A Dominican Woman Tells Her Hair Story and How She Grew to Accept Her Curls
She began getting her hair relaxed at seven years old.
Too many Latinas grow up being told (and believing) their hair is "malo" — in other words, bad because it's not straight. But the truth of the matter is many Latinas don't have the straight, long, shiny hair that society idolizes. So how does a curly/kinky-haired girl grow to love her hair? In this episode of Latinos IRL, Concepción de León talks to one Latina about her hair journey — from perms to weaves to twists — to answer that question. Related From Vivala: Why I’m Breaking the “Pelo Bueno/Pelo Malo” Cycle