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Why are Black Women Everywhere Going Natural?

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Wendy Johnson PhD

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The Natural Hair Revolution

Between 2006 and 2011, sales of chemical straightening kits dropped by 17 percent, according to one industry report. Plus, a bunch of African-American A-listers, like Solange Knowles, Halle Berry, and Viola Davis, each emerged in the paparazzi limelight with their hair in its unrelaxed, free-flowing glory. Natural hair hasn't been this popular among black women since the afros of the 70s.

"Going natural" is the term used by many African-American women who decide to stop chemically processing, or relaxing, their hair. It’s a move that can be fraught with confusion, missteps and sometimes pain, as the 2009 Chris Rock documentary “Good Hair” attested.

So why are so many African-Americans embracing the look now? How do we take care of our natural hair? What products exists, etc. What's good and what is not so good?

Join we as I welcome a natural hair specialist to the show.

Thank you for your support.

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