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ImageThroughout my entire life, in my African-American family, there has been an obsession over good hair. If you had “good” hair you were accepted. Any signs of “naps” resulted in negativity and a sense of no acceptance. It’s all about who is the lightest and who has the most non-kinkiest hair. If you can run your fingers through your hair, no problem. Even if you can just simply wash your hair and go, no perm or relaxer, you were accepted.

It’s sad to say that there is racism within the African-American community. Not even my fathers Caucasian side of the family is racist or non accepting, as oppose to my African-American side. Society has molded and idolized what beauty is through television and advertisement. Whether it’s the fair skin, blue eyes, and healthy hair “non-nappy”.

What is good hair, bad hair, and nappy hair?

-Good hair is healthy hair. Your hair doesn’t have to be straight to be good hair. As long as your hair is healthy, it is good hair! Your can have the most beautiful, well defined curls, kinks and all and your hair would be good and healthy. The healthiness of your hair is what is most important!

-Bad hair is untreated, and unhealthy hair. Whether you don’t shampoo or condition your hair, which causes damage from hair breakage. This can result in hair lost. It is imperative to take care of your hair and care for it.

-Nappy hair is unmanageable hair, but there is no reason why nappy hair is considered bad hair. If it is healthy then it is good hair.

Love what God has blesses you with. Embrace both, your inner and outer beauty. You are one of a kind. Let no one but “yourself” define your beauty and worth.

xo,

Erica

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Chemically treated hair can damage biracial hair. Speaking from experience a perm was accidently put into my hair and damaged my hair for about three year. When damage is caused from a perm you have to wait until the perm grows out which is a long transitioning process. A perm is not for fine or thin hair in my opinion. Keep in mind that chemically treated hair can cause hair damage such as split ends and can cause breakage.

Parents have gone with the approach of chemically treating their biracial child’s hair with the misconception of:  “this will make my morning easier”. Chemically treated hair does not make doing your child’s hair easier. In reality a perm requires more maintenance than wearing your hair natural.

If you approach is natural hair care I HIGHLY Recommend:  “Mixed Chicks Hair Products”.

Mixed Chicks Hair Products was created by two mixed chicks. Who better to know what biracial hair needs other than a mixed chick? I struggled for years bouncing from product to product trying to find one that works with my curly hair. I have been scammed into using Pantene,  Garnier Fructis, Tresemme, Herbal Essences and Sun silk, trying out all of their products for curly hair. None of their products left my hair healthy! They always dried my hair out, which is a big NO… NO!

Mixed Chicks has a line of products to meet every Biracial hair care need. I have been using their products for some years now consistently! My hair has grown more in the past few years than in my whole life. I use the Mixed chicks shampoo, deep conditioner, leave in conditioner and hair serum. If you want to go natural . . . go with Mixed Chicks as your hair products.

Mixed Chicks:  http://www.mixedchicks.net/

–TIPS– 

  1. Condition hair often concentrating on the ends.
  2. Limit shampooing to once every 7 days, simply concentrating on the scalp.
  3. ONLY comb curly hair when wet, using a wide tooth comb.
  4. Air Drying (Recommended)
  5. Use a leave in conditioner daily

BEWARE products containing:  Alcohol, Mineral Oil and Petroleum.

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What features come to mind? What complexions of a person come to mind? Do you imagine a dark skin or lighter skin individual? 

Multiracial and especially Multicultural individuals have no distinguished features. The possibilities are far to broad to categorize. No one mixed man or woman is the same. We come in all shades; a major variety.

However, we all have different images that come to mind when we think about what a Multiracial person looks like; it’s stereotypical. Not every Multiracial/Multicultural individual has light skin and blue or green eyes.  That is one of the major stereotypes casted on what a mixed race person looks like. It is impossible to imagine a common image of a Multiracial person.

We are human, all humans are carefully created uniquely different.

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“Couple were deported – S.O. 5 Apr. 1913, originally uploaded by snap-happy1. A mixed race couple were deported to the United States from Canada, in part of the anti-Miscegenation laws. (1913)”

(via – http://www.blackpresence.co.uk/tag/miscegenation/ )

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This excerpt brought something new to my attention. I did not think nor realize that Canada had issues with Interracial Couples and marriage.

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“A human freak? Now that is extremely over the top and inappropriate!”

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