There is this myth that has taken over the black community and is now a legendary half truth: black hair is undesirable, hard to manage, and naturally ugly. For longer than you can imagine, this has been the struggle for African Americans. More than just the way you look, it is inbred as a form of oppression. To break these chains, please realize it is way deeper than your hair. It has to do with our image – it’s how we are seen by outside communities, how we view one another and how we view ourselves. Being mixed race, I have had the grace and opportunity to struggle, listen and learn. What works for my hair, and my struggle and issues as a multicultural person in a non-black environment and as a multicultural person in an all-black environment. It includes trying to tame my own hair and recommending products from both sides of the fence that actually work for everyone. Members of rolling out’s staff focus on natural hair, black hair styles and liberation of beauty.
To get the hair you truly want, it requires more than just buying a product and putting it in, being disappointed and then moving on. It’s about education. Every Sunday, we will post issues dedicated to the climb of urban hair. So, once you develop a strong relationship with your hair, you can maintain it. It is a lifestyle, not just a hair do. Let’s build our community back up by starting and keeping dialogue with ourselves, our hair upkeep, and each other.
Dedicated to the beautiful black women of rolling out,
Yvette, Jana, Miss Danielle and staff.
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