Women and girls of African decent are engaged in a discussion over Natural Vs. Relaxed hair. Of course the battle goes deeper than hair, it’s about identity, history and everything that surrounds that. It also includes men and boys, though that’s rarely discussed. It’s far more than just aesthetics and as mentioned in this video it’s also about health.
“Scientists reportedly followed more than 23,000 pre-menopausal African American women from 1997 to 2009. They found that the two- to three-times higher rate of fibroid tumors among black women may be linked to chemical exposure through scalp lesions and burns. A natural hair specialist we spoke with says the findings of the study should not be ignored and believes if illness can be prevented by the way African American women care for their hair, then changes should be made.” –abccolumbia.com