Back in the 1970′s, it was unheard of for black women to harm their little girls early hair growth with weaves and hair extensions. Back in those days, mothers in the black community were so proud of their little girls kinky hair, they brushed and greased it. If you are old enough to remember, it was water and grease that made our hair looked so naturally pretty. Then only on holidays like Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, our mothers and other black women in the community would use a hot comb to straighten our hair. Then in the 1980′s as black families ceased the black community and began moving into suburban neighborhoods the began to mingle with white families and many of them became ashamed of their naturally kinky hair. We no longer saw Afros as a symbol of our heritage, but instead, in the minds of many African Americans it became a disgrace and a sign of militant behavior to wear them. So many mothers themselves began chemically processing their own hair also paid beauticians to perm their…Read full article, here.
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