Happy Girl Hair – Hair Care for African American Girls

Website: Happy Girl Hair

By the time I created Afro Puffs and Ponytails, my daughter was 18 years old and styling her own hair. There were many times when she was a small girl and a pre-teen girl that I longed for more information on caring for her natural hair. After I created Afro Puffs and Ponytails, I began to realize there are many moms(and dads) searching for hair tips, hair styles, hair products, and everything to do with hair care for African American/Black girls. Well, although my daughter is a young adult now, I understand the frustration of wanting to do more for  your precious girl’s hair and not knowing where to go.

Because there are many people visiting this site for information on hair care, I have continued my quest for natural hair care articles and information to publish for parents. When I came across Happy Girl Hair, I was elated!  Katie, a parent who adopted two beautiful girls from Ethiopia, created Happy Girl Hair and it is indeed a great resource for natural hair care for girls.  I would have loved having access to such valuable information when my daughter was a little girl!  When I contacted her to find out how Happy Girl Hair came about, this is what she had to say:

Several years I ago, I was new to the task of caring for sweet, little curls and coils. I had a hair pick, some questionable products, a lot of hope, and little more.  After a while, my girls started to dread having their hair done and I realized something was very wrong. I went searching for answers. I read books and joined forums. I experimented with products and techniques until I felt confident and my girls’ fear was gone. When hair time was no longer a struggle, when we felt relaxed and no one was experiencing any pain, I knew I was on to something. 

I looked around and saw a lot of other moms feeling unsure and eager for help. There were few web sites devoted to girls’ hair care and the most helpful book has just gone out of print. I decided to start Happy Girl Hair so moms would have a resource for basics. As I continue to learn and try new things, I share my successes and mistakes. We’ve grown into a really fantastic little community. Through comments and submissions, readers share stories, advice, opinions, and ask questions. My objective is to have a supportive, friendly place for moms to come together to share our common experience and goal of raising daughters who love and embrace who they are.”
Thank you Katie for sharing your story with Afro Puffs and Ponytails!
Check out one Happy Girl Hair’s how-to-video: Cornrows

Happy Girl Hair has numerous styles, pictures, how-to video links, and product information. Click here to visit Happy Girl Hair

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  1. LSTLMom, 3 years ago

    Years later and I still miss HAPPYGIRLHAIR.com – this was the first natural hair care blog that I ever really paid attention to. I was truly inspired by her creativity.

  2. jane, 6 years ago

    i found this store that has shirts and mugs and things with an afro’d mom and afro puff’d daughter. it’s for crunchy natural moms. i’m going to get some for me and my daughter. http://www.crunchyjunkie.com

  3. Kim, 6 years ago

    I am so glad I found her website!

  4. capricorndiva28, 6 years ago

    Sorry for the typos. I was excited!!!!

  5. capricorndiva28, 6 years ago

    Thank you for this site!!! My whole family of five (two parents, three childrn) excluding one son is locked. My seven year daughter is locked. When I came on the site I saw a little girl with locks that resemble my daughters (I’m at work now :)). As soon as I get her to a computer I’m going to let my little look at another little girl with similar hair. She goes to school with little girls with perms or natural styles but usually the natural girls have curly, wavy hair. No other girl has locks so I’m really excited about the pic. Thanks!

  6. Margaret, 6 years ago

    This is one of my favorite sites!

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