Black. Good hair? Indian in your family?

New Orleans, LA.

Black women are so obsessed with their hair that it can totally consume their life… “I can’t get in the pool ‘cuz I can’t get my hair wet”. “Girl, I can’t work out and sweat and mess up my hair”. “I can’t buy that. I gotta pay to get my hair done”.
Unfortunately SOME of us are so consumed with it matching society’s view of “nice hair”, i.e…long, soft to the touch, flowing, etc. I have been natural (no chemical relaxer to make it straight), relaxed, natural again and now relaxed again…and neither time did it CHANGE WHO I WAS ON THE INSIDE…but it changed how others chose to relate to me.


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