A very insightful article from Naturally You! online magazine delved into women’s thoughts about natural hair. Is it a fad or a revolution?
Farika Broadnax’s piece mentions the results of a http://www.NoLye.com poll. Alot of black women shared their perspectives on the matter:
Eighty-one percent of those polled said that natural hair is not a fad but a phenomenon for the present and future Black woman and man. One visitor indicated, “I don’t believe it can be a fad when you had natural hair before you had relaxed hair…It’s like saying are brown eyes a fad after people have worn colored contact lenses for years.” Another respondent, who agreed that natural hair is here to stay stated, “I think more and more women are realizing it’s a good health choice and that having natural hair is not so hard to manage as they once thought.”
One poll answer revealed an interesting perception about the blurred line between fad and tradition and how one can be a result of the other by commenting, ” If you’d asked me this question about five years ago, I would have said ‘yes’ (natural hair is a fad). However, I think what started as a fad has become a genuine ‘let me be who I was created to be.'”
Some pretty great points made, in my opinion. And even if natural hair has had a wave affect on black women…who cares?!
Who says a fad or trend can’t be the start of something healthy? Perhaps raising the bar?
What are your thoughts on natural hair? Is it a trend? Is this where we should have been all along? Is natural hair a scarcity where you live?
:: Let it marinate for a moment::
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