The holidays are upon us. Whether you are in sunny California with a slight dip in temperatures at night or like me in the dead of winter in Denver where frigid temperatures are stagnant and below zero.
No matter where you call home or lay your head, the winter is here. Now the weather is only one indicator of what time of the year it is. Another indicator is the nature of the commercials on TV.
They are telling us what to buy for your family and friends (and they make it hard to resist with the slashing of prices) or the sappy TV movies showing loving families with mediocre problems that melt away by the end to show the true meaning of the holidays.
An even BIGGER indicator is the urge from family and friends to get together whether at holiday parties or holiday dinners prepared by grandmothers, aunts, uncles, cousins and siblings. It sounds warm and inviting, but sometimes IT AINT!
Holiday Grief About Your Natural Hair
Now, I am not going to say that natural haired women get most of the grief from family members for their hairstyles… wait… I think I am.
I am not in the mood to mince words. Mostly natural haired women get grief from family members for their hairstyles and more so around the holidays.
Yes, there are thousands of black women wearing their natural hair but there are thousands more that do not. Add the thousands that say nasty things about natural hair and even to your face and you start to feel we carry an unfair burden. What is even worse is that many are in our own families.
So fast-forward to a special event, you are at the Christmas Party/Kwanzaa dinner (or whatever else you may choose to refer to it as) and a brother, sister, or some other relative comes up and wrinkles their nose at your hair.
They say something negative about your hair or natural hair in general. What do you do?
Well, here are a few tips on how to handle those ugly moments.