8 truths about natural hair no one understands
In recent years a new (yet old) hair trend has emerged in the black community — natural hair. For decades, black women and some black men have used harsh chemicals to straighten their hair. But for one reason or another, many — two-thirds of black women according to some estimates, including myself — are choosing to stray from the chemicals.
Wearing natural hair isn't easy or cheap. And many natural hair women face discrimination and emotional strife. But the chief issue in the natural hair movement is that so few people understand anything about natural hair. Seriously, I spend a weird amount of time explaining to people I don't take my dreadlocks out every night!
So if you've ever wondered about natural hair, here are a few things you probably didn't know.