Saturday, June 2, 2012

Black Women’s Transitions to Natural Hair via NY Times

Hi Beauties! 
Zina Saro-Wiwa Photo Credit:

Came across this article this morning & thought it was a fantastic idea to share. The natural black hair movement has been growing exponentially in the past few years and people are beginning to share their opinions on the topic in newer and more fascinating ways. Here, filmmaker Zina Saro-Wiwa presents a documentary on black women’s decision to embrace their naturally kinky hair, rather than use chemical straighteners.

Click here to check out the video: 

Here's a snippet from the article: 
"There are as many “natural hair journeys” as there are transitioning women. What I find remarkable about the movement is the way it is spreading through black women in America. Many are transitioning silently, without much fanfare. Some are inspired by friends and family members who have already made the switch. As Anu Prestonia, the owner of Khamit Kinks, a natural hair salon in Brooklyn, told me, “There’s been an evolutionary process that has turned into a revolution.” It is not an angry movement. Women aren’t saying their motivation is to combat Eurocentric ideals of beauty. Rather, this is a movement characterized by self-discovery and health."
What are your thoughts, beauties? Do you think this natural hair transitioning movement is more so inspired by self discovery and health or more about combating Eurocentric ideals of beauty

Source: NY Times

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