Can A White Girl Be A part Of The Natural Hair Movement? – Curly Nikki Post Controversy

Curly Nikki controversy

We cannot even sit here with straight faces and pretend like we have not noticed the controversial topic of discussion this week. To get you up to speed, basically Sarah of Curls & Blossoms shared her curly hair story with Curly Nikki. Sarah is a white woman. Since then both she and Curly Nikki have received a ton of  backlash for sharing that particular natural hair journey and the opinions are rolling in like an uncontrolled wildfire.

The team here on BHI have been talking about it as well, we have all seen the comments and we have tried to rationalized why black women feel so strongly as to why we cannot see the “curly hair struggle” as a united struggle beyond race and beyond texture.

I will share the same two comments Sarah shared on her blog here:

“Why do we need to make spaces for people who already have representation? Always so willing to accommodate and yet always being less accommodated. Making spaces for white women in the limited spaces made for women of colour isn’t going to change anything.”

“Still shaking my head at the black women on here defending this mess. Y’all are absolutely pathetic. I don’t want to hear any of you complaining when white women take over Essence and they change “Black Girls Rock” to “All Girls Rock”. We basically have nothing for ourselves, so we carve out a little space of our own in the beauty world and sellouts are ready and willing to hand this precious space over to white women. It’s amazing. And sad.”

Then there is this comment:

“You are free to call your hair whatever you want, but seeking inclusion in a space that was created to allow black women the opportunity to buck conventional ideals of western beauty standards, learn to accept and embrace themselves despite the images that we see in the media, and gain an understanding for our hair despite having few external examples to learn from, is the real issue. You cannot ignore the politics that exist surrounding black hair. Black children are being sent home from school for wearing their hair in afros.

Black men have to wear their hair shaved low otherwise it’s deemed unprofessional, and black women are told that the way that our hair grows out of our scalps is inappropriate for professional settings. These are real challenges that we uniquely face and the natural hair movement was created in part to begin to dismantle them. So please, call your hair whatever you wish, but quit seeking inclusion in a space that was created to challenge the very privilege that you apparently don’t even realize that you enjoy.”

Sarah’s responded on her blog…

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  1. Shannon SoUnique
    Shannon SoUnique

    Y not they put chemicals in their hair too..*disclaimer* just responding to the question i did not read the article lol

  2. Jaelyn Proctor
    Jaelyn Proctor

    Anyone can be part of the natural hair movement. One thing that society needs to stop doing is assuming that only black women get perms and weaves.

    1. Blessedfrom Above
      Blessedfrom Above

      When a white person get a perm their hair gets curly our become straight…so its a little different…an example: I cant get advice from someone who dont know what labor pains fees like only someone who has been there and understand what i am talking about…this is what we have in common…

    2. Melanie Rucker
      Melanie Rucker

      Lets get the proper terminology and maybe this will help many out. women of color use Relaxers to relax the curls. Other use Perms to create semi-permanent curls with rods. Either way its totally different, we have different ways of keeping up maintenance, just no reason why there needs to be an issue. When we start walking around not putting oil and grease in our hair, then we gonna have a major problem. We use some of the same stuff, does it make sense, no it doesn’t. The hair textures that most weave made of do not come from our own hair types, but we all wear weaves though

    1. locdgoddess

      Because race always has and always will matter . . . no matter what. If white women want to create a space to talk about their struggles with their hair, then they can create it. Why the need to infiltrate the spaces that are geared to black women? They have the capital and connections to make just about anything happen that they want to see happen. Lily White (Sarah) already has a blog, so she’s already set . . . just talk about her struggles there. She already admitted to being a troll and her mission was to stir up controversy. In short, no, I do not want to see whites on black hair blogs. Bloggers/Vloggers who include them will lose me as a visitor/subscriber.

    2. Kimberly Devine-Brink
      Kimberly Devine-Brink

      Because it is not about hair… It’s about an entire race of women being told they are not pretty, because they don’t look like a different race. It’s about those women owning their unique beauty, recognizing it, celebrating it. Women of other races should celebrate with them, not dilute the message.

