The Challenges And Triumphs Of Navigating Natural Hair In Multiracial Families
COURTESY KIM ETHEREDGE
Kim Etheredge, as a baby, with her parents.
Natural hair care is a relatively young industry and new territory for even the most skilled hair stylists. Curly-girl hair products and YouTube tutorials for natural hair only emerged in the last decade. Even with these resources, getting knowledge about textured hair is a journey most women of color have to go through on their own. Our society still clings to Eurocentric beauty standards, while naturally curly or “ethnic” hair is relegated to its own section on the shelf at the drugstore.