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Stephanie Hollifield is a proud mother to her adopted two-year-old daughter Haley. However, she had a come to Jesus moment with her daughter’s hair.

On Facebook she wrote “Dear Black Friends of Social Media” and said, “This clueless white momma is humbly coming to you to ask your help with Haley’s hair. I have asked my friends. I have asked strangers in Publix with kids with cute hair, and I’m still not getting it. We wash once a week. We do the water, leave in conditioner, oil, and hot towel every morning. We’ve tried more products, no products, less products. We are gentle as can be, but she still requires at least 6 minutes of cuddles after the trauma of her daily hair combing. I feel like it looks great for about an hour or two and then it is tangly and clumpy again. This picture is 3 hours into the day. What am I doing wrong? I have literally bought every product that has been recommended to us. I desperately want to get this right!”See the photo below:

Hollifield was inundated with kindness and help. However, one Black woman truly stepped up. USA Today reports, “Monica Hunter, a black mom who lived not far from Hollifield, offered to come to Hollifield for a step-by-step tutorial in grooming textured hair. Though she was skeptical at first, Hollifield took Hunter up on her offer and invited her to her home, where Hunter styled Haley’s hair and gave Hollifield lessons on which combs and products work best. She wouldn’t accept any money. But she did take Hollifield up on an offer of friendship.”See the beautiful photo below.

This is one of the few times when social media got it right.

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White Mother Begs For Help With Her Black Daughter’s Hair was originally published on newsone.com

8 thoughts on “White Mother Begs For Help With Her Black Daughter’s Hair

  1. Angela, while I do applaud the mom for seeking help in maintaining her daughter’s hair, I have to agree with L’s comment (although with a little less anger in my tone). How many Blacks actively pursue adopting Black children? People, we cannot have it both ways – upset when whites adopt Black children yet do nothing to bring those children into your loving home but rather let them fester in the cesspool of the “foster care system.” Getting a cute hairdo is the lest of the concerns for our children.

    • Marc Kristian on said:

      All yall spouting about how blacks dont adopt like whites, you do realize it’s a hell of a lot easier for them to adopt then us? I’m adopted and it took my parents ten years to get me but then I see white millenial couples with black kids. Dont be so simple to think that they randomly decided to start adopting black kids in mass. This is a plan. Whites in this country dont do anything by chance. IMO this is just a small part of they’re plan to reduce the black race. Oh I’m sorry, yall thought they were pushing IR relationships because they suddenly have an affinity for black women? WAKE UP!

  2. Angela Roberson on said:

    Im very proud of this mom for asking for help on how to comb her daughter’s hair and what products to use. People stop with all the negative post.Great job mom

  3. How about maybe white folks STOP adopting African American children-
    whites know NOTHING about OUR culture or how to do OUR HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • How about maybe folks of all races continue to adopt children of all races and give children loving, safe homes with people who love them instead of people who adopt only children that look like them and ignore ignorant bigots who rant, rave and foam at the mouth about the race of a person who offers a child a better life, but couldn’t be pulled by a team of wild Clydesdales to an adoption center? How does that sound to you?

  4. Love. Love. Love this story. ATL black mom rocks! (FYI I know they’re from ATL because I read it last week in another publication.)

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