To Love a Rose: An Ethiopian Adoption Journal

Saturday, October 3, 2009

"Good Hair"

So, I follow the blog "Black Girl with Long Hair" to get information about caring for my future daughter's African hair.  She has TONS of fab ideas and reviews everything from shampoos and conditioners to balms and butters.  It's absolutely invaluable to people like my husband and I, who will soon be charged with not only caring for our Ethiopian daughter's hair; but also caring for her attitude toward it.

I personally LOVE African hair!  I love the texture, the colors, the curl!  *SIGH*  To die for!  Of course, it's always greener on the other side, right?  Although we're white, my youngest sister has immensely curly hair, always has.  I have always loved her hair, but it took her nearly 20 years to come to terms with/and become friends with her naturally curly hair.

BGLH posted a blog not long ago about Chris Rock's new documentary called "Good Hair" - a film showing at the Sundance Film Festival about black women's relationship with their hair.  (As a little side-note, he supposedly got the idea when his tiny, little daughter came and asked him, "Daddy, why don't I have good hair?"  Heartbreaking, right?)  It sounds hilarious and informative and looks like it's going to be just awesome!  I'm hoping to go see it in the theatre, but I want to get a copy on DVD for Baby C. one day!!!!  I hope it will be something we can watch together and laugh about and talk about.  I just want her to know that I think her natural hair is beautiful, and I hope she will too.

I've posted the trailer for "Good Hair" below - enjoy!  It looks amazing!

Blessings, Love, and Hugs,

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