Friday, May 28, 2010

good hair

i recently watched chris rock's documentary good hair which is about the quest for black women to have good hair. as a curly haired white jewish woman i thought that i could relate. well i could, but not as much as i thought.
no matter how many perms straight haired women get, straight hair is still the optimal hair type for all people. i remember watching those hair commercials on tv where i would watch those straight haired women bounce their shiny straight hair and i would be so envious. you never see a curly haired woman in a shampoo commercial . curly hair doesn't bounce and its not shiny unless you have used waaayyy too much gel.
it is no secret that a lot of curly haired jewish women have blow outs, use a hair iron or do japanese hair straightening. some adhere so strictly to these regiments that they never wash their own hair and they are afraid of what will happen when their future husbands figure out that they really have curly hair. sometimes no one finds out until that curly haired baby is born!
black women of course hold the prize for hair straightening. as a kid i never realized that straight haired black women had straighted their hair. i thought they were all just wearing wigs.
black women straighten their hair to look more like white people . black women straighten there hair as well as get hair weaves. i think that hair weave straight hair looks more natural.
hair weaves like sheitles are often made of indian hair. chris rock went to india to investigate the hair industry in india. he showed the "religious " ceremony they have where they shave off all of their hair so they can make lots of money off of their hair.

i learned that this documentary is less about hair and more about what lengths a black woman will go to to look more white. though i may have "bad hair " i am white which means it does not matter that i have "bad hair". i also learned that even with all of the lengths these women go through to make themselves look more white they still look very black to me. they should really save their money and be at peace with their hair and their skin color.they will certainly save a lot of money that way. it is so important to be at peace with who one is.


הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

Reminds me of the beginning of the "Malcolm X" movie...

frum single female said...

really? i havent seen that movie.

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

You should. It's an awesome movie. And the funny thing is I wouldn't normally watch that sort of thing, but it was "the only thing on TV" once!

Anyway, in his early life, "X" was a criminal who liked White girls and went through very painful procedures to make his hair straight. He went 180 dgrees.

...and I think Jamie Fox is the right guy to play X.

הצעיר שלמה בן רפאל לבית שריקי ס"ט said...

Oh, it's on netflix instant watch as well, if you have that.

frum single female said...