While black hair might seem like fun to outsiders, given the plethora of styling options at a woman’s disposal, beneath each style there is a deeply personal hair story and a lot of scalp damage that for some is irreversible. When you consider the history of black hair, its complexity becomes clear.
Historically, narrow European-centric beauty standards have deemed black women’s natural features as unattractive and unprofessional, especially their textured, curly to kinky hair.
Black women with their backs to the viewer, giving a full view of her hair. Simpson’s work, such a Stereo Styles, simply featured Black women and their hair. She has drawn the viewer in to examine the styles and textures. Similarly, some of my work was just about the hair and the wearer was secondary.Hair. It’s important to most women, but for Mash-Ups, hair, and the cultural rules around it, can represent everything that is challenging about straddling two cultures and the competing beauty standards that come with them. For Black women in particular, a hairstyle can often be viewed less as an aesthetic choice than as a political one, and we have many questions.Black women and white men and women in the work place. Like with the research on black women compared to black men, statistics carried out in 2005 showed that white women earned 15 percent more than what black women earned for the same job. This was narrowed down to 85 cents for black women for every 1 dollar earned by white women.
Many black women and men who wear weaves and relax their hair will explain their choice by either saying that their natural hair is “unmanageable” or that natural hair is “dirty”. This is one of.Read More
Why Black Women Should Embrace Their Natural Hair. We black women equate our hair with pain and discomfort; long hours at the salon, the tugging at our scalp while the hair is being braided or.Read More
When the major hair care companies realized that natural hair for African American women was here to stay they wanted a piece of the action and jumped into the natural hair care market. With more money and larger advertising departments, the larger companies were able to hire advertising firms to produce top notch commercials and print ads to for the market.Read More
Two of the historic pioneers of the Black hair care industry are Madame (10) C.J. Walker and Anna Turbo Malone 6,(2,3,10), who created their hair straightening line in the late 1800’s and launched their company in the early 1900’s. Malone and Walker created lines that were specific to the hair needs of Black women.Read More
The Politics of Black Women’s Hair Vanessa King and Dieynaba Niabaly Minnesota State University, Mankato. This paper was prepared for Gender and Women’s Studies 330, taught by Dr. Shannon Miller. 1 King and Niabaly: The Politics of Black Womens' Hair.Read More
Black Women and the Appropriate Hairstyles in America Abstract. This paper summarizes black women and how they should dress in corporate organizations. Black women are seen as casualties of culture because of the way they dress in the society. The natural hairdos of African American women are seen to be criticized by the rest of the society.Read More
What are the most common causes of hair loss for Black women? The idea that thinning hair is a guy problem is simply wrong. Forty percent of people who experience temporary or long term hair loss are women. Some have hair that is thinning all over, while others see the center part gradually widen.Read More
In recent years, many Black women have fully embraced the texture of their God-given kinks and curls — and the multi-step regimens that come along with caring for natural hair.Read More
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A study by the Perception Institute in 2017 found that one in five black women feel social pressure to straighten their hair for work and are much more likely than white women to feel anxiety over.Read More