Commentary: The Hair Politics of Natural vs. Permed

Sometimes the ongoing debate about natural hair vs. permed or weaved hair is too much to stomach. Not only is it tired, it's unproductive and divisive. Really, how is the dialogue about hair advancing our people or solving any of the societal ills Black people are facing today...? Here's what you had to say: NLB commented: "I don't get what all the fuss is about. I have had all of the hairstyles listed above and now choose to be natural. Our hair can be healthy with a perm and healthy without one." Lisa wrote: "I decided to go natural for the first time just a few months ago...The truth of the matter is, I was afraid that I would not be perceived as beautiful and was afraid of being ridiculed by mostly brothers." "


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