biracial bloggers

somewhere-wasted  asked:

I am a biracial teen and I am struggling with my hair I have absolutely 0 knowledge about my hair I have this strange feeling that it's because my mom is white but I don't want to point the blame on my mom just because of her skin color. ANYWAY. I've always wanted to dye my hair but my mom says that my kind of hair can't be dyed. I want to know more about my hair and taking care of it but it's hard when my mom thinks it's impossible! if you know any tips and tricks it would help.. ALOT!

Hey there. Not for nothing, but your suspicions are correct. You don’t know anything about your hair because your mom is White and because she herself hasn’t taken the initiative to learn about Black hair care in order to teach her daughter. Sorry-not sorry.

Your hair can totally be dyed. All hair can but due to the nature of curly/coily/kinky hair the process is much more damaging because contrary to popular belief, Black hair is actually more delicate than hair of other ethnicities. 

My first suggestion is that you and your mom hit up web communities like NaturallyCurly (a godsend!), click through youtube and subscribe to Black and Bi-racial hair vloggers so that you both can gain some knowledge about your roots (pun intended). After first learning the ins and outs of your hair, if you still want to color it then ask your mom to take you to a stylist who is knowlegeable with coloring Black and Bi-racial hair. It might be difficult to find depending on where you live, but there are a ton of resources out there to find a qualified professional. If mom is feeling up to it (or the budget doesn’t allow), she can always dye your hair at home–not only will it save $ but you guys can also make a day of it and bond. :)

Also, have your mom subscribe to blogs, forums, groups and youtubers who are in her position (mothers raising Biracial and/or Black children) so that she is more knowledgeable about the person(s) she chose to bring into the world. Not to chew her out but, she needs to get it together and be a responsible influence to your sense of cultural pride and beauty. 

All of that said, any Black Biracial bloggers or mothers of Black Biracial children who want to reach out, feel free. 

Let’s help a young sister out!