    1. Lily Ice

      I doubt it’s naturally curly, if you’re truly Caucasian you don’t have a wave pattern. Just like Asians only have bone-straight hair unless they’re mixed. So unless she’s mixed/Hispanic her hair isn’t naturally curly and she shouldn’t be on blog about woman with actual curl patterns and actually struggles.

      1. Nicole

        That’s not necessarily true. Not all Caucasians have bone-straight hair, and the same groupings and stereotyping falls for every race. I know many “truly Caucasian” Caucasians that have kinkier hair than mine. So, do I feel that they could know some of the natural haired black woman’s struggle, yes, they can.

      2. Doreen

        It depends on what you mean Caucasians since my best friend at School was Greek and she had the most beautifu natural curly hair who only wanted straight hair.

  3. IlikeDonald Trumps
    IlikeDonald Trumps'Combover

    I didn’t read the article but I’m starting too notice white girls trying to get in/do more of whatever black women are doing. Shits annoying.
    And to me the african american natural hair movement is more than just styles and what product to use. It’s about teaching black girls/women how to LOVE THEIR HAIR in a society that tells them naps are dirty and uncooth. Becky doesn’t have that issue, Becky needs to get her ass another hobby. >.>

    1. IlikeDonald Trumps
      IlikeDonald Trumps'Combover

      If it wasn’t for the natural hair movement. I’d still be sitting around with a head full of expensive weave and DAMAGED hair. Dreading wearing my natural hair in between getting a new weave. I wouldn’t walk out the house without weave or a wig. I’m not downing anyone who wears weaves/wigs, my problem was I loved that stuff more than my own hair! Since I’ve stumbled upon this page and various others, I love my hair and haven’t had in weave in it for MONTHS. THAT is what the black hair movement is about in my opinion.

    2. Hannah Okorafor
      Hannah Okorafor

      It wasn’t an African American woman movement! But a worldwide people of AFRICAN DESCENT MOVEMENT! :DD
      Other than that I’m 110% with you on this!
      And this is coming from someone who’s always been natural! 🙂

    3. Miriam Correa
      Miriam Correa

      People acting like they never relaxed their hair or at one point thought their hair in its natural state was nappy. Give me a damn break already. When I grew up , natural hair was taboo. White people have curly hair too. They struggle too. That’s the problem with black people and they will never see a change. So damn ignorant. No sense of pride just pure haters.

      1. loulou

        I’ve never relaxed my hair never will I.

      2. Kess Hemingway

        Dear Miriam,Thank you for a reasonable and human outlook here.I am a caucasian woman age 57.I was so pleased to find this site after searching for information about the coil curl hairstyle and following this womans image here.I had a spiral coil perm years ago and Inever felt more lovely nor had ever gotten more compliments than I did with the hairstyle.I always felt it was more of a copy of the old silent film actress’ -Mary Pickford’s- than anyone or any other specific affiliation or identiifier as being exclusive from an ethnological point.I admired so many gorgeous sisters of color who I did happen to see with long ringlet coils and never imagined that we as women above all,would or could ever fault another woman for admiring and adopting any beauty image that makes one feel beautiful and that is perfectly flattering that woman in a positive way.All I can say is that we women are the strong mothers,daily problem solvers,support systems and examples for our childten.We deserve to feel like a movie star and get a head turn as we walk down the street ..because as women that is a part of what we are.Lets not trifle over petty issues like existed on my childhood that focus on alienation and discourse over things such as which races should have the only cultural right to sport certain hairstyles.Personally I’m 100% for anyone who adopts a certain style,image or look that boosts their personal self,that gives them that extra boost to forge forwatd in their lives in a happier and more elevated mindset.I pray every day for the time to come when we as human beings can all finally get to a place of taking each other for the people we are(or not)..Because of ancient useless lingering evils that continue to this day,but we can chip at it ,with respect and love.I do feel that any woman,this actress or myself harbor any intentional motives to consciously disrespect or encroach upon black american culture or identity by wearing hair a certain way.In my search today I am blown away at all the drop dead gorgeous images of women who have this style- regardless of skin tone.We have enpugh as women to deal with,I wpuld never begrudge any female the right to feel and look like a queen..if every woman in my town copied a look I had.We have better times and things that warrant greater attention to our personal lives as women ,and we are better than allowing ugliness and being hateful to each other to continue to enter our lives.But then we live in the real world,and must be mature and try to stand up to wrongs as we can against each other.I wanted the style again maybe,thus my search,and I may go forward.But doing so,it will be as a compliment and honor to all black women from that day on,and not meant as a theft of the race but as a show of how beautiful a womam can be and feel.

