This father knows the answers for many questions mothers of Black girls often face.
Having become a single father seven years ago, Darious Bland, faced too many unforeseen troubles. One of them was doing his daughter’s hair. At first he was at a loss but then he started to learn and then found a way to share his experience with other fathers of Black girls.
On May 21, Bland held a hair workshop titled “Can Daddy Do My Hair?” in Hunstsville, AL.
12 dads came to the event with their 3- to 10-year-old daughters as Bland showed them how to make this legendary and magical Black girls’ hair truly shine.
“These dads are learning a lot; not only about hair but what many moms go through,” Bland says. “They didn’t understand the frustration that mothers have to go through while doing their daughters’ hair.” Though he is still trying to learn new stuff. “I’m learning how to do flat twists, bantu knots, I want to learn how to braid,” he adds.