9.02.2009

"Good Hair" and my new Transition...

I've made the decision...that I'm really going to go natural. I've gone back and forth for a while now about it but I think I'm really going to do it now. I'm definitely more inclined now that I'm wearing extensions again because I won't have to have my hair exposed while I go through the transition. 

I don't want to be addicted to the "creamy crack" as they now call chemical relaxers. I don't have "bad hair" and I know my hair would be much better off without a relaxer, but the transition is often difficult after getting relaxers for so many years. 

I've never been one to get relaxers more than 3 times a year, so why not just not get them at all? I take very good care of my hair, and with my wonderful stylist by my side I know I can do this. Because I'm not going to lie...I'm really going to need some support. 

I can't wait for Chris Rock's movie "Good Hair" to come out in October where he talks about the subject of African American women and all the stigmas and stereotypes surrounded by our hair. This should be very interesting. I love how he's added some humor into the situation but its a serious subject nonetheless. 


3 comments:

Zack Isaacs said...

This was a very creative post! I liked it. And you should be proud of yourself no matter what your hair looks like. (As long as its combed)
LOL!

I'm glad I found this blog because you appear to be rather intelligent.

Aron Ranen said...

Please take a moment to check out my documentary film BLACK HAIR

It is free at youtube. 6 parts including an update from London, England.

It explores the Korean Take-over of the Black Beauty Supply and Hair biz..

It is amazing to think that once Madame C.J. Walker ran this biz.

I am not a hater, I am a motivator.

Plus I am a White guy who stumbled upon this, and felt it was so wrong I had to make a film about it.

Can it be taken back?

Link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p96aaTSdrAE

Olivia Cole said...

Zack- Thank you for taking interest in my blog. And yes my hair is always combed lol.

Aron- I will definitely have to check out the video!