Hair is a tricky issue for many black women — and always has been.
A YouTube video showing a young African-American girl having her "nappy" hair brutally combed is sparking a heated debate over parenting styles when it comes to black hair care.
Tell Me More regular parenting contributor Dani Tucker is joined by Teresa Wiltz, who recently wrote about the issue for theRoot.com, and Susan Pettiford, a salon owner who specializes in black natural hair styles. The women offer thoughts on the hair combing video and whether it amounts to child abuse, and they debate whether — even after years of emphasis on black self-awareness and celebration of black aesthetics — hair grooming is still a painful, or brutal, experience for too many young women of color.
Warning: Video contains obscenities. Viewer discretion is advised.