I can't wait to see Chris Rock's movie, Good Hair!
You would think that having three girls would make me somewhat of an expert on black hair...all I am is frustrated. I was raised to think my natural hair was NOT good hair and spent years cutting, cropping, coloring and damaging it. All four women in our house have completely different hair textures and none of us can use the same hair products (right Tenisha?). We have cabinets full of half used hair products.
Every culture has some hang up or rich tradition about hair, I address this topic a few times in my book, Ethnic Scrapbooking. Here's one of the layouts featuring a bi-racial child in Canada coming to love her braidable hair.
I expect the movie to be entertaining to me, but I did recommend that my daughter's caucasian dermatologist see it for educational purposes.
Right now I am wearing my hair natural, as I was having terrible balding at the temples and shedding in past months, which I have now come to learn was related to the products. I'm in a good place with my hair and the products I use. Check out Diva by Cindy, her products rock...at least for me.
Check out my favorite page in my book, "Leah in Hebrew"