    4. IlikeDonald Trumps
      IlikeDonald Trumps'Combover

      Huh? White people’s curly hair isn’t any where near like black people’s hair. Even when their hair is curly they aren’t getting ridiculed and harassed for it. No one tells them their needs to be combed. What REAL struggle do they have? Having to take what an extra x amount of time to comb it? lol Yeah the struggle is so real.

      1. lokkin

        Not necessarily true. Used to work with a White Jewish girl(are they really white?) that texture-wise was my hair twin(I do not have “good” hair). White girls hair can get pretty kinky also. Also met another one whose hair was waayyy nappier than mine, even took this chick to get her hair relaxed for the first time back when I was still a creamy crack addict.. Though based on this lady’s picture I do not consider her a naptural chick( which definately a “Curly” girl and there are definately some cross pollination as far as hair health and products but her hair is not what I would call kinky… but there are definitely white girls out there with some kinky hair that need help and advice and have been ostracized about it.

    5. Mitzi Juliassaint
      Mitzi Juliassaint

      My daughter’s nickname is also Becky and she’s a 10 yr old natural black girl so can she be part of the movement?
      Anyways I guess we can include other people of another colour as long as we keep control of the white people will tell us what to do etc..

    6. kellistarr

      I don’t see anything wrong with white women asking black women for hair advice. That’s a plus for us. If I give “Becky” some information, that doesn’t take away from me and what I’ve achieved by accepting my natural hair texture. I don’t see what the problem is with people of different races sharing their story. I don’t look at it as a “takeover.” When I pick up Ebony and Essence magazine, which I rarely do anymore, it’s not because it’s FOR blacks, it’s because I’m going to see some black people in it. I like what I see and what I read in those other mags, (Vogue) but I would like to see a few more folks who look like me in them. We still have a long way to go, us women and our black hair because like someone mentioned, we don’t have no problem paying gazillions of dollars to purchase hair that is not afro hair. Even natural heads will run out in a minute and get some hair far silkier and straighter than “Sarah’s” thick and curly hair for their protective style. If this is a movement then we need to stand for it 100% not just when it suits us.

  4. Tany de Palm
    Tany de Palm

    Why not. They can stay and or be their own self too. For me is being natural, (trying) to find and be myself.

  5. Ni-Ni Henderson
    Ni-Ni Henderson

    I know plenty of white people who have the same kind of ‘nappy’ hair some black people grow, so why not?

    1. Hannah Okorafor
      Hannah Okorafor

      That’s a lie! Curly hair is different from African hair. Where are the images mocking white women with curly hair and calling it “nappy” (derogative term).

      When had it been a problem for them to wear “natural hair”. It was more of a fashionable thing to wear straight hair for them. #Facts

      Let them be “natural” whatever that means to them, but on their own turf!


      1. lokkin

        No it’s not ..Not necessarily true. Used to work with a White Jewish girl(are they really white?) that texture-wise was my hair twin(I do not have “good” hair). White girls hair can get pretty kinky also. Also met another one whose hair was waayyy nappier than mine, even took this chick to get her hair relaxed for the first time back when I was still a creamy crack addict.. Though based on this lady’s picture I do not consider her a naptural chick( while definately a “Curly” girl and there are definitely some cross pollination as far as hair health and products but her hair is not what I would call Kinky… but there are definitely white girls out there with some kinky hair that need help and advice and have been ostracized about it.

        1. Ms. Vee

          Jewish/White people already own most if not all of the major media outlets. If representing white/Jewish hair was so important than they all the tools and resources to do just that. They need to stay out of the little black space we have and leave us alone.

