Did Pure Hair Kill The Black Hair Salon
“Nobody walks around with nappy hair no more,” a Black gross sales clerk informs comic Chris Rock as he makes an attempt to peddle lace front curly weave bundles of kinky hair harvested in Detroit and Cleveland. The scene from Rock’s 2009 Good Hair documentary laughably exemplifies the oppressive notions surrounding black hair.
For most of latest historical past, “good hair” implied straight, silky hair that flowed like Beyonce’s mane within the wind (machine). Textured hair, however, earned the label “kinky,” which by definition means crammed with kinks — flaws or imperfections — as in kinks in a plan.