6 Reasons Why Black Women are Embracing Their Natural Hair
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6 Reasons Why Black Women are Embracing Their Natural Hair

For most African American women, the first time they step into a hair salon is like a rite of passage. Pulling, teasing, straightening, relaxing, women have to go through it all to feel ‘beautiful’ or at least more accepted by white Americans. Thankfully, embracing one’s natural hair has become more and more normal and sought after by women of colour. In the TED talk, A Celebration of Natural Hair, writer Cheyenne Cochrane explains the history behind African American’s relationship with their hair and why women are now accepting their natural hair. Here are 6 reasons why black women are embracing their natural hair.

They are tired of chemically treated hair



Relaxers are full of chemicals and when you think about it, if the hairdresser wears gloves to apply it directly to its client’s scalp, there is a definite problem with this situation. Every six to eight weeks women go and burn their hair which can end up in hair loss, bald spots, and sometimes burns on the scalp.

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