A famous writer once said a woman 's hair is her glory. What a great day it will be when African American women realize this about their natural tresses. While it is perfectly normal to want to change your looks by trying different styles, why alter the natural make up of the strands that grow from the scalp? Instead of choosing perms and other dangerous chemicals to completely alter the natural texture of the hair, black women should learn to manage, style, and love the God-given hair they have been blessed with since birth. Although it may not be the most popular thing to do, African-American women should wear their hair in its natural state. Natural hair is healthier, the styling choices are limitless, and it is an excellent expression
When I look around me I see people that are different shapes, sizes, and are different races, however what seems to be very interesting and unique about everyone is our hair. Our hair defines our personality that we carry into the community. Especially in the African-American culture our hair is considered ever changing, new, and trend setting. From the braids, to locs, perms, or just being natural, African-American women do not play about their hair. Though when we get our hair done it is a process and it takes time for our hair to look so good, we struggle with issues that come along with how are hair looks.
More black women stopped using relaxers and reverting back to their natural hair. I didn’t have a relaxer at the time but the movement showed me the beauty in natural black hair. I started looking up youtube videos about natural hairstyles, products, and tutorials. Soon after, I knew almost everything to know about natural hair. I knew what type of hair I had and what were the best products to use.
This Ted Talk discusses the challenges African Americans who have naturally curly hair experience. It discusses how society tells people with curly hair that straight hair is prettier, and the effects on cultural identity of African American women today. Many women go to the hair salon to straighten their hair (which causes damage), or put weaves or wigs in. Today, African American women will straighten their hair, in order to achieve a professional look. Dreadlocks, Afrocentric/Pro-Black and urban hairstyles are look down upon.
African American hair is typically composed of tightly coiled curls. The predominant styles for women involve the straightening of the hair through the application of heat or chemical processes. These treatments form the base for the most commonly socially acceptable hairstyles in the United States. Alternatively, the predominant and most socially acceptable practice for men is to leave one 's hair natural. Often, as men age and begin to lose their hair, the hair is either closely cropped, or the head is shaved completely free of hair.
One of the main reasons I am interested in the field of cosmetology is because seeing the transformation of someone 's hair to fit what they like is heartwarming and knowing I am the one who helped them create a look they are most comfortable with is inspiring to me to want to do the best job I can. However, it’s not only about the transformation of someone’s hair but how that transformation can instill confidence and a sense of self-worth for a person. Having a client return time after time after I have met their expectations for either color, cut, or style will bring satisfaction not only to the customer, but to me as well.
Most women have some kind of struggle with their hair; but anyone who works in a black hair salon in Frisco, TX can tell you that black hair is different and that African-American women have a unique set of daily, hair-related struggles. Black hair is especially fragile and prone to injury and damage that can lead to hair loss; in fact, many African-American women site hair loss or hair thinning as their main hair concern. But there are steps that can be taken to minimize hair loss and to keep black hair looking beautiful:
Conclusion/My Personal Opinion With this comprehensive and independent review about the Women’s Rogaine, I believe we have been enlightened as regards the product’s benefits and odd(s), if any. In line with the details gathered so far, it should be an effective brand in treating hair loss in women. There are clinical back-ups and recommendations for this effect as it promotes to incorporate an FDA approved ingredient.
A Black Girl's Experience in Hispanic South Florida Many ethnic minorities sometimes face challenges concerning the norms of the majority group among which they reside. While these challenges vary, I faced a slightly differed challenge while growing up in predominantly Hispanic South Florida. In my locale, the standard of beauty is based on having long, flowing, straight hair, with a tan complexion. One might say that these features epitomize a southern European appearance.
The tightly coiled hair that black women used to wear until then was grown
Traction alopecia in Black women: Causes and Prevention Traction alopecia is a type of hair loss that results when hair is subjected to stress from being pulled too tightly. The constant pulling on the scalp results in the hair being dragged from the hair follicle. The follicle may sustain permanent damage in some instances and if this happens hair will never re-grow from it. If you’ve ever installed braids so tight your scalp is tender for days or pulled your ponytail so tight that your forehead looks like you had an injection of Botox then you were creating the exact conditions that can lead to traction alopecia. Causes of traction alopecia Traction alopecia is a problem for black women because the hair styles and styling practices that
Belittling is a term used to regard or portray something or someone as less impressive or not important. Colorism is the term used to define the rift between light skinned and dark skins and was caused by slave owners who would have sexual relations with slave women and create lightskin children. In return all lightskin women men and children would be given special treatment and were allowed to work in the house to preserve their skin tone. In the United States African American individuals are targeted for being black by others outside of their race. Not only are African American individuals being targeted for that but to push it further African American women are being mistreated by the black community for being a certain color skin tone.
This lead to synthetic dye to color cloth and hair. Nowadays hair color is designed to enhance your natural beauty, being less damaging to hair and move vividly color in a variety of shades. There can be found all over the market. Today hair coloring is very popular over 75% of women color their hair.