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Braids, Curls, Twists and Twirls

A How-To for Natural Black Hair Care

Braids, Curls, Twists and Twirls

"When I think about the evolution of my identity, one thing that literally and figuratively rises to the top - my hair!" - April Dinwoodie, transracially adopted person and chief executive of the Donaldson Adoption Institute.

As parents of black children, you may be struggling with how to care for and style your child's hair. Unsuccessful attempts and advice from others may affect your confidence as a parent.

Tending to your child's hair and skin properly can boost not only a parent's self esteem, but also a child's and can help connect the family to the child's heritage and culture.

Learn basic techniques and styles from an expert stylist. How-to videos are easy to follow and offer great advice for all hair types.

  • Consider the impact hair and skin care has on self esteem and cultural identity
  • Learn basic techniques such as shampooing, conditioning and hair styling for different types of black hair
  • Understand the myths versus the realities of caring for natural hair

Learn important tips on scalp and skin care, paying special attention to cleansing, moisturizing and sun protection, in particular.

Braids, Curls, Twists and Twirls
Credit Hours: 1.0
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Black Children and Mental Health

Black Children and Mental Health

In this webinar, The Cradle’s Our Children initiative brings together a panel of therapists and parents to discuss the stigma that exists around mental health and why the rate of Black families seeking mental health care and treatment is much lower than White families. They talk about why mental health services should be designed with cultural and social nuances in mind as well as the upward trend in mental health needs as Covid-19 has interrupted the lives of so many kids and limited their social activities.

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Skin Care Tips from Braids, Curls, Twists and Twirls

Great tips for caring for skin of color. Learn more about hair and skin care in Braids, Curls, Twists & Twirls: A How-To for Natural Black Hair Care

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