I hope everyone had a fabulous green Christmas!
While on vacation I had the chance to see the Chris Rock documentary, “Good Hair.” Women of color take many risks to obtain an image of what society calls, “good hair.” One of the most dangerous things women do to their hair is relaxer. On the movie, it showed how even little girls are being subjected to this “hair torture.” A relaxer, or perm, smoothes out the hair with toxic chemicals, including sodium hydroxide. Sodium hydroxide penetrates and burns the hair. It can damage the scalp, even causing bald spots. The film showed how an aluminum can of soda disintegrates in sodium hydroxide. All this for smooth hair…..is it worth the risk? Women of color speak up: Would you let your daughter get this process done? What do you think? Do you perm…or have you gone natural? Comment on the blog…and be sure to check out the movie clip below.
Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!
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