When Hair Care Is Self-Care

With her PsychoHairapy practice, Afiya Mbilishaka is tapping into a mental health space often overlooked: Black hair salons

Illustration: Monica Ahanonu

IIt’s tradition for the squeals of gleeful gossip to mix with the sizzle of strands being straightened or the buzzing of barbers’ clippers in salons across the world. Think back to the tea you overheard while…