Tresses of Choice

Check out this article on NYTimes.com. Big thanks to Ashley for the heads up!

"When it comes to straightening hair or letting it be natural, the choice still pushes deep emotional buttons for many African-American women. Others ask, why can't hair just be hair? Nine black women discuss their hairstyles and the attitudes surrounding their hair."

Listen, and weigh in!

Later Gators,
Nik

7 Weigh in!:
Tasha W said...

I loved that they profiled so many naturals, interesting that the 2 women who had weaves were also natural underneath...

MissZ87 said...

Very interesting feature. I notice how some of the women associated long, straight hair with being glamorous and beautiful. They described how they could pin it up and do different styles.

I think some black women don't realize you CAN do different styles with natural hair. But I like how the majority of the women embraced themselves how they are naturally.

Alicia said...

I love the older lady with the blond fro. That will be me in about 40 years, proudly rocking my natural hair!

karibbee said...

loved that little old lady. i've got my mum growing her hair out naturally too. it won't be quite the afro but she is getting tons of compliments on the curls from her church group. it is so nice for women to recapture their natural hair at whatever age.

Maria said...

Great article. Between the Tyra show with the "good and bad hair", Oprah showing her real hair, and Chris Rock coming out with his documentary seems like people are talking more and more about this in the media.

Namun said...

Love the article! The various ages in the women that were interviewed was genius.

Farah said...

love love LOVED thisssss!

I watched Funny People by Adam Sandler yesterday (wasn't really my cup of tea!) ... and they had this HOT natural-haired lady as one of his.."fans" I guess...she only had one scene...but she was breath-takingly hot....and had the awesomest hair ever....her name's Nydia McFadden...google her and see what I mean!!!!
sorry im stil in awe of her beauty hence my raving about her here...but yeah...this was a beautiful article!

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