Kinky Hair Actually Grows


   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.


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