Beauty - Hair Care - Fashion : Black Women Share Their Hair Stories

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    Wear a weave at work - your afro hair is unprofessional'

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    Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says "Relaxing your hair is like being in prison. You're always battling to make your hair do what it wasn't meant to


    "I have thought about raising it as a grievance but it's just not worth the trouble.
    "On one occasion on the train, my colleague pointed out a woman in the carriage with afro hair.
    "She began talking to me about how horrible and unprofessional the woman's hair was. Did she not realise my natural hair was the same?
    "But this is not a unique situation - my friends and I will often discuss how colleagues react to our hair."
     
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    Why is wearing our hair the way it naturally grows from our head called a movement?
     
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    Risk of discrimination against black employees
    Anna Birtwistle is a partner at specialist employment and partnership law firm, CM Murray LLP.

    "The most common pitfalls for employers in this area are religious and gender discrimination but it is entirely possible that a case might be brought on grounds of race or nationality", says Anna.

    "While employers have the right to apply dress codes, an employer who prohibits afros in the workplace risks the allegation that they are discriminating against black employees, and would need to objectively justify that policy by reference to the job in question.

    "Justification for 'grooming' policies are often made by reference to health and safety issues or corporate image.

    "It is certainly difficult to see any legitimate argument why afros should run counter to the image of a professional workplace.

    "In addition, an employer is going to struggle to justify that position if, for example, it can be shown that white employees with curls are permitted to wear their hair natural."

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      'Wear a weave at work - your afro hair is unprofessional' - BBC News

      A black woman says she was told by her employer to wear a weave to disguise her natural afro hair.
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      May 15, 2016 ... A black woman says she was told by her employer to wear a weave to disguise her natural ... Risk of discrimination against black employees.
     
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    'A weave makes life at work easier'

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    "My friend has recently moved to London from the north of England - she also went to work with her natural afro hair and was told it was not professional", says Leila.

    "She has now also resorted to changing her hair. I have got over it now because having my weave makes life at work easier, but it's such a shame in this day and age.

    "I really do think this is an important issue that needs to be addressed.

    "I hope my story will help young professionals to take a stand and be brave enough to go to work with their natural hair despite what people may say."
     
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    Black women, hair and Olympic power
    America’s best female athletes are doing us proud in Rio, yet their hair still makes folks crazy. Enough already

    “No shade, but … Gabby Douglas’ hair … C’mon it’s 4 years later, you would think she would fix that. Especially for the Olympics,” wrote @LoveRitaLynn. Another close gymnastics watcher, @Terilynn7, tweeted: “Does Gabby Douglas have dandruff in her hair? I’m so upset.” A personal favorite came from @1011Keelo: “Gabby Douglas is pretty AF but her hair …”

    She’s pretty, but her hair …

    That phrase elicits in every American black woman a particularly dehumanizing and existential dread — a fear, a state of mind, a poison distilled from over 400 years of not having “good-enough” hair.


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      I pray Gabrielle Douglas, who distinguished herself four years ago as the first black female gymnast to win an all-around Olympic gold medal, doesn’t go to slee…
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      That phrase elicits in every American black woman a particularly ... My dad about gymnast Gabby Douglas: "She ain't combed her hair yet. .... us proud on an international level — like, what happened to you that criticize the best of our best ?”.
     
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    Some Black Women Are Attacking Gabby Douglas And Her Hair AGAIN

    The post includes a photo of a focused Gabby with her hair in a bun and tweets from black women saying things like, “So nobody did Gabby Douglas’ hair before the Olympics?”, “Gabby Douglas’s edges are straight disrespectful man who is her hair stylist?” and “Does Gabby Douglas have dandruff in her hair? I’m so upset.”

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      Some Black Women Are Attacking Gabby Douglas And Her Hair AGAIN

      After witnessing numerous people disrespectfully tweeting about 20-year-old star gymnast Gabby Douglas’s hair at this year’s Rio Olympics, Brittney Greene decided to call them out in a Facebook post that has now reached over 16k likes and...
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      Aug 10, 2016 ... Some Black Women Are Attacking Gabby Douglas And Her HairAGAIN ... “ Gabby is one of the most talented black athletes on this planet.

     
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    I've seen some pics of women with very damaged hair and scalp from straightening their hair and/or wearing weaves. I don't know how common that is, but that is reason enough for me to think employers should not be able to force an employee to straighten their hair or wear a weave.

    Also, one day I was in the salon and I saw a little girl who looked about 4 years old getting a weave put in her hair. I was so not feeling that. It was like planting a seed in her mind, at the earliest age, that something was not right about her own hair, imho.
     
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    Black Students Punished For Wearing Box Braids To School

    It’s 2017, and black students are still getting in trouble for wearing black hairstyles.

    According to the Boston Globe, several students at the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, Massachusetts have faced detention and suspension for wearing box braids, which reportedly is against school policy ...

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    Black Students Punished For Wearing Box Braids To School

    It’s 2017, and black students are still getting in trouble for wearing black hairstyles.
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