Chocolate Hair – Vanilla Care, a beautiful hair care blog, is exactly as it is entitled! A vanilla mother of a precious little chocolate girl. I asked Rory, the creator of the blog to share her story with Afro Puffs and Ponytails, Inc.
“As a computer geek, and former motorcycle-riding tomboy, it would never have occurred to me that I would be writing about such girly things as hair care. Yet here I am, the adoptive mother to a lovely little African American girl who joined our family in 2007 at a mere six days old, fully immersed in hair products, beads, and bows! I’ve been blessed with wonderful people who have held my hand through the early days of learning to care for my daughter’s hair, and enjoy nothing more than sharing my experiences with others as my way of giving back.
Chocolate Hair / Vanilla Care is evidence that if I can do it, anyone can do it! The blog started as my way of helping other adoptive/foster parents learn to care for chocolate hair, but has grown into so much more. In addition to chronicling everyday activities such as growing hair, products, and step-by-step instructions, I also talk about what it means to be a vanilla mama of a chocolate girl, and how we explore identity, respect, and empowermant, using hair as our common language.
In addition, we also have a growing Facebook community where I’ve been forming relationships with other mamas while discussing hair. Although I started blogging to share information with others, I have found I have learned just as much (if not more) from the kindness and generosity of women all over the world….. and look forward to continue doing so for many years to come.”
Afro Puffs and Ponytails would like thank Rory for sharing her story and her helpful hair care website with us! Her blog has pictures, how-to-instructions, book reviews, product reviews and more!
Afro Puffs and Ponytails is always on the lookout for helpful hair care websites for African American/Black Girls. We seek positive information and input about our girls beautiful and unique texture of hair. So much has changed in the past 10 years! Parents and their knowledge base of black hair care has evolved tremendously thanks to relevant forums, networks, natural hair care websites, and women and girls truly embracing their beautiful crown of hair!