“I married a Korean man so my children would nothave hair like me” — a young Black woman on The Tyra BanksShow – Nov. ’05
We have our Hair in lockdown mode… repressing it under weaves…perms…braids…Whew…but the kink still rules…
Why can’t our hair salons be more like a calm oasis…instead of rundown, wall paint chipping, old chair seat-peeling, have to wait 2-and-a-half hours, staying all-day, babysitting asylums of confusion?
Back In the Day…in the 1800s we used a fork to comb our hair.
Do we even know our real hair texture…that is consistently camouflaged under weaves,braids, wigs, perms, etc.? …See Malena Amusa’sBlog on Hair & Racial Politics: http://gold-platedwitchonwheels.blogspot.com/2007/03/hair-and-racial-politics.html
Rapunzel’s Daughter: What Women’s Hair Tell Us About Women’s Lives by Rose Weitz (courtesty of Amazon.com) Ms. Weitz in her book explains that in the white community a slender woman is considered attractive regardless of her race or HAIR. She goes on to say that in the Black community a woman with long, straight
All the sisters know about the bedtime head scarf… In Lonnice Brittenum Bonner’s book Good Hair….she says in romantic moments when the brother wants to rub his fingers through your hair — just let him… Knowing all the while you’ve got the head scarf hidden under the pillow…and when he falls off to sleep put that
Hands down…Sisters are confused about our hair.We simply don’t know what to do with it.The problem: we are running away from our naturalness.Many don’t even know what our real texture is.We’ve got our kinkiness on the down low.Our beautiful Kinkiness is Screaming to get out!!!!!It’s time — way over due — to let our hair out of
One out of 3 Black woman wear some form of human fake hair? Each year more than a million pounds of human hair is purchased from females in China, India, Indonesia and Korea.What would we do without the Asian woman population?