Is Natural Black Hair Care Redundant? Why Are Black Women So Negative?
Aug 06, 2012 | Comments 1
As I peruse beauty websites daily, it seems that more and more people are embracing the natural hair conversation. Whether it’s because your best friend just did the “Big Chop“, or you ‘liked’ the Facebook picture of the white father finding frustration in his daughters plaits, or simply because your favorite celebrity finally unveiled what they are working with, it seems as if everyone is intrigued with natural hair.
Although many naturalistas love getting together to share tips, stories, and life theories, there are an increasing amount of Natural Hairters- (hair and hater combined). What is a ‘hairter’ you ask? Let’s break it down:
1. Someone who is still adamant that natural hair is a trend.
2. People who are annoyed at women with Natural Hair
3. People who don’t care to understand the multi-faceted subject of natural hair.
4. Someone who bashes a complete stranger for their natural hair transition and unveiling.
It’s sad to say that most of these people who fit into these statements are African American women. Why are we so prone to hating each other and tearing each other down? Why are we so afraid to accept who we truly are? Why are Black women so negative about other open-minded women learning more about their roots, and how to treat themselves properly?
For so long we have done nothing but stand out by trying to fit in. No matter how you dress, how you talk, or the style of your hair, it is plain to the naked eye that we all have one thing in common- we are all in this together. If you break it down to the smallest common denominator, you will find that our culture stems from the same place.
Though we continue to progress as a community, fear of the unknown holds us back. Not everyone is brave enough to fully express themselves, but are they entitled to spreading their negativity on the rest of us?
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