My daughter Jasmine is almost 6 years old and at that inquisitive stage where she wants to know why things are the way they are. She asks a question and whatever mine or my husband's response she always has 8 more follow on questions. She is a bonafide information sponge at the moment.
Yesterday when I told her that I wanted to wash her hair during bath time she demanded to know if I was going to use the shower or bathtub water to wash her hair. I told her that I would use the shower as I always did. 'Oh good' she exclaimed. 'I like the way the shower tickles my edges!'.
I had a giggle wondering how she even knew about edges and told her that she needs to say 'hairline' instead. It got me thinking about how important our hairlines are to us black women.
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