ESSENCE spoke to mothers and daughters about what they've learned from each other about embracing their natural hair. See how these women have honored their kinks, coils and curls from one generation to the next.
Natural Hair Legacy
“There is something that is so special about the connection made between mothers and daughters and our hair. I remember the pride I took in walking out of our home, as a child, with the familiar coconut smell of a freshly oiled scalp and impeccably neat sectioned ponytails. I also remember that special look of achievement on my mother’s face. Now that I’m a mom, I feel that same strong connection to my little loc’d baby and hope that she’s feeling the same pride in her connection to me and her naturally beautiful hair.” -Jhacole, mom of Jhoa