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Lately, Black women are known for being open to a lot of negative feedback. Whether it's our attitude or our independence, we never seem to catch a break. However, there is one area that I cannot stand to be attacked in and that is when it comes to our hair. The whole controversy between relaxed vs. natural or weave vs. non-weave is silly. I believe a woman is beautiful regardless of how she decides to wear her hair....it's just HAIR people.
I don't think there is any way I have not worn my hair except for locs (which I would love to actually do one day). I've worn relaxed hair, plaits, micro-braids, sew-ins, wigs, caps, lace-fronts, crochet braids, and the list goes on. I even rocked natural hair, fro and all, for about 3 years. No matter what style my hair has ever been in, I did it because it felt good to me at that time. When I looked in the mirror I felt good about what I saw and when I needed a new energy, I changed my look (hair).
This is why I think it is totally ignorant to stereotype Black women according to a hair style. Just because you choose to go natural does not instantly make you more socially conscious and in tune with your African roots. And a woman who wears a relaxer or weave is not trying to be someone she is not. Ugh! Just stop it already. Our mane should not be the main issue when it comes to celebrating who we are...READ MORE!
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