I recently read a great interview of Thandie Newton where she discussed her hair and the difficulties of growing up as a mixed race child in the UK. I have a 9 year old niece who is mixed race and I’ve seen her struggles to fit in and look like the other girls in her class. It’s an on-going work in progress, teaching her to love her hair.
In the interview Thandie also mentions that she is now 100% natural after transitioning from relaxed hair for two years. As a fellow transitioner, it immediately got my attention. It also reminded me that I once heard somewhere that a large majority of black women in Hollywood are natural. I was so inspired by Ms Newton that I decided to make her the first subject of the blog’s new regular feature; “Style Evolution”.
Definitely check out the interview HERE as it makes for great reading.