Hi! I’m a white person with a black girl oc and I was wondering if you knew about any resources to learn about African hair. I pretty much know nothing about any hair but I know African hair is versatile in a lot of ways that Caucasian hair isn’t, and I’d like to portray that accurately. Thanks!!
I will always point you towards @writingwithcolor as a fabulous resource about writing characters of color. There are many posts about Black hair, here are a few of my faves:
Words to describe hair (all hair types, not just Black)
I suggest following @writingwithcolor and searching simply “Black hair” in their search engine. They also have toooons of other resources. Once you’ve gathered as much research as you can (and read it), if you still have questions, read WWC’s FAQ page, and then if you still have questions, submit them a respectful message in their ask box. They are wonderful people and take the time to respond to thoughtful, well-researched questions. But do the footwork yourself first and read as much as you can!