Biracial Hair Resource

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Hello, My name is Sharlinda Faith B. and I'm 25 years old. I have been a wife to my husband Nick for three and half years, and I am also a proud mother of our 3 year old son Lil Nick Jr. I'm the oldest of four children born to my black father and white mother. I'm also their only girl! Growing up our parents always told us we were mixed race and to be proud of both our heritages. Over the years my brothers and I have faced racism from both ends of the spectrum, but that never changed how we viewed ourselves. Time and Time again I've had to answer questions about my racial background, or have people angrily challenge me on how I define myself! These experiences along with the desire to know about others like me, lead me to read anything I could on the web about being biracial. I remember it as being one of the most amazing revelations in my life to find others who embraced both heritages just like I did! These last few years I have wanted to voice my opinions to the others. If enough people like me don't speak up then the world will never change.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Myth no.1

Just want to say to anyone following my blog, sorry there's not much to read! I've been extremely distracted from writing lately! Hopefully within the next few weeks I can devote more time to this and have things up and going in no time.

So, the first hair myth I'd like to address is about hair washing. Anyone ever heard that if you're black or mixed with black that you can't wash your hair but once every two weeks! I suffered from this myth for years as a girl. After two weeks of no washing my hair became greasy and my scalp itched! It was even worse in the summer time!
People were always giving hair advice to my mom. She didn't have a clue what to do so she tried everything. When I hit my teenage years that's when I began to experiment more with my own hair. I discovered in that time ,that my hair was dry, but it was oilier near the scalp. The ends needed more moisture then the top of my hair did. I realized the longest I could wait to wash my hair, without it getting oily and itchy, was 1 week. In the summer time I could get away with washing every 3 to 4 days. I've never had oily hair or itchy scalp since!

When you're biracial everyone under the sun will try to give you hair advice, especially if your mother happens to be white. It's important to remember that just because you are part black doesn't mean your hair can be treated the same way that a lot of black women treat their hair. Also what works for me not work for another biracial girl. She may need to use more or less products, or hardly any products at all. My hair is tighter dry curls and very in between black and white. Some biracials may have looser curls with a texture more like that of a white persons. There is no specific way to do biracial hair that one must follow, but I sincerely hope that my advice helps someone out there!


Hair Products I've tried

  • Frizz-Ease Curl Around shampoo and conditioner
  • Garnier Fructis Curl and Shine leave in conditioner
  • Garnier Fructis Hydra-curls shampoo and conditioner
  • Garnier Fructis Moisture Works shampoo and conditioner
  • Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Conditioner
  • Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Shampoo
  • Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner