This video shares a brief history about the evolution of the “care” and “control” of black hair from Africa to America! Our issues, with hair and what is considered “acceptable” or “beautiful” dates back to the times of slavery. Did you know slaves could be subjected to having their heads head shaved when they came to America? It was another way to de-humanize them and take away their identity. Slaves that were lighter skinned with what was considered “good” hair could be sold for more money.
If we fast word to today, black hair care is a multi-million dollar industry, of which, only 3% is owned by African Americans. Over time, hair has been used as a symbol both to de-humanize and empower. I know our BLACK MAIL followers cover the full spectrum from natural, transitioning, weaves, wigs, and everything in-between! Would love to hear your feedback! Check out the video link for more info.