Its been a moment since i’ve written, instead of reblogged and allow me to apologize for that. I have been substantially busy with the new job at a youth center and community organizing. BUT i digress (obviously) so allow me to address the title. Natural hair is more than just a new trend.
its the rebirth of small black business
its the reclamation of our health (have you SEEN the shit they put in perms??)
its the beginning of love for self. at its rawest, most untouched form
it is the reclamation of the hair industry (black hair is a multi BILLION dollar industry which black business has been continuously pushed out of)
I went natural because it was healthier to do so. nothing that burns your scalp or can dissolve aluminum cans should be slathered on your skin for any reason. but i’ve continued to stay natural because fuck it, lets face it, if i want to change my hair texture to something less black then i must admit to myself that i ultimately value being less outwardly black than being what i was born. a wonderful black woman. yes, i own a flat iron. no, i do not depend on that fucking thing. it damages my hair. and shit, men like it when a woman can go exercise or get caught in the rain.
its liberating. its self love. its healthy living. its Ujamaa.
:) I am pleased by this take on the nivea for men fubar’d attempt at african american male marketing. In fact maybe it was necessary just to have this.