While texturism and natural hair discrimination are still damaging issues, Black women carry on advocating wider acceptance of their hair while keeping their hairstyles versatile.
With that in mind, the #thisismytexture trend on TikTok celebrates the adaptability of natural hair, as well as the array of hair textures Black women, may have.
Philomina Kane, the Shark Tank-approved founder of KIN Apparel, created the first #thisismytexture post, which has amassed over 380k likes since it was published last year.
@naturallyphilo_ I got 99 problems, but my texture ain’t one💪🏾 Keep it moisturized & keep it movin😘 #ThisIsMyTexture #NouTextureTruth #fyp #NOUPartner @next_of_us ♬ original sound – naturallyphilo
“I got 99 problems, but my texture ain’t one💪🏾.. Keep it moisturized & keep it movin 😘 ,” Philomina captioned the post.
Following on from that, a few tiktokers jumped on the bandwagon to join in the fun. See our favorite #thisismytexture TikTok posts below:
@itsryanshakes Do you 😍 and let your truth and texture come thru 🔥 @next_of_us #fyp #thisismytexture #noutexturetruth #NOUpartner ♬ original sound – naturallyphilo
@jalaiahharmon Whatever it is, however it looks, let the truth in your texture shine through. #ThisIsMyTexture #NouTextureTruth #NOUPartner @next_of_us ♬ original sound – naturallyphilo
@itsjasdarling This is MY texture!!! 😍 #fyp #naturalhairtiktok #thisismytexture #hairgrowthjourney ♬ original sound – naturallyphilo
@breanna_lynn This is my texture 🦁#fyp ♬ original sound – naturallyphilo
@nadiabuchanan Sooo this is my texture 🤍 #happyinternationalwomensday ♬ original sound – naturallyphilo