Bantu knots may be "trendy" right now, but what you're doing is disrespectful.
Furthermore why is it that her principal, a figure in which she should look up to is allowed to perpetuate the rhetoric that
The journey has been enlightening. Going natural put me more in touch with my roots, not just my hair follicles but the culture and history of black hair and how black women were socialized to be ashamed of our natural hair.
I'm not sure why I allow this to bother me so much. It is not my problem they feel this way, nor can I do anything to change it.
I have done the math, and from the time I was 18 until early 2013, I have spent $25,000 getting my hair weaved, braided or extended and just over one and a half years sitting in a chair having it done.
The natural hair movement shows no signs of slowing, with several beauty companies launching lines specifically for curly
For many black women, their preference for straight hair is driven by bad childhood memories of being teased and tormented at school about their natural hair, or being made to feel insecure by parents who insisted on the hot comb or hair relaxer.
So, I may have embarked on five weeks of my lifetime hygiene low, but hey, sometimes it takes getting filthy to get good
Our hair never fails to spark conversation, comedy and sometimes controversy. "In Our Heads About Our Hair is a doc that
Lately, I've become overly aware of little black girls between the ages of six to eleven years old. Mostly they seem shocked that someone has even acknowledged them, much less dared to call them beautiful!
Really? "Good hair?" What exactly does he mean? Though Mustafa cleared up why he made the "self-deprecating" comment about
Would a newspaper and website like The Jewish Daily Forward hire a Catholic editor? Would The Advocate engage a straight
In his new film, Good Hair, Chris Rock approaches the subject of black women's hair -- all at once -- like a man, like a novice, like a voyeur, and like a comedian in his investigation of hair weaves and hair straightening relaxers.
It's not OK to confuse me with another black girl. It's not OK even if the girl bears a passing resemblance to me. I don't care if you feel bad. You should feel bad.
Zaller brought a black baby doll to the interview to "see what, if any, stereotypes he could dispel." He began by asking
What we do to our hair should be for ourselves only, not to fit a stereotype of what's acceptable for us as black women, or women in general.
The fear of not fitting someone's ideal of beauty should not be a reason for people to continually alter who they are. As Atlanta housewife NeNe told fellow housewife Kim Zolciak, "You do you."
Some believe if you keep your hair natural, you are more in touch with ones "Africanness," whilst those of us who use a relaxer are, let's just say, not that into it.
The varied and imaginative ways African Americans dress their hair represents a high-point of human creativity that's dependency, the very quintessence of style.