  6. Latisha Cuban Pete Heiwajima
    Latisha Cuban Pete Heiwajima

    Stop fuckin puffin race in everything
    Stop seeing color
    They would just follow their own regimen
    The shit they use we wouldn’t use

    Plain and simple
    All aboard the grow your own shit team

  7. Nikki Boodram
    Nikki Boodram

    Yes! Natural hair is natural hair. Any man or woman of any race that has natural hair should be.

  8. Coralicious Buckhana
    Coralicious Buckhana

    Last time I checked black people wasn’t the only ones getting perms and shit so if she wanna be natural too then what’s the problem…just bcuz her hair texture is different it doesn’t mean she can’t be a part of the natural movement. This isn’t a racial issue it’s just hair…

  9. Helen Folk
    Helen Folk

    I think it’s more of a culture than a race thing. Curly is curly. I’ve seen white girls with super kinky curly hair. And rock it. How they style and take care of it really depends on what they are taught, who they are around. If it works for them to use a “black product” why does it matter?

    1. IlikeDonald Trumps
      IlikeDonald Trumps'Combover

      It’s not so much the product or the styles but about what the black natural hair movement stands for. It’s teaching black women/kids how to love their hair in a society that says they shouldn’t! White women don’t need that, society says every other race of women should look like them.

    2. Ciani Nicole Johnson
      Ciani Nicole Johnson

      There is no such thing as a white women who is not mixed with kinky hair. Please send her picture. Your comment is one of the reasons white women can’t go natural. Because for you it’s just about showing the world your curls. What a small issue of no consequence! Don’t you think?

    3. Natasha Allen
      Natasha Allen

      Whoa let’s get one thing clear a white woman is also considered natural if her hair is not chemically altered. There are plenty of white women that are not bi/multi racial that have curly hair (I.e. Italians, Greeks, etc.) So to say that there is no such thing, and that they can’t “go natural” is extremely ignorant. Please understand what the word “natural” means when used in reference to hair. Natural hair is not just a black thing (even though the BLACK natural movement is)

    4. lilly Moore

      It matters because the issue of hair especially for people of African descent has been under attack since time and still is. Being natural with your hair comes with many issues for Blacks around the world. This issue is not just about hair styles and hair products. It is of a social/moral issue. Black people all around the world are dictated too about their hair! You re

    1. Chanté Robyn Ross
      Chanté Robyn Ross

      THANK YOU. The people seeing hell yes clearly or not seeing the repercussions that this may soon have. I can see another bout of misrepresentation of “natural hair” in the media coming from this. But then again, i always look over and above.

    2. MsLatoya Alwayssosweet Anderson
      MsLatoya Alwayssosweet Anderson

      I wrote the same thing on another girls post., those ones saying yes got to be kidding me.. This is our movement appreciating ourselves and our history to have them white folks come and take our shit again.. That’s why I say “hell no!!! Lol

    3. Jayme McCarter
      Jayme McCarter

      I see where people are coming from saying that it’s ok for all races and I agree to that on one level. On another I believe this movement is very important for women of african decent like us. It’s helping to love who we are the way we are. As a race we have been beat down so much it’s time to rise and be the people we were made to be.

    4. Tiffany Christian
      Tiffany Christian

      Ignorant. “them”?? bet if a person from another ethnicity said “them” in generalizing black people she would be all kinds of racist! Get over yourself and realize it is not just black people who are discriminated against based on their hair. It’s a sad cycle and you all in this comment are repeating the walls of ethnic barrriers. smh

    5. Dana ItGirl Jeanmarie
      Dana ItGirl Jeanmarie

      @Tiffany Christian And I suppose people who look like you have nothing to do with those “ethnic barriers” you speak of? Maybe you should take all of that preaching to your over privileged brothers and sisters and see what they say. Don’t pretend as if white women with curly hair have the same plight as black women with any hair type! Knock it off!!!

  10. Markisha Tingle
    Markisha Tingle

    Yeah in the own group I mean do they perm their hair as much as black women idk I dont think the struggle is as hard for them

  11. Latrina Bunch
    Latrina Bunch

    Absolutely… Being natural is not a classification. It is about accepting who God made you to be and how he designed you to look.

