10.23.2009

Good Hair

Houston...Chris Rock's Good Hair is now playing in a theater near you! Every once in a while a flick like this comes along. Good Hair was praised and shunned before people even peeped the opening credits. My Oprah sources (Nik & Candy) reported that a few black ladies were wiggin’ out (tee hee) when Chris Rock was on the show. One sistah actually accused him of "giving our secrets away". Chile please, RELAX (pun intended). White women are still perplexed as to how a “perm” makes their hair curly and our hair straight...*leans in** I think our "secrets" are safe for now girls. Wait…breaking news…this just in…newsflash: white women do not care what we do with our hair and how we do it! Now some of our hair dos (and don’ts) may be fascinating to them at best, but they have their own hair woes. Heck, dwelling in Houston leaves us all vulnerable to the unavoidable – cotton candy hair! But I digress. I am more than eager to see this film! I hope it lives up to the hype! Hair is kind of a big deal to women. Hair (or lack there of) has caused a stir many times in our day (see Sinead O’Connor, Bo Derek’s cornrows in 10, Jennifer Aniston’s The Rachel, Demi Moore a la GI Jane, and Diana Ross as quick references). After I see the film, I will be weighing in on its social relevance and entertainment value.

Shout out to all my fellow sistah's rocking their natural, chemical free hair - Traci (my real sister), Tasha, Tiffany, Faith, Jennifer, Nikole, Candace, Miriam, Toya, Zsaquez, Talia, Yorusolem, Kera, etc.! Whether it's slippery when wet, curly, wavy, kinky, or nappy...flaunt it girls! I have been RELAXER FREE since August 2001. Eight years strong! And I love it! In the words of India.Arie, I am not my hair...but if I were...life would be good! ;)

4 comments:

Anonymous 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..

The current situation makes it hard to believe that Madame C.J. Walker once ran the whole thing.

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.

self-funded film, made from the heart.

Can it be taken back?

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

LaconicIcon said...

Good blog. Personally I believe that any healthy hair is good hair. Whether it's bone straight (naturally or with chemicals), blown out, fro'd out, or loc'd down. I do not like those holier than thou natural types who think anyone who relaxes their hair is the devil. Getting a relaxer is just as much as an option as not getting one. Doesn't matter how you rock it, take care of it.

Talia said...

great commentary---cant wait too read your review of the film.

Mocitypretty said...

LaConic...we already know you are a resident snob in most arenas. Suprisingly, you are pretty humble about your locks (aka those thingies on your head). They have come together quite nicely by the way. I too hate when girls with obviously natural hair get all grand about being natural - especially since most people don't know I am natural since I get my hair straightened most of the time.

Talia...girl, I can't wait to see it. I love Chris Rock (currently having a DVR romance with Everybody Hates Chris.)

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