Wednesday, March 10, 2010
In the image to the right, we find an advertisement for Black History Month, that says Celebrate Black History Month and the depiction is of Black Hair relaxer products. The question is Really? What does this really mean? We can analyze this in a number of ways. Perhaps this store advertisement is paying homage to Madame C.J. Walker and continuing the trend of moving Black Women toward the aim of relaxing their hair of which many do. However, how is this part of a celebration of a celebration? As Black women, perhaps a celebration during Black History month, in terms of hair, would be natural hair products that move us in the direction of embracing ourselves in our true natural form. Perhaps adds for shea butter for healthy moisturizing and other products that include natural herbs, jojoba and other natural oils that nurture our hair and scalp rather than cause breakage and damage would be a better celebration. Perhaps everyone may not agree but isn't this more logical? Interested in your thoughts. Please feel free to comment. At the end of the day, I still continue to believe that Natural is Cool Enough (N.I.C.E.).
Posted by Patti Rose at 7:32 AM