Beauty - Hair Care - Fashion : Why I Embrace Natural Hair

Discussion in 'Beauty - Black Hair Care - Fashion' started by ru2religious, May 21, 2012.

  1. ru2religious

    ru2religious Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Little cousin sent me this video - she said after looking at this video she's going to convert to natural hair and get rid of the perms and weaves.

     
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    found one that could be embedded..
     
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    They both are embed now - you couldn't see the first video?
     
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    no.. it says "embedding disabled by request, watch on youtube". if you click the SHARE, then EMBED buttons on the video page.. it also says, "embeddign disabled by request"..

    but the one I embedded doesn't have a restriction:

    h ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj3vzopn9UY&feature=related

    update your thread and I'll delete all of these messages..
     
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    Her video became very popular very quickly. It's pretty amazing to see how.

    I searched the sites that put her up. Quite a bit.

    While I have nothing bad to say about the 'natural hair' debate, I realize that it's nothing progressive.

    We literally had this debate a half-century ago . . ..

    I wish that Black folk made something progressive popular.

    Like chipping in a racial pot to fund noble institutions all over major cities or something.

    But I saw this before and liked it. I wear my hair Natural--and I'm a man. :)
     
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    the way she framed it makes it like a debate between caged-birds.. which women have the most sex appeal.. wow.. is that all that you think you are? so sad to hear. And the video is really well done.. but down there on that race level, nothing can ever make sense.. black men and white women have nothing to do with why you put toxic chemicals in your hair.. and why you have more love and time and attention for the other peoples hair on top of the hair on your head than you do for the hair of your ancestors.. up under their oppresed, sweating, subject to tortuous abuse.. burned by chemicals.. hot metal combs.. suffocated.. ridiculed.. treated as a source of shame..


    If you don't love you, why you expect somebody else to?
    If you aint even developed the handles for love to hold-on to.

    If you don't respect you, why you expect somebody else to?
    would you even know what it was if I gave it to you?

    If you don't value you, what you want me to do?
    This ain't got nothing to do with nobody but you.


    It's sad to hear the next generation of victims lick their wounds and get applauded for it.. like they
    have stumbled onto something profound.. it's a perpetual loop of discovering stuff that we already know.. but with no schools, we can't teach them what they need to know.. and they have to start at the very begining every single time.. no steps forward, no steps back.. while the world marches on.

    man.. it's one of them days again..

    -peace
     
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    I dont find big fros attractive to be honest, but there are other african hairstyles that I dig.... nicely done dreadlocks drive me crazy.
     
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    i see where she was trying to go with this prose but.....
    and this is the problem with a lot of poetry...past and present
    she over simplified the issues surrounding black women's hair...
    and by saying black men are the biggest supporters of black women identity scars
    she reminds me of a lot of grown women that i've dated that acted like lil girls in the end....
    don't blame someone else for your inadequacies...if u feel that u r lacking in a specific part of ur being
    woman the eff up....same with us black men....cause i'm not blaming the black woman on nuthin that goes on
    between my ears....it's all on me...

    one love
    khasm
     
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    While I agree with you - I have to say - its a first step for my little cousin. I figure it doesn't matter how you start to wake up or what method it takes to wake you up as long as you just wake up. I find that she's now reading African American history books .... that's a beautiful thing to me because she wouldn't pick up a book to throw it at someone let alone read it. When I tell you she's - excuse me - was the poster child for ghetto - she was the poster child for ghetto - I couldn't be around her for 5 minutes before having to leave with all of the garbage that was flying out of her mouth. Now she's feel some form of enlightenment - and that's a good thing.

    For people such as those in the Destee community we see the conflict with the video but people who are not aware of this conflict cannot pin-point it out like we can so I definitely give her an A for effort.
     
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    That put a smile on my face.

    But you know that you have to keep over her.

    I showed my young Brother "Hidden Colors" and for a moment the White boys he hanged out with seemed silly. But now he's back to his self-loathing ways.

    Nurture that, Brother. 'Cause our elders had a phrase for the permanence of the ghetto: "You can't change the ghetto" (?)

    I don't really know how to nurture. Give her an African role model? I don't know.

    Oh--actually--I got it! Sister Souljah!!! Hook her up with Sister Souljah. I've yet to read the books, but I hear that she's right up your cousin's alley.

    I mean--if you can.

    Hotep!
     
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