Adoptive Mom Gets Help From Stranger Styling African American Daughter Hair

Adoptive mom Stephanie Hollifield adopted her daughter Haley when she was 8 months old. Haley is now two, with a lot more hair, and Stephanie, admittedly, had no idea how to take care of it! So she turned to Facebook and asked for help:

"Black friends of social media, This clueless white momma is humbly coming to you to ask you help with Haley's hair. I'm still not getting it. We wash once a week. We do the water, leave in conditioner, oil and hot towel every morning...WE are gentle as can be, but she still requires at least 6 minutes of cuddles after the trauma of her daily hair coming...What am I doing wrong? I have literally bought every product that has been recommended to us. i desperately want to get this right!"

 

This humble ask caught the attention of fellow mom, Monica Hunter. Monica happens to be African-American with three daughter of her own and reached out to Stephanie to help.

Monica stopped by with combs, headbands, product and lots of patience and advice. Monica didn't accept any money for her time and the two have become fast friends! Stephanie did report on a later post that she had "a little more confidence in fixing my daughter's hair, and most importantly, I felt supported by my new friend."

The world needs more people like Monica!

 
Maggi Mayfield

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