    1. Jennifer Derima
      Jennifer Derima

      A white woman’s hair has NEVER been called any ofthose things because they’re the standard of beauty.

    2. Jennifer Derima
      Jennifer Derima

      The closer to white a woman of any other race looks, the more beautiful she is considered, by everyone, even our own black people.

    3. Jennifer West

      The founder of, a curly white woman says that she was asked to straighten her hair when she was an on-air news reporter because her boss said it looked more professional.

    4. Claire

      I completely understand how easy it is to get swept up into the notion of it’s a “black” movement/it’s a “black” thing. I am a black female and was raised by a black family that never hesitated to bring up racism or discrimination. However, we (black people – well, people in general) must be very careful of allowing ourselves to overestimate our experiences and in result, claiming them to be factual. To every idea that someone claims to be universal, someone else will have an exception.

      For example, Jennifer Derima believes no white person has ever had their hair called ugly, unprofessional or militant – which she may see as true because she has never seen otherwise. However, people quickly responded with exceptions. I even have one on my own:

      Being on a dance team, we were expected to show up to all performances looking nothing less than top-notch (this included nails, make-up, hair, etc) with our hair preferably curled. Some of y’all may not believe this, but I had two white captains and one black captain. There was a black girl on the team with curly hair and a white girl with curly hair. Guess who the WHITE captains agreed had to change her hair? The WHITE girl with curly hair. They loved the black girl’s hair – and so did I. The white girl had to immediately change her’s – and I only ended up feeling bad because the tormenting of her “inappropriate” hair resulted in her crying and damaging her hair by the end of season due to excessive heat. I helped her with her hair once and told her that she basically had the same texture as a black person and when I had finished, her face was lit up. She said all her life no one knew what to do with her hair, not even her mom. Honestly, it was because she did not have anyone around her that knew how to take care of her texture, but assumed that since she is white, that her hair should be treated like the typical white person’s hair.

      I understand that it gets frustrating to belong to a group that you feel completely understands you, which is why I personally think the black natural hair movement is getting more and more members everyday, only to see someone show up that can be a potential threat to your feeling of “belonging” . But we fight and fight sooo much for sooo long to be equal, to be accepted, to be appreciated as what and who we are born to be….is it really right for us to turn around and dismiss, neglect, and/or scowl someone for ultimately being….”different” (and by different, we are strictly talking about race, because her hair does fall somewhere on that same hair type chart that almost all of us have seen)?

      Sorry for the long post….and I don’t mean to offend anyone by any means….because I truly do understand both sides – sometimes right and wrong isn’t black and white.

      1. Lily Ice

        Please specify because i know most A.A have the tendency to say white people and they’re latino or some other mix. was she truly with the european white?

        1. Claire

          She definitely is not Latino. If I were to trace her ancestry would I find another race in there somewhere? Well yes, probably – just as if I were to trace the ancestry of most African Americans, I would most likely find another race somewhere in there too. However, she is predominately white – pale skin, blond hair and all. So by those standards, some of the women that have commented would not accept her into this “movement”. I know for a fact that I dont have %100 African blood running through me, but I am considered black. Am I not accepted into this movement now either?

    5. Kimberly Devine-Brink
      Kimberly Devine-Brink

      Having hair that I have only just, at 39yo, figured out to somehow keep from shooting straight out from my head. I have definitely been seen as lower class, uneducated, ungroomed and unprofessional because of my hair. I’ve been brought into meetings with supervisors where they are discussing the condition of my hair. That being said, these are not things with which I identify. If a person is being attacked for being exactly what they are, this is an entirely separate distinction. If a woman is being attacked for representing her race, she cannot separate herself from that shame without removing the shame entirely, because it should not exist… That is my understanding of the natural hair movement. I’ve taken rather a crash course on the movement over the last week, and I have no problem with recognizing this issue, supporting the people it affects and acknowledging that I am not one of those people. As a curly haired individual, I know that my issues are entirely separate from the point of the natural hair movement. To other curly-haired white women, I would say… The natural hair movement is about black women celebrating the honor, beauty and history of being a black woman. It’s about jettisoning the shame that American society has placed on uniquely black features and recognizing, even among black people, the unique beauty of black women. This movement has nothing to do with white women. As white women with curly hair, we should be able to recognize the similarities and striking differences in our experiences, and we should support the movement.

