10 Things We Would Add To A #Growingupwithblackhair Hashtag

15-growing-up-black.w529.h352.2xBlack Twitter went crazy this week with the trending hashtag, #growingupblack. Topics ranged from those dreaded whoopings, to the omnipotent Robitussin, to watchful mothers. I decided to join in on the fun and put together a list based on what it was like growing up with Black hair:

1. Before holidays and big events, you had to “hold your ear” so that you didn’t get burned by one of these

hot comb

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Hannah, aka Quirk Queen is a college student by day and natural hair enthusiast by night. She has been fully natural for a full two years now and is never going back! She loves red velvet cupcakes and 90's black sitcoms. Watch your bobby pins around her... You can find her at: quirkqueen.wordpress.com IG: quirkqueen @quirkqueen_

About Hannah


Hannah, aka Quirk Queen is a college student by day and natural hair enthusiast by night. She has been fully natural for a full two years now and is never going back! She loves red velvet cupcakes and 90's black sitcoms. Watch your bobby pins around her... You can find her at: quirkqueen.wordpress.com IG: quirkqueen @quirkqueen_

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Brianna Watson

I was so afraid of the hot comb I ran, my mom had to basically strap me down.

Vanessa Hamilton

Hard to find the Black Dax now.

Ernushka Hellemun

In Holland very easy ?

Greene Kenya

I use flat iron instead for coarse afro hair

Dreana McCall

Dax was the joint. Beads. Braids. Ponytail twists with hairbows. Plaits after shampoos to prep for straightening comb. Yeah that’s MY #growingupwithBlackhair

Aiesha Orpilla

I would always tell my mom she was burning me with the hot comb and she would be like “Be quiet. It’s just the steam. Now hold your ear.” Lol ?

Chala M. Brooks

Lol! They wonder why we aren’t patient with our own hair now. Look who taught us. LMBO! ????

Mary Stanley

#5 I don’t remember those. What are they ?

Dunhyel E Martinez

Lol yea

Dorcas Burns

Still use most of these lol