Thomas Rhett wears pink bonnet, shows dedication to caring for black daughter's hair

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Thomas Rhett wears pink bonnet, shows dedication to caring for black daughter's hair

Country singer shows dedication to caring for his black daughter's hair in photo where the pair are wearing matching pink bonnets.

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Rasha Ali, USA TODAY Published 2:35 p.m. ET Dec. 19, 2018 | Updated 3:05 p.m. ET Dec. 19, 2018
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Thomas Rhett shared a sweet photo of he and his 3-year-old daughter wearing matching pink bonnets to bed. But the image represents much more than just a cute father-daughter moment.

Although the country singer captioned the photo with a simple sentence: "Just a little night cap," the photo showed this father's dedication to caring about his black daughter's hair.

Just a little night cap

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Silk bonnets are an essential part of black hair care. They preserve hairstyles overnight, keep hair moisturized and prevent it from frizzing. In all, they're just all-around protection.

MORE: Strangers embrace white mom who's 'clueless' about styling black daughter's hair

Many Instagram users flooded the "Marry Me" artist's comments with praise and support, calling him a great father.

"Love seeing this! You have no idea how important that bonnet is. Thank you for caring, embracing and wearing it with her!" one social media user remarked.

Encourage daddy time. The greatest untapped resource available for improving the lives of our children is time with Dad - early and often. Kids with engaged fathers do better in school, problem-solve more successfully, and generally cope better with whatever life throws at them.

"I love that you know to put your little girl in a bonnet. Some people don’t know that about black folks hair!!" another user wrote.

Caring for your black child's hair may be a little different than what you're used to, but there's always a way to take initiative and learn.

Last month, Stephanie Hollifield sought out social media's help to style her black daughter's hair, calling herself "clueless." Many offered suggestions, but one black mom named Monica Hunter came over to Hollifield's house for a one-on-one tutorial on black hair care.

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