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Ask Auntie Chambu: Nappy Hair Care
By African Magazine Staff Writer
IN CELEBRATION OF BLACK WOMANHOOD: A SISTER'S LOCKS
Dear Aunti Chambu,

I read your advice last week to the sister with the body issues. Unlike her, I love my full figure-it's my hair that works my last nerve. It's so nappy. I can't even put a perm in it because relaxers irritate my scalp. I'm trying to rock natural styles and love myself but it's hard. Especially when brothers are only checking for girls with hair hanging down pass their behinds. Help.


LaTonya,
Philadephia, PA

Dear LaTonya,

Love yourself and your hair girl. If a perm won't work keep it natural and stylish with a low structured barber cut 'fro, dyed bright and funky. Buy or borrow some Korean tresses and braid or weave them in. To all Black woman- love your hair. A sister's mane shouts for glory and every day we should be thanking our Creator for his bounty instead of wishing for hair from another race.

An African queen's tresses stand against time. We can twist and wrap it up like the queen of Sheba or playful in pony tails and fancy ribbons. A sister's blessing can be stretched to fly like a bird from hot combs and warm, tantalizing creams that will make the faint hearted break out in a river of pulsating sweat. And yes, the African queen can go deep down into her roots and bring out a natural beauty enclosed in braids and twists.

Please, join me in celebration of the blessings of a sister's gift of locks, her ever so flexible, multiple coiffures. YOU GO GIRL!

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