“I Don’t Like Peasy Afros, Sorry. I Don’t Like Dreads Either. I Like A Woman To Get Her Hair Did.”

Written by Sam

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 at 3:30 pm
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Ever since I saw Chris Rock’s phenomenal documentary, Good Hair, on the hair culture in the African American community it has been a topic I have found interesting.  As I white guy who has completely immersed himself into a lot of black culture I have come to learn a lot about the differences in perception of beauty from the African American community to the community I was raised in.

The above quote is from Method Man in reaction to the question, “Do you like natural hair?”.  While I’m hesitant to speak on issues within the African American community like this for opposite reasons, I think the issue is pretty clear cut.  Is it wrong for black women to “whiteify” their hair in order to be perceived as beautiful?  While I think that is a damn near impossible question to answer.  I think that women should do whatever makes them feel confident and good about themselves.  My only beef with women getting their hair did and the whole weave scene is how outrageously expensive it is to maintain.  It seems like an unhealthy financial burden in this sort of an economy.

Finally I can only speak for myself, but I think black women with natural hair can be just as beatiful as those who get their hair “did”.  To be perfectly honest the woman I want to have babies with, Corrine Bailey Rae, rocks her hair exclusivley natural as far as I can tell.  One thing that I think is really sexy about women with natural hair is they seem to be more content with who they are.  Self concious girls are the worst!  Also women shouldn’t really get caught up in what a rapper wants from women, because I highly doubt the majority of rappers are in healthy relationships anyway.  If you are concentrating on what shallow men want from a women you are destined to fail in that department regardless of what race you are.


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