Hair professionals and patrons alike are at risk when it comes to the beauty salon.
In an unregulated industry where workers in particular are consistently being exposed to known carcinogens and other harmful ingredients with devastating outcomes, Black Women for Wellness and the Healthy Hair Initiative Project, plan to change that through awareness and empowerment.
Did I really just hear someone utter those words? Am I really even surprised?
“Everyone ain’t supposed to be natural” I heard this acquaintance of mine say as a woman in all her nappy glory walked by.
“What do you mean, I said?”
“Well some people just look better with straight hair” was her reply.
If you’re having second thoughts about going natural, the Atlanta Black Star online lists 6 benefits to consider:
Many African-American women are only just getting to know the hair they were born with as they have always had relaxed hair.
Misinformation and misconceptions surrounding natural black hair often cause black women to decide to go natural for the wrong reasons or with the wrong expectations.
I had in mind to write an article on “The Do’s and Don’ts of Going Natural . Being the Natural Hair newsie that I am, I was scouring the internet to see what was out there on the subject, when I came across this article.