Hairstylist Connects With Her Roots

by Mercy Quaye | Apr 17, 2018 1:15 pm | Comments (2)

I was 10, maybe 11 when I got my first Vigorol Liquid Relaxer.

For most Black girls before Y2K this was a right of passage and a privilege. In hindsight I can’t fully wrap my head around why: It’s like we were all lining and signing up for the risk of chemical burns in exchange for a weak guarantee of straight hair. And at the age of 11, that cost-benefit analysis didn’t add up for me.

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