Kinky Hair Actually Grows

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   I don’t know about other countries, but I know that in America the idea of a fully black woman having long hair is a myth. There is a stigma that if a black woman has hair that exceeds ear or shoulder length then she must be of mixed heritage. Why do people think black people need to be mixed to have great healthy long hair?
   When I  had a relaxer, very regularly people would ask me what I am mixed with and were saddened when they found out that I am 100% black. And now that I have gone natural, the questions come more frequently. ‘Is it a wig or a weave because it can’t be yours.’ Why is this concept so hard to grasp?
   Unfortunately a lot of lies are fed to black women about hair care and have been passed down from generation to generation. Because the majority of black women try to achieve a Eurocentric look (having straight hair) to fit in, a lot of black women do not know how to properly take care of their own hair. Black women, put dangerous chemicals in their hair in order to conform but are actually damaging their hair. Kinky hair textures have the same growing ability as straight hair textures but a lot of black women are ignorant as to how to take care of their own hair. If we would take the time to learn about our hair instead of coveting someone else’s we could all have healthier hair.

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3 thoughts on “Kinky Hair Actually Grows

  1. Pingback: Kinky Hair Actually Grows | Zee SOUL GLOW!

  2. This is a great idea for a blog and well executed. Nice conversational tone. Don’t forget to in line links, shorter paragraphs, and add some widgets like a blog roll., rss feed, etc. Nice start though.

  3. You are absolutely right. The problem I have found especially in the UK where I live is that ladies use the excuse ‘my hair is too tuff’ or ‘I want a new look’. They can not seem to see that this can all be achieved with their own natural hair and not trying to have someone else’s.

    I cut all my hair off late October 2013 after having locks for 3 years and everyday I am constantly getting questions about how I have managed to get my hair to grow so quickly. I laugh sometimes at the lack of understanding.

    The philosophy is simple, look after what’s on your head and do not suffocate it with weaves, wigs, chemicals etc. It really is about knowing how our hair works.

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