This post in general is racist. I think there is definite truth that white women and other non black women ate generally clueless about caring and styling black or textured hair - mainly because hair styling is something you learn from your own mother and other female relatives. I am mixed myself with Asian Latino and white American so no I didn't grow up practicing plaits and cornrows. It wasn't part of my culture. But my own unruly thick hair helps me realize how to care for my half Jamaican daughters curly hair. Curly hair is fragile, prone to breakage, thick, and the texture can vary throughout the head. I think I'm very skilled at combing, detangling, and moisturizing my daughters hair. As for braids - completely clueless. But I have heard that tight elastics and crazy tight braids are damaging, can cause more breakage, and push back a woman's hairline. So my daughter being under 2 wears simple styles with cloth covered elastics. Every product I put into her hair is purely organic and/or for textured/Afro hair. So she sports simple styles like Afro puffs, ponies, and wearing her hair either out in a fro with a bow, a frohawk, or curly with leave in conditioner. I think a lot of white Hollywood celebs aren't lacking in their care for their child's hair - I think it's because they are more educated than the general public and support black and biracial children in loving their own African features and natural hair type. I for one would never have dated, married, or reproduced with a black person unless I found his features supremely attractive. Black skin, features, and hair are gorgeous. I think many non black women with biracial or mixed kids just can't win in this one. I feel like if I comb my daughters curly hair and leave it down than I'm not doing her hair "right" in the eyes of black women. Mostly the same group of black women who relax their 3 yr olds hair and goop on tons of scalp pore-clogging "ethnic" hair grease filled with synthetics and parabens. These same women who pile their daughters hair with braids, beads, and elastics will have 15 year olds with receding hairlines and broken split ends. On the other hand if I load on the gel, relax, or at the very least take her to the Dominican salon then the Afro centric chicks are shaking their head and wagging their tongue at my "self hating husband" and my daughters super straight hair. Black people, it's just hair! Straighten, curl it, or leave it. Braid it, plait it, or weave...a beautiful black woman is a black woman is a black woman. And that's exactly who my daughter is when I'm out with her and a few wispy curls let loose from her pony tail and fly in her face. A young girl who should grow up treasuring and loving her hair and not feeling like she needs to force it into certain styles to appease white corporate America or braid, or weave it to look presentable in eyes of black women. For the record the double standard most black women hold is pure insanity. The belief they can and should have the option to date or procreate with any race on the earth but then frown their nose at non black women with black men. The same women who claim one drop of black blood makes you a black person yet roll their eyes and criticize a mere child or discredit their mother in front of them. I swear when out in public, the vibe I get from most black women is that I don't deserve my husband or my child and that THEY could do such a better job as a black wife and mother. No, wait, I've actually heard this argument. We need to get past all this - this judgement without getting to know, the prejudices, the animosity. We are all human beings. We are all women. And my daughter no matter how light still shares a common ancestry with you. So if I come into your photo booth and my daughter is being a typical 2 year old tryna pull out her ponytails or crying don't assume it's because I'm a failure as a mother due to my skin tone.