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I didn’t grow up with a father, so I find myself particularly touched emotionally when I see stories that depict healthy father-daughter relationships.
Hair Love is one of those films. It is an Oscar winning animated short film about an African American father trying to do his daughter’s hair for the first time. The film was created by Mathew A. Cherry and you can find the film link below.
This Get Ready With Me (GRWM) video shares my reaction to the film while doing my hair and sharing my personal experience growing up without a father. This film is FANTASTIC and well deserving for the 2020 Oscar.
STEP BY STEP GUIDE
It’s best to begin with dry, slightly stretched out hair. Styling my hair dry allows me to see more length in the finished hairstyle.
EASY PROTECTIVE UPDO INSPIRED BY A CARTOON
- Part hair horizontally from ear to ear in four sections and secure with ponytail holders. Use ones that don’t have metal or anything that could snag and break the hair.
- Moisturize each section with a cream or leave-in conditioner of your choice. The thicker and more coarse the hair, the heavier the cream should be.
I like to add more cream on the very ends to keep them moisturized.
- Begin with the back section and roll the ends of the hair up to create a rounded hump and secure with straight pins.
- If you end up with too many spaces in your faux-hawk, follow my lead from the video above, and make two humps per ponytail to add fullness.
- The front ponytail should be rolled and tucked in any direction that you feel suits your face. I rolled mine forward, but in the cartoon it was rolled back and finished with a pink bow.
Alternatively, you can split the front ponytail and add a bang instead. Check out my Instagram TV video for an example. (@latoya_ebony)
Spice this style up with you own accessories. I used gold bobby pins and it added a nice edge to the style.
WATCH HAIR LOVE SHORT FILM
Have you seen “Hair “Love?” If this film or my video resonated with you, share it with your friends. I think conversations around natural hair and fathers who are present are worthwhile conversations to have. Spread your thoughts on the topic.
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