When you first start your hair journey there are almost always skeptics and naysayers. The misconception that black women can’t grow long hair is a myth that should have been put to bed long ago.
With proper precautions taken, the goal is achievable. A simple comment as “You wash your hair too much” is already aggravating enough. Meanwhile, I’m thinking these people should mind their own business. However, everyone is entitled to their opinion.
It goes to a whole other level when people have the nerve to ask me why I use white products in my hair. Excuse me, but umm, did you actually just say that? As I try to hide my look of disgust and confusion to such a question, I have to realize how one can come to a conclusion like that.
I’ll admit I have been guilty of this in the past. We all know the small “black hair section” we are granted in Walmart stores and Sally Beauty Supply.
Before I went on my hair journey, I was informed that if it was not Pink Lotion or Dr. Miracles, then I shouldn’t be using it.
That could not be any further from the truth. The fact that the stereotype goes “African Americans should use products that are geared towards them and Caucasians should do the same,” is really limiting when you think about it. Yes, stereotypes will not be going anywhere, anytime soon, but this one in particular is quite outlandish and I’m surprised it is even a thing at all.
Supporting black owned businesses
Just because it is made for “Black Hair”, does not mean it is black owned. Those are the cold hard facts and the truth will set you free! Originally, I was under the assumption that I was supporting the cause, when purchasing Luster’s and SoftSheen Carson products.
Little did I know, these are not black owned companies. Although at first glance, it may look like they are or maybe at one point they were. I believe it is safe to say that if they were, they no longer are.
Originally posted 2015-09-14 15:00:07.