Hairlooms by Michele Tapp Roseman helps readers uncover the issues that create barriers that prevent women from loving themselves naturally.In addition to the author’s own personal journey to self love, the book features Michele’s exclusive personal interviews with celebrities like: MC Lyte, Nicole Ari Parker, the late Dr. Maya Angelou, Kim Coles and more!
For many, going back to natural hair is not just a hairstyle change, but a transformative inner self journey. You have to change the way you are use to seeing beauty. African Americans through generations were taught to uphold European beauty standards and distance themselves from their own natural features. Which in turn has a profound effect on making the switch from relaxed hair to Afro textured hair and seeing it as beautiful.
This adherence to putting European features on a pedestal is why even though many women are making the change to natural hair, they still find themselves disappointed. If their hair happens to be on the kinky side and not curly many do take issue with it. There is an abundance of resources that teach you to care for natural hair, but slim to none that focus on helping you embrace your natural beauty like Hairlooms does.
Adelphee has partnered with Hairlooms to share with you snippets of Michele’s inspiring never heard before interviews with the celebrity storytellers featured in her book in our original series:
Hairlooms: The Untangled Truth About Loving Your Natural Hair and Beauty
There's not enough platforms where the accomplishments, the joy and positive contributions to society women of color put forward are celebrated, so we created ADELPHEE. If I am not sharing black girl magic on ADELPHEE you can find me on blacknaps.org where I share natural hair care advice and tips.