A whole lot of black women had a beef with Chris Rock when he produced “Good Hair” and shed a light on black hair care dollars and sense. The documentary opened up a dreadful side to the billion dollar black hair care industry and the harmful toxins used to give black women the coveted silky manageable hair.
But, now an even more disturbing report has entered the scene via a study conducted by Boston University which proves that relaxers used to straighten black hair have a proven link to the fibrous tumors that disproportionately affect black women.
The real news is that some women, even after seeing the documentary and hearing about this study, will make a conscious choice to continue the treatments because some say it’s the difference between getting a job and/or keeping a job.
Women interviewed in the report say that stereotypes have prevented black women from emancipating themselves from the “creamy crack” and they would make sure their hair is permed before an interview or conducting business. A shame, right? Do you agree?
Check out the report.