The hair battle between hair weave, permanent straight hair and the
natural curls is not a new debate. Recently, there has been a noticable
increase of women choosing to go "natural" meaning no chemicals
or added hair pieces to their hair.
It was reported by consumer trends firm Mintel
Two years ago, MN reported that relaxer kit sales dropped 17 percent between 2006 and 2011. New information from Mintel, a consumer trends firm, finds that relaxer sales has, again, taken a nosedive. In 2008, relaxer kit corporations reeled in a $206 million profit. In 2011, their revenue dwindled down to $179 million — a 15 percent decrease. This year, Mintel expects profits to plunge down to $152 million.
When it comes to personal style any person, man or woman,
should have the right to do whatever makes them confident.
However it can be quite difficult to smile with grace in your style
if you are constantly criticized for it even fired!
Take for example the recent criticism of sports news reporter
Pam Oliver during her Super Bowl coverage. Numerous tweets,
instagram memes and Facebook post taunted her about
how badly her hairstyle was.
Someone even made a parody account
just for her wig! No one acknowleged that this woman
is reporting sports stats and not fashion and is great at her career.
Also what about meteoroligist Rhonda Lee who was recently
fired from KTBS 3 News, an ABC affiliate in Shreveport, La.
After comments she made on Facebook responding to
viewers of the news station about her hair,
the company fired her claiming "she was fired for violating its social media policy".
It has been proven that your do not have to have weave to have long hair.
The real life Rapunzel Asha Mandela, a resident of Atlanta became famous for
holding the record as having the longest stand of locs at 55 feat long!
So whether naturally or enhanced by weave a woman's confidence
should be because of what's God is doing on the inside not the outside.
Why is it so much pressure in the world for women, especially
African American women to have longer or staighter hair?
Give us your thoughts.