The Root of Society’s Obsession with Controlling Black Hair

You can’t always get what you want

So many Black women have had to learn how to make their own hair products, or use natural ingredients that multi-task between kitchen use and personal grooming. The natural hair product world has come a long way, but availability still remains an issue. Felicia Leatherwood, a celebrity natural hairstylist and creator of the Brush With the Best detangler brush for natural hair, tells Reader’s Digest, “There are more products in terms of what to choose from, but that isn’t true in every store and it also depends on where you live. But we need to see Black beauty and natural hair represented everywhere.” These aspects of the natural hair struggle remain pervasive.


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