TheGrio spoke with Kimble recently to discuss her experience in business, and managing something so important to black women — their hair. She also shared her expert summer hair tips on trends, maintenance and the products that will help you beat the heat.
A throng of people gathered in New York City’s Union Square Park on Saturday to touch black women’s hair.
It was all part of a two-day “interactive public art exhibit,” titled “You Can Touch My Hair,” during which people were encouraged to get up close and personal with various forms of black hair on live models. The event was put on by Un’ruly.com, a site focused on the black hair experience, and in it several black women allowed those gathered in the park to squeeze, tug and pet their hair.
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Ever since pictures surfaced of Willow Smith with a “teeny weeny afro,” critics have wanted to know why Jada Pinkett Smith “let” her daughter cut her hair. Pinkett Smith wanted them to know it was none of their business and with one social media post illustrated a shift in black parenting and images of black motherhood. This may have come to as a shock to some who see African-American women as uniformly rigid, and not positively so.
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