Growing up with afro textured hair (kinky curly) in the midlands kids at school were fascinated by my hair, although there were occasional compliments it often made me feel alienated and different. When I turned around 10 I decided I wanted to have straight hair (after longing for it from a young age) and my mum bought me my first relaxer, a chemical hair straightener, somethings she and most of her siblings had been using for years. Commence years of hair damage, even less self-confidence and years of wearing hair extensions whilst trying to conform to what was ‘body beautiful’ at that age and time.


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