    6. Kimberly Devine-Brink
      Kimberly Devine-Brink

      You’re welcome, Jennifer. It’s so easy to be oblivious. There will always be people who wallow in hate or see mocking as wit, but I think most people are just unaware of how invasive the issues of race still are. I’m very grateful for the many women who have commented on this issue and for what they have taught me.

  12. Ciani Nicole Johnson
    Ciani Nicole Johnson

    The natural hair movement is exclusive to Black women for me. I embarked on the journey once I realized there was nothing innately wrong with the texture of my hair. No matter what issues a white woman may have with her hair she can never and will never be able to relate it to or understand how hair could be used as a tool to label someone inferior. This idea that we have to ignore race so we can all get along is an issue in and of itself. It leads people to think racism is over and white superiority no longer exist. The ruling class doesn’t need a voice. They r the VOICE.

    1. Anjanette Anthony
      Anjanette Anthony

      I truly disagree because I have family members who are mixed and Mexican and they have the same issues! Hair issues are hair issues! The solution is for each of us to individually LOVE THE HAIR WE GROW…bottom line!!!

      1. Lily Ice

        Exactly mixed, Mexican etc. but not white. That chick ^ is white, pure white with curls that don’t seem authentic.

    2. Ciani Nicole Johnson
      Ciani Nicole Johnson

      Yes an overall issue for all women maybe for Western culture to be less superficial and allow us the space to love ourselves in our totality. However your Mexican cousins weren’t forced to perm and straighten their hair to get out of the field and into the house. Your cousins who are mixed automatically qualify because a common pattern in our society is to deem any person half black all black, oppose to just letting them identify as mixed. As a Black woman don’t be so quick to give up a movement we created to empower ourselves to the masses because these movements are few and far in between.

  13. Sapphira Hayward
    Sapphira Hayward

    Have you ever seen a white person with 4c hair? It’s more to it than just chemicals. The majority of white people usually get perms to have curls. The struggle of being natural is different between white and black folks

    1. Jen

      So I guess only 4C naturals can be part of the natural hair movement. How about 3A?

      1. lilly Moore

        What a dumb remark! Educate yourself because the natural movement is about social/cultural/moral issues not just hair styles/products!

        1. Eileen E

          I am just laughing – it takes a White woman to focus our attention on what we are really about in the ‘natural hair community’ and so now we really have some discussion taking place about who we are and what we are about!!! Wow ! According to Bob Marley- emancipate yourselves from mental slavery -none but ourselves can free our minds!! The natural hair movement is a by-product of freedom from mental slavery. Freedom from low self esteem (about who we are and how our hair has been categorised)- we can FLAUNT our natural hair(its a coming out haha). So therefore a white women is a fly on the wall in this conversation- it is about US(personal and community)! So do we get ‘it’ yet? What more will it take- this is a process and a journey. When we are no longer bothered if white women join the journey – that could be the sign that our mental slavery is being erased and replaced by PRIDE and OWNERSHIP – huh – think on these things

  14. Ebz YaDig
    Ebz YaDig

    Yes I’d believe so because they perm and straighten just as much as us Ppl that think not really should reconsider wat being natural is just cuz we have kinks and they don’t don’t mean they can’t be natural

  15. Sylvia Inez King Blau
    Sylvia Inez King Blau

    Some whites have kinky hair. There is a Russian group who are known for very light colored nappy hair. In fact the winter games were played on their land. If I find photo will post. White skinned people can have black in them. Many Jewish have kinky hair etc.

    1. lilly Moore

      The girl needs a freakin hobby! She has no real understanding of the true impact people of African descent world wide face with their natural hair issues.

  16. Azure Nefertari
    Azure Nefertari

    Natural does not just mean mean curly or afro. Natural is whatever your hair is like as it grows out of your head. If your hair is naturally straight, it is still NATURAL.

    People are so ignorant. I welcome white ppl, they are natural like everyone else.

