DELTA TOWNSHIP, Michigan (WLNS) – In honor of Black History Month, communities in Michigan schools have highlighted black hair care at their Hair Like Mine event.

Mothers, daughters, fathers and sons gathered for the feast of curls, turns and folds. Program coordinators aim to empower, train and celebrate hair of any type and texture.

Many had the opportunity to learn more about different hairstyles and products for styling and maintaining all hair types.

Robin Smith is the coordinator of student support for communities in schools and said such representation is important.

“We wanted to make sure that with the theme of black history, and that’s health and well-being, we show young people healthy images of themselves as well as how to take care of their hair,” Smith said.

The event included a hair show along with a question and answer session with Latoya Burnett and Verna Hills, who are licensed cosmetologists with more than 20 years of experience.

“For us, it’s like returning to a community that can share our gift with the world, with students and their parents,” Burnett said.

Michigan School Communities is an organization whose mission is to support students and enable them to stay in school and succeed in life. The nonprofit provided free books and samples on hair care for children at an event such as Victoria Saseda.

“Honestly, it’s weird, I don’t even know how to describe it, it’s just a study of different types of cultures and how other people do their hair,” Saused said.

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