Chicago parent, Tionna Norris shared with her Facebook followers the note above where her daughter’s teacher is requesting she use less oil in her child’s hair.
According to the note the kids are complaining that the oil in the child’s hair “stinks”
Monday when Tionna Norris, a Chicago parent, shared on Facebook that she got a note from her daughter Amia’s teacher, asking her to stop using as much coconut oil in her daughter’s hair.
“I understand the necessary of coconut oil on Amia’s hair, but please do not use as much. The children were complaining that her hair “stinks.” If you have to apply this daily — please do so lightly, so the kids don’t tease her. Thank you for understanding.”
Norris’s daughter has kinky-curly hair, which needs lots of moisture to be healthy. If hair with that particular texture is not moisturized regularly, it can cause breakage.
Norris posted an image of the letter side-by-side with a snap of her daughter’s (admittedly fresh-looking) hairstyle, which included a side braid and a crown of seriously gorgeous curls. And her caption for the photo confirmed that she had no intention of taking the teacher’s advice.
“*applies the same amount of coconut oil* y’all gone feel that black girl magic. Sincerely, unapologetically black mom. P.s. Coconut oil has no stinky smell.”
We do not know whether to laugh or cry! To be fair kids can be cruel and getting teased in school is horrible, but it would be nice for the teacher to stand up for the child instead of sending that note!
Mom’s note back to the teacher was low key lit though. #Blackgirlmagic indeed! LOL