Treat your Black Hair with love; wear it with pride
A number of our women still wear their hair straightened. Why in this modern time are we still doing so is beyond me. Sometimes I see a woman caressing long straight hair running down her back. But it is not her hair and; so why does she thinks it is beautifull. Why would a person hide her real hair and parade something which is not hers?
Perhaps because we have been told so many times in so many different ways that our hair is not beautiful. Well is straight hair lovely; it certainly is but its beauty is best on those for whom it grows naturally.
Here are two URLs which give a chance to look at black women proudly sporting natural hair.
Pride in ourselves is an important thing and it is difficult to have pride in ourselves if we are wearing the hair of other people. What these other groups see is us begging to be accepted on their terms. We throw away something which is of inestimable value and wear a type of hair which does not fit us very well at all. And no matter how well we do it; we are always imitating another type of hair.
I have seen many natural hairstyles and they all look good, some stunning. Why would a woman, take her hair and practically destroy it by straightening it to get a hairstyle which does not suit her.
The reason why a woman would wear her hair straightened can only be because she wishes to belong to the groups that have straight hair. But that is just not possible. When we straighten our hair the other groups see us begging for acceptance. They may not verbalize it but they do. When we wear our own hair then we stand out, saying we are proud of who we are.
We are not being forced to straighten our hair so it is by choice; so if we do then we have no confidence in our hair. Every time we straighten our hair we are saying we think our hair is not good enough to show on our heads. So we are saying that God did not do our hair right. That God gave to other people something better. Not true. When Angela Davis wore her Afro there was nothing better looking; anywhere.
But when parents wear their hair straight, they are saying their hair is not good enough, giving their own children a terrible inferiority complex. The child learns much at home and one of the things she or he will learn from a mother who straightens her hair is that natural black hair is not good enough.
Now I have to praise the many who wear their hair natural; much respects to them. If you want to look at a video on black hair just look at this:
You will find that black hair when done naturally is glorious, and there is never a need to straighten it. In fact there are a few books on Amazon which talk about how to do your hair natural. You should be proud of the hair God gave you; honor and celebrate it.
Here below are two books on black hair; it will take some money but it is worth the investment, to learn how to care for your hair.
The Science of Black Hair: A Comprehensive Guide to Textured Hair Care Written by Audrey Davis-Sivasothy
The Black Woman’s Hair Bible: Everything You Have Always Wanted To Know About Your Hair But Didn’t Know Who To Ask Paperback – February 16, 2014
Better Than Good Hair: The Curly Girl Guide to Healthy, Gorgeous Natural Hair! Paperback – January 29, 2013
by Nikki Walton (Author), Ernessa T. Carter