The Paisano

Big Sis Black History Month: My Hair Journey

Big Sis Black History Month: My Hair Journey

Kimiya Factory

February 13, 2019

I remember my scalp burning; that meant the relaxer was working. I never sweat it though. “Beauty is pain,” I would tell myself as I imagined the admiring looks I’d get in the hallways. My hair would finally be straight and I would fit in at school. Curls and frizz were never in, and I could see...