The natural hair “movement”

For all of those who are unaware, the natural hair ‘movement’ is the term used to refer to black women who have stopped relaxing their hair and growing out their original textured hair. This is the reason why you may have noticed more women walking around with Afros.
You can Google the term and find hundreds of pages on this topic–but why is it a topic to begin with? I don’t understand why black women changing their hair should be considered a movement. This creates the assumption that women are just cutting off their hair to support some form of cause when in most cases is not even true. Labeling hair changes as a movement just creates an ‘open season’ type of thinking for hair product companies to take advantage and try to sell us things that we don’t need.Image

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