As I’m sure you can tell from my recent song Natural Hair, I am definitely an advocate of the movement
It’s deeper than just a dislike for weaves in general, as a matter of fact, I recently discovered that the weave that looks like natural black hair is not so bad. It’s not entirely natural hair but it’s better than the straight hair, European style weaves that seem to have invaded the heads of black women recently.
My dislike for weave comes from having to hear young black girls say they don’t feel like their hair and their skin isn’t beautiful and this definitely stems from the trend of so many black women conforming to European standards of beauty. It’s important that black women reinforce pride in their natural appearance, if not for themselves then for the psychological well-being and self-esteem of the next generation.
With that, I’d like to take a little time to spotlight a book I discovered that reinforces the beauty of natural black hair.
Author Ekpemi Anni has written a self-published book titled “My Lovely Hair“. The book features 12 hairstyles that show the variety and beauty of Nigerian natural hair, but of course the styles are relevant to any young black girl and help to make them feel secure in rocking a natural look.