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Is Natural Hair Awareness Merely Another Hype

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Leslie Rojan

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Everywhere you look, especially in the Atlanta area, black women are discontinuing using relaxers and are embracing their God-given wavy, kinky, curly, coily, BD-Beads, naps, pops and peas. There's a Youtube video for every hairstyle possible and their is always some sista creating a concoction of some sort to keep her hair moist and curly. It's gotten so big, all the haircare heavy weights are jumping in and making sure they get a piece of the profit.

My questions is, why is such an attention getter all of a sudden? What started this grand interest in our hair, whereas before it was the subject of much criticism and scrutiny- think of Imus- now, it's a beloved connect with who we are deep inside. Or is it just a bunch of hype that everyone who can make a name for themselves are piggybacking on to do so?

A few questions to consder?

1. Is natural hair the hype because some have been able to grow their lucious locks into long wavy coils and maybe just maybe, if you use the same product and have the same hair regime, you can too.

2. Is going natural truly about being aware or is just a place for those who don't truly have a connect, to connect.

3. If this is fact is simply hype, how many of these au natural women wil be returning to a relaxer in the next two years, once they have grown their hair out and are tired with the bantus, tiny twist, etc.

How do women who have been natural for years feel about this?

Tune in this Thursday @ 6:30 pm EST when discuss these questions and more.

This is an open discussion not a debate. You have every right to feel the way you do and we want to hear it.

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