Maybe the time has come to revise the palette of the natural hair movement so that it refocuses on Black women with tight coils that are just as beautiful as the bountiful curls that we’ve placed on the pedestal of desirability, as opposed to the less-appealing version that desperately needs the love and adulation that would appropriately normalize its dignified presence.
I👏🏾am👏🏾here👏🏾for👏🏾it! I could not believe how disrespectful people were to Beyonce and Jay-Z about their child’s natural hair choices. The audacity of us sometimes. Many Blacks are pro White Supremacy most days and they don’t even know it. I’m glad you are talking about how these natural hair companies are exploiting kinky coils by selling us products that will never work on our hair.
I saw Ellis-Ross with her hair line rollout and I rolled my eyes at the colorism in the hair industry. Almost all the products sold today are for her hair type. It really irks my nerves to no end. As far as the child in the H&M photo, why do we have a problem with who we really are, and why do we value the feelings and opinions of our children. We tear our own down before the entire world, with the rest of the world. It’s pretty sickening to watch. Great job, but a heartbreaking essay. I have my own natural hair stories.