How Braids Helped Me Embrace The Beautiful Hair I Often Struggled To Love

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I arrived in Los Angeles by way of Puerto Rico and Hawaii in the ‘80s, when blond, feathered hair was the epitome of mainstream culture and beauty. As a biracial young girl of Mexican and African American descent, no matter how hard I tried to mold my curly hair into the current fashion, it just wouldn’t work. If I blew it out straight in the morning, it turned to a frizzy...

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How Braids Helped Me Embrace The Beautiful Hair I Often Struggled To Love

I arrived in Los Angeles by way of Puerto Rico and Hawaii in the '80s, when blond, feathered hair was the epitome of mainstream culture and beauty. As a biracial young girl of Mexican and African American descent, no matter how hard I tried to mold my curly hair into the current fashion, it just wouldn't work.