The Natural Hair Movement: Women Of Color & The Great Divide!

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Natural Hair.

Why is it that the term "Natural Hair" alone brings so much emotion to the forefront of a community?

Why should we even have the term "Natural Hair" which in actuality reveals that most sport as unnatural hair.

But if one were to mention this to an individual who dyes their locks, straightens them, heats them up and then douses them with all types of substances as though their hair was in a burn unit, you might get a few unkind words thrown your way.

So most of us understand this common argument that brews under the surface of the Black hair industry.

But in many recent findings we have discovered that even within the natural hair movement their is a separation somewhat of what many feel are the ideals that personify and represent it.

Confused?

Well let me get straight to the point.

There is a great divide within the natural hair movement that is beyond disgusting and baffles the mind over and above any measure.

The problem that seems to be ever growing and brewing as we speak is that many women in the Natural Hair Movement seem to want to through shade at anyone who is also in the movement who has hair that is curly and not kinky.

Is this immature or what?

Here we expect to see a special breed of enlightened woman, who has embraced her natural beauty and has broken the shackles that society has placed on many to turn around and feel so negatively toward another who is supposed to be on the same team!

.......and JUST when I thought many of our Sisters were making progress this type of backward thinking rears its ugly head.

Is this the reason that it seems that only Black women call their trip to the hair salon "The Beauty Salon?" Why is it that I don't hear other races refer to it in this manner? Does this indicate that many Black women do not feel as tough their natural state is anything BUT beautiful?

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