Yes honey* child I said it. This is where I’ll give you the skinny on how you know you’ve got good hair. I bet you just rolled your eyes and let out an exasperated sigh cause using the term ‘good hair’ is a little taboo in this community; isn’t it?
Except this won’t be your run-of-the-mill ‘good hair’ banter. I know there are people who are uncomfortable with the term and upon starting my hair journey and learning about black haircare, I was a bit put off by the term too. But now I actually dig it and here’s why:
I subscribe to and wholeheartedly believe that you and I are “fearfully and wonderfully made” as stated in Psalm 139:14; so well designed are we that the creator has ” numbered every hair on your head” [Matthew 10:30]. In addition “every good and perfect gift comes from above.” In essence much thought was put into us, into our appearance. Why then should I not be glad I have the good stuff?
What? I sound like some Bible toting freak? Thank you :)! We’re all guided or influenced by someone or something one way or another. For you it might not be the Bible and that’s fine. Your source of inspiration and enlightenment serves to build you, to encourage you and aid you in being your best self by accepting yourself. That’s what mine does and it points out to me that everything on me was created good :).
You see, for me good hair is not about having that generally ‘acceptable’ curl pattern; you know, the perfectly defined corkscrews or soft loose/ wavy hair that people usually gush over. Good hair is a combination of things that any black natural can identify with regardless of what category the hair typing chart says your hair falls under.
Shannell Pruitt says
Good hair is healthy hair, no matter the texture, length, curl pattern, etc.
Melanie Bowen says
Ppl have told me i have good hair but i dont believe in good hair. Healthy hair is due to effort. I put a lot of work ino my hair regimen.
Izmyel Gheeyar says
you’ve got good hair when you hair is healthy and strong. doesn’t matter the style, texture, color, or length. if it’s healthy, it’s good hair!
Shanygne Santana Broome says
All hair is “good” if you treat it right.
Courtney White says
There are people with alopecia. Let’s not be insensitive.
LeKendria Tucker says
Courtney White my non has alopecia BUT she still have very good and healthy hair.
Denise Wright says
All hair is good, especially if you have some to work with. Thick, strong, healthy hair is great. No such thing as good hair. Blacks tend to ink straight is mixed hair is good.
Susan Cartwright says
Cee Lynn says
When I fyed and fried my hair it was EVERYTHING but Good. NOW that I am actually taking care of my hair its slowly bouncing back
Desiree White says
…….is good hair consider healthy hair because that’s my definition of “good hair”.
Ashley Blue says
I don’t need 2 read the article to know I have good hair. I take care of it. I keep it moisturized and healthy.
Fine Brown Frame says
Folks associate ‘good hair’ with thickness, that’s no different than associating it with ‘long hair’..my hair is long and fine..good hair. .
Ashley Blue says
Exactly. Thick and damage. Healthy hair is good hair
Johari Kafi says
You have good hair if its growing out your head. Some people dont have mothing.
Artra Veal says
Good hair is healthy hair, period!
Thank you . All hair that is healthy is good hair . Hair that grows from our scalps is good hair . That is exactly how I define good hair as well .
Shanelle Anderson says
Basically healthy hair is good hair no matter the curl pattern
Tiela Lewis says
Any hair growing healthy from my scalp IS GOOD hair.
Swiyyah Fareed says
Any strand that God put on your head is all good!!!
So true. Amen.
Charity Miller says
Tina Waters says
If it’s manageable and grows, it’s good hair.
Tammia Nelson says
Amen. I have the good stuff. Just yesterday I was asked if I would go back to perms (straight). I was speechless cause the thought hasn’t crossed my mind. I love my curls even when they are misbehaving.
Cb Sampson says
IF ITS ON YOUR HEAD ITS GOOD HAIR AS LONG AS YOU KEEP IT MOISTURIZED