Our Shared Journey
Do you ever find yourself saying - I wish I knew how to manage my hair better?
As a family of multiple heritage we know how difficult the journey can be. We know as parents how we want to be content not only in ourselves, but want to build confidence, happiness and pride in our children. We understand how difficult that journey can be; we understand those moments of feeling lost; the uncertainty; the sadness that comes hearing your child express ‘I hate my hair’ amidst the wails and crying on a school morning. We understand those feelings of wanting to do more to build that sense of confidence, happiness and pride opposed to those feelings of an uncertain belonging.
We also understand how to come out the other side of that journey. For us this starts with managing and unlocking the wonder found in our hair. Noticing the growth in confidence as we embrace the differences in our hair, and how we can manage this to appreciate the differences in each other. We want to share our journey with others: the techniques, products and tips we have learnt to not only care for and manage hair, but hear ourselves and our children express “I love my hair”. Yes curly hair can be dry, prone to breakage, easily tangled, shrink and frizz. Yes curly hair can be all these things without the right products and knowledge; but it is also full of character, and when cared for properly it is a building block to feeling confident, happy and proud.
Working with Children in Care
As a husband and wife team, we fully appreciate the love and encouragement we give to our children to enable them to flourish. We also have vast experience working in the social care field, we have worked in children’s residential homes; we have also fostered and supported foster carers, and adoptive families. From our experiences we have seen those with curly, Afro hair and biracial hair enter the care system without consideration or education from the adults around them knowing how best manage their differing cultural needs. We recognise a need to offer support, knowledge and specialised products to enable those carers to build these children up with confidence, happiness and pride.
As such we will be working with local councils and fostering agencies to provide starter packs and guidance: ensuring these children receive the opportunity they deserve to value themselves, and be valued in return.