Heart felt opinions, listen carefully when a bunch of Black women get gether and discuss their hair, Therefore if you look for to hear heated.
Emotions are apt to run the gamut from laughter to anger when this pic is discussed.
Words like kinky, difficult, unruly, willful, ugly, and wooly, are often bandied about. Furthermore, africanAmerican hair is viewed as a political statement, a matter of pride, and a way in which to show individuality. It can also be a time for selfreflection, acceptance, and new growth both spiritually and physically, for women of color, hair loss has the potential to make an already sensitive issue hypersensitive. Notice, it’s amazing how losing your hair due to chemotherapy can make you love and appreciate it when it decides to grow back! With that said, this had been a great spiritual connection for me -a road back to myself, a road of self discovery, selfrespect, and selfconfidence.
When I first cut my hair I went through a spiritual metamorphosis that I was unprepared for.
Femininity is always a significant poser when we deal with hair.
I know that we all value our impressions to varying degrees. Of course, I also know that if we’re intending to accomplish anything as African Americans, we need to place more emphasis on achievement and cooperative effort, and less on style. Besides, later in really similar article Ms. I know that appearances form our first impressions of people. Mason continues, While a couple of us are obsessed with hair being as we tie loads of our ‘femaleness’ to our hair.
We stand side by side with our Latina, Native American, and Asian sisters, In this, Black women are not alone.
Like Rapunzel’s, even as we strain our budgets. Or, lures the lover of our dreams. Many -if not most -of us obsess about our tresses, while compiling these stories she wrote an article called Crown and Glory which uched upon her own hair dilemmas and as she shares. Now look, the media messages and societal cues about what constitutes beautiful hair -long, straight or slightly curly, preferably blond -doesn’t remotely resemble the hair God gave most sisters. We spend big money to camouflage reality. Fact, most don’t feel that they can live up to the airbrushed ideal. Whitish women are also taking the heat. In her book Tenderheaded. Whenever during this time of self reflection she found that she seemed to have somehow lost her ability to find the escape hatch that allowed her to merge with the infinite, I had asked this question earnestly for half a year.
Walker went on to share a story about how she had been on a quest for ‘self discovery’ which caused her to withdraw from the world at large and do about it that was the significant poser. I suddenly understood why nuns and monks shaved their heads! Not my friend hair itself, for I quickly understood that it was innocent. With that said. Much so that if my spirit had been a balloon eager to soar away and merge with the infinite, my hair would’ve been the rock that anchored it to Earth. Therefore, at the initial stage of her quest. Sounds familiardoes it not? I discovered my hair’s willfulness, like my own, as the little braids spun off in all directions but the ones I tried to encourage them to go.
I saw that my friend hair, given its own life, had a feeling of humor.
Walker wore long braids created from the hair of Korean women until her own hair was long enough to braid.
I discovered I liked it. It was only hereafter that I became reacquainted with its natural character. Her story went on, When my hair was four inches long, By the way I dispensed with the hair of my Korean sisters and braided my own. I found it to be springy, soft, almost sensually responsive to moisture. Walker continued, Again I stood in front of the mirror and looked at myself and laughed. My hair is one of those odd, amazing, unbelievable, stop you in your tracks creations -not unlike a zebra’s strips, an armadillo’s ears, or the feet of the electric blue footed boobie -that the Universe makes for no reason except to express its own limitless imagination.
I am ‘African American’ and was diagnosed with cancer a year ago.
I was ld that chemo will definitely leave me bald.
My hair shed a lot leaving it fragile and very, very thin, I’m pretty sure I was the lucky ones that did not go completely bald. Now that I am cancer free, Actually I have not had any chemicals on my hair in about seventeen months. Basically. So here is, not anymore. Generally, we all know what a firebrand hair can be among African Americans. In her article Black Identity and the Politics of Hair, Stephanie Mason discusses this subject when she says, There is one concern I don’t politicize. Usually, I’m not saying that I’m any exception. Of course, something you may not have considered that is worth thinking about is the fact that if you purchase a wig before you lose your hair, you must remember that your head gonna be a bit smaller once the hair is gone. Considering the above said. Some women pick up getting a buzz cut before beginning chemo so they won’t have the added trauma of watching longer hair fall out.
Actually the website operated by Look Good … Feel Better provides a thorough guide to both choosing and styling a wig that should prove useful to all women. So it’s suggested that you shop for wigs by selecting a color and style you like -and so get fitted once your hair is gone. By the way I wanted a really good wig to go out in, To be honest I went through the scarves. Especially in the later stages when you have no eyelashes or eyebrows, it should have really worked on me, I’d say in case I had been forced to walk around bald every now and again. Known I had my chum shave it and started looking for wigs, since my hair started falling out. I found this wig that looked just like a haircut I had gotten just before I was diagnosed. It was imperative that I found that wig since it really gave me a boost. Even without chemotherapy many Black women was faced with hair loss in part because of the processes they use to maintain their hairstyles.