your back and gets a relaxer.
You thought you would always stand firmly on not allowing those harsh chemicals in your daughter’s hair regimen. With her non-stop pleas and your busy schedule leaving you less and less time for hair rituals, the “other” you finally breaks down and permits the perm.
Her beautiful hair is virgin no more :-( She may continue a lifetime of chemical dependency or one day she may find her way back to natural tresses. Disappointed by the culture’s heavy promotion of bone-straight manes; what’s a mother to do??? Voice your thoughts and opinions below.
Thanks for reading. Be blessed!