I have had my share of questions from parents with children who are of mixed race as well as parents of adopted black children so I understand the need to help them be successful with regards to caring for their child’s (children’s) hair.
Tamekia Swint is a Chicago hair stylist who has committed to teaching transracial adoptive parents about how to compassionately treat their children’s hair. Her company is called Styles 4 Kidz and they provide hair care education and services to black children who are in foster care as well as parents who become adoptive parents and need help.
Watch her video below:
— 60 Second Docs (@60SecDocs) May 15, 2019
In the video she makes the point that some parents are not familiar with black hair and shared that she could find ways to empower them through her work
“They’re not familiar with the [black] hair,” she says. “I saw that this might be something where I can empower them.”
Tamekia has served over 500 families and will continue to do so as her personal mission!
Check out some of the tweets in response to her video:
I really wish they would have had something like this when I was a kid. It would have made a huge difference in my self esteem as a child growing up.
— Breakfast@Emilys (@lele_hime) May 17, 2019
— MscaliFOREVER.com (@MscaliMB) May 20, 2019
Awesome job Tamekia, visit her website here.