In a CURLYLOKS workshop, parents are taught everything from the best type of products to use to how to comb through kinky, tangled hair without pain. They are given the tools they need to make sure their child never has to worry about a “bad hair day!”
Most people realize that Black children usually do not have hair that is as silky, wavy, or straight as Caucasian or Asian children. So the products and method of styling and maintaining healthy, well-groomed hair is not the same. While not a Civil Rights issue, in today’s image conscious culture, children are as concerned about the image they present as adults and it plays a role in the development of healthy self esteem.
Pender, who specializes in natural hair care, notes that there is a history of subjecting children, especially girls, to hair alterations (chemicals or devices for straightening or curling frizzy or kinky hair) that can damage the hair, scalp or follicles. This is addition to what changing the texture of a child’s hair does to their perception of themselves and those that look like they do. CURLYLOKS workshops teach parents that there is a beautiful, natural alternative.
The remaining CURLYLOKS workshops are scheduled for June 12th, August 21st and September 11th, 3 – 5pm at 7000 E. Shea Blvd. (inside Signature Salon Studios) Scottsdale AZ. There is a nominal charge of $25 to cover supplies. Space is limited. Additional information is available at www.hairloksbyarlette.com