In my adopted hometown, Washington, DC -- Mocha City if not Chocolate City anymore -- it is common to see fly sistas, of all hues, majestically embracing and sporting natural hair styles. These sisters feel liberated to enhance and accentuate their naturally good hair.They wear: locs, twists, fros, braids, buns, updos etc. read more
Beauty, aesthetic cosmetics and vanity aside, arguably, the greatest side-benefit of natural hair care is health related -- and I don't just mean healthy hair follicles: black women cite hair style concern as one of the top reason for abstaining from physical activity.
Anyone proficient in black womenism knows: when a sista gets a new do there are are a lot of hair dont's, i.e. no swimming and no sweating. With the current crisis level of obesity among women of color, hair style concern can be removed as an impediment to exercise..