Black Women and Good Hair
The Chris Rock documentary chronicles how far some women will go to avoid a bad hair day.
-Kim Jack Riley
What do Michelle Obama, Tyra Banks and NeNe Leakes have in common? Like most African-American women, they are on a daily quest for good hair. It’s not exactly an unknown phenomenon, but the new, must-see movie Good Hair takes an insider peek at how seriously black women take their hair. But you’ll be missing the point if you think this movie is about change. If anything, it’s about accepting that when it comes to black hair care, it’s no pain, no gain.
Diversity among black women covers a rainbow of skin complexions and a wide range of physical attributes; but when it comes to manes, we all want the same thing — luscious locks!
For years I used to credit Oprah with having a perfect head of hair, only to find out from her hairdresser that she was the on-camera pioneer of weaves and extensions. And as the saying goes, if I had a dollar for every miracle, over the counter, hair product I’ve ever purchased…