The Never Ending Saga of Black Women and Hair


I stumbled across yet another hair discussion on another social media platform in the never ending saga of of beauty culture among Black Women. This discussion focused around Black people seizing the industry from Koreans. In the last 20 to 25 years Korean merchants have cropped up in predominantly black communities cornering the health and beauty market for hair care products and hair extensions products.

I do however want it to be exceedingly clear that I am not condemning or demeaning anyone who ascribes to a different standard of beauty than my own. I have personally developed my standard of beauty over time. I have vacillated between straighten hair and natural hair in my adult life. Emerging with a preference and appreciation for the natural beauty of my unprocessed hair. Note: Unprocessed does not mean unstyled, not coffied.

I do want us to be brutally honest with ourselves of our…

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