Natural hair is an adventure that crosses cultures, it’s a unique language of love and creativity.
To the parent wandering the hair aisles, scrolling YouTube searching for the best way to detangle, or stopping total strangers to ask them about their curl pattern. You’re my hero. You’ve invested in shampoo, curl custard, hair masks, sleep caps, combs, defusers, clips, and claws. Your heart longs to secure your child’s confidence and celebrate their God-given uniqueness.
Add any of these gems to your bedtime routine with my love. Remember despite our mistakes and misadventures, your care makes a difference. These books are a special way to connect and remember you’re not alone. Your curl journey takes patience, commitment, and courage.
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry This tender father-daughter story highlights the length we go to help our little ones feel beautiful.
Don’t Touch My Hair by Sharee Miller is an uplifting conversation about embracing a positive self-image and the nuances of natural hair.
I Love My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley This beautiful picture book has been a staple for uplifting hair conversations for over 20 years.
Bibbity Bop Barbershop by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley celebrates a cultural phenomenon and a rite of passage for a young boy.
Hair Like Mine by LaTasia M. Perry A little girl’s quest to find something unique about herself in a beautiful world of difference.
How a Princess Survives A Hair Day by Danielle Gordon I wish we’d have had this book when my little princess was growing up.
Josey Johnson’s Hair and the Holy Spirit by Esau McCaulley Josey spends the day getting her hair braided and learning to celebrate the differences she sees all around her as part of God’s plan for his creation.
Hair Twins by Raakhee Mirchandani An exploration of Sikh culture expressed through hair and the devoted relationship of father and daughter.
Bedtime Bonnet by Nancy Redd A wonderful addition to your bedtime routine.
Frizzy by Claribel Ortega is A delightful graphic novel for middle-grade readers that explores Dominican identity and community.
If you have the privilege to spend time doing hair with an older child check out Hair Tales Tracee Ellis Ross and Oprah Winfrey.
Special thanks to all the aunties, cousins, uncles, sisters, fathers, and friends that have supported us on our hair adventure.
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