Publication Spotlight: The Case for Hair Health in Health Education

This week I was honored to have my article, The Case for Hair Health in Health Education: Exploring Hair and Physical Activity Among Urban African American Girls accepted for publication in the American Journal of Health Education.

The connection between hair and health is real for many women and girls of color. Some are socialized to avoid sports and physical activities that reverse, damage, or harm healthy black hair. Others perceive hair as a barrier to physical activity because of the time, money, and effort it takes to re-style hair. As a result, hair has become a reason many women and girls of African descent choose to refrain from being physically active.

This article provides tools and resources for advocates of curly girls, health educators, and providers to use to motivate and empower them to move more. Many thanks to the American Journal of Health Education for seeing the need to publish this important work. #physicalactivity #selfcare #healthoverhair