    1. Lily Ice

      it’s nice that you do. She can be natural on her blog/page. It makes no since for her to come to an A.A page and talk of her struggles and give advice. It’d be irrelevant for everyone who comes to those pages to gain knowledge and confidence etc. Let All who choose to be or want to be natural, be. Just understand it’s under totally different circumstances and they’re totally different issues.

  17. Dana ItGirl Jeanmarie
    Dana ItGirl Jeanmarie

    Since when has hair been a social struggle for white women? They surely didn’t forget about that privileged white skin did they? Some of you bw are so obtuse. Ww will see something going good, slide in there and then pretend as if they pioneered the movement. Wake up!

  18. Tiffany Dabeauty Walker
    Tiffany Dabeauty Walker

    When their children get kicked out of school for having “natural” hair that is not “tamed, to big, unruly,” or you get told that you may loose your job because your hair is unprofessional or unkempt then they can be become apart of the natural hair movement. Other than that there hair is just curly period! and if you all didn’t read about this article you should she basically said her natural hair journey went from wearing a BUN to getting the courage to wear it down. That’s not part of this movement.

    1. lilly Moore

      Well Stated! After reading a majority of these comments I don’t think most AA/black women have a clue just what the natural movement is about. Many seem to think it is about hair styles, individuals hair journeys, hair textures, curls, waves, weaves. wigs and hair products. What a SHAME!

    2. Kimberly Devine-Brink
      Kimberly Devine-Brink

      Tiffany… I have been told many times that my hair is unprofessional or messy, and I have had my job threatened. I have been seen as unkempt, uneducated and low class. The precious distinction that I see is that a white individual may have difficulty, and those difficulties may make her feel unattractive, but this is so small when you are looking at an entire race of women made to feel unattractive. I have only just started to learn about the natural hair movement, because of the uproar of this article. The natural hair movement platform is about recognizing the unique beauty and honor of black women. It’s not just about hair. It’s about skin shade, nose width… all these beautiful features that are uniquely black, that have been shamed and subjugated by an ignorant and frightened society. White women belong only as supporters… We, as white women, should celebrate the natural hair movement as it raises the recognition an entire race of women has for their collective beauty. We are supporters, not participants.

  19. Asha Lewis
    Asha Lewis

    Rock, blues, soul, RAP. The AFRO just take it all why don’t you.. Dang gotta have it all. They can exclude blacks from everything from radio to genre to their magazines. But NOOOO we must include them in everything BET, Jet, Centric. We can’t have nothing!

  20. Azure Nefertari
    Azure Nefertari

    So many hateful, jealous black women smh. They don’t even realize that this post is bringing out their insecurities and ignorance. Smh.

    1. Camélia Ganga
      Camélia Ganga

      It’s not about being jalous no no no. You need to understand that the natural hair journey is so much more than stopping perms and stuff. It’s really about accepting the texture of your hair in a society that tells you it’s unprofessional, too big, too wild etc. And from this point a white girl would not fit the movment just because she’d never be excluded from school or refused a job just because of the texture of her hair. That’s a fact! Now you can disagree on that but know that it’s really not about jealousy.

    2. Azure Nefertari
      Azure Nefertari

      There are white women with naturally curly hair who have gone through the same shit, so what’s your point? I know plenty who have said they used to straighten their hair all the time, because they were told their hair was unacceptable. Are people THAT ignorant?? SMH.

    3. Joyvaundra Bester
      Joyvaundra Bester

      Camelia Ganga, agreed, but some of these women have bi racial children with natural hair so they as well need tips on how to tame & maintain especially since there are no white groups helping them cater to black hair! C’mon it’s more than just black women who have to deal with Natural hair!

  21. Courtney Renae
    Courtney Renae

    Natural hair mean that our race is going back to our roots to be NATURAL. Many blacks have struggled with accepting their natural state of hair and go to the weaves, perms, so much dye, and so much other products to look like something they we are naturally not. This is about rebuilding who we are. Other races can help blacks embrace our movement by promoting more natural products and posting more pics of more natural black women.

  22. Xandra Love
    Xandra Love

    Yes y not having natural hair should have no color attached! White ppl have hair problems too!

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