Take a count, look around you and notice my observation. How many Black women in the Western world do you see with their hair out in today`s society?
There are different reasons to why black women choose not to wear their natural hair out. Their excuses stretch to infinity!! But the real reason why Black women do not wear their hair out could simply be that they really don’t know how to maintain it.
The truth is that Afro hair texture requires a lot of time, patience and maintenance. Black people hairs is naturally dry and prone to breakage therefore it needs moisturizing in order maintain the length. For example this account to why some parents would rather have their children’s hair relaxed at a young age rather than dedicate time to taking care of the natural hair.
The faster way of dealing with Afro hair that makes it manageable to deal with is by braiding it, treating it with chemicals or weaving. Doing these may make your hair easier to manage but if it is done wrongly or excessively it can cause more damage to the hair roots which can cause hair loss, scalp burn etc.
Understanding Afro hair means you know what to do with it, apply right products to the hair, maintain it and exercise patience if you want the hair to grow to its full potential.
Enjoy the clips below that highlight all the excuses as to why women choose not to have natural hair. Anyone with afro textured hair can relate to what they are saying.
What do you think of your Afro hair? How often do you wear it out in the open?
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