Black hair isn’t just around to keep our heads warm. Even the most basic ponytails and messy buns have history. There is history weaved into our curls, kinks, and braids. Jasmine Brown, a YouTuber with over a million subscribers and nearly 668,000 followers on Instagram, set out to explore those hair stories in the video above.
Brown, who has a Black father and a Mexican mother, isn’t a stranger to braids. She says that her mom used to give her half-cornrows and French braids every week growing up. In a FaceTime conversation, Brown’s mom admitted that she struggled with figuring out how to care for her daughter’s hair in the beginning. “Half of my friends were Black,” she said. “They would always teach me about how they would grease their hair and scalp, and products that they’d use.” Eventually, Brown’s mom found a winning combination that’d worked for years.
Despite years of maintaining her gorgeous head of hair, the influencer still hadn’t tested out protective styles. To fix that, she visited Dr. Kari Williams of Mahogany Hair Revolution to get schooled. “Protective styles are great for giving your hair a break and preventing damage and breakage,” Dr. Williams …read more