Mixing It Up

A closer look at cultural diversity

Going from straight to kinky

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Many African-American women have been ditching their chemical hair straightening treatments.

I ditched my hair relaxer 10 years ago because the chemicals were very harsh on my hair and caused breakage. Other women have ditched their hair straightening treatments for similar reasons. Many also want to embrace the natural state of their hair…kind of like an “I was born this way,” state of mind.

I came across this New York Times video that shows a filmmaker going through the transition from having straight hair to “kinky” hair, which can be a very emotional and challenging time for women who are re-learning how to do their hair.

Enjoy!

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3 Responses

  1. Tina Sparkle says:

    Wow, right outta “School Daze”!! Straight and Nappy, y’all.

  2. Kevin H says:

    It’s great when people are happy in their skin, or hair.

  3. Di Versity says:

    Going from straight to kinky …Got me all excited for a minute Stacy.