August 27, 2010

Kiddie Relaxer Video

Hey Everyone :o)

I have been super busy this month trying to race against writing deadlines. But thankfully, I am almost done :o)

A few months ago I wrote an article for Afro Glitz Magazine called Behind the Scenes of the No-Lye Kiddie Relaxer. And I posted this video along with the article.

Since then, the video was put on World Star Hip and written about on one of my favorite websites Black Girl With Long Hair. I also spotted it on a few Facebook profile pages as well. I really don't mind the video being shared since it will get the word out about how harsh the chemicals in 'kiddie' relaxers really are, but some of the comments, especially the ones on WSHH were sadder than the video.

People were stating things like maybe the girl in the video (one of my young clients) didn't go to a 'professional' to get her relaxer put it, maybe it was put it wrong, maybe she went swimming in chlorine right after it was done etc... not really thinking that just maybe the actual chemicals in the relaxer caused the damage to her hair - in essence, blaming everything and everyone but the relaxer itself.

Anyway, I decided to re-post the video here. I'm working on an update to the video as well - thankfully, her hair is growing back nicely and so far her and her mom have sworn off using chemicals on her hair ever again.

Let me know what you think... and by the way her Mom actually consulted a few 'professionals' before choosing one of these so-called 'professionals' to put the relaxer in. (Excuse the missing words - I don't know why they got cut off)

Peace and Blessings...


Anonymous said...

oooohhh poor girl!! i have never put any chemical products in my hair!! thank you muuuuuum :-)

ms_overstand said...

sorry about the first comment, I am still getting familiar with posting comments to blogs.