Jobs by Indeed Real Long Hair: September 2012

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Black Woman Simply Uses Grease and Water to Grow Long Hair

This black woman on You Tube really shows you can go the "Old School" way of growing your hair, just by using grease and water.   Sisters, do you recall years ago when we were little girls back in the 1970's and then, in our pre-teen years by the early 80's, our mothers would use grease and water? Most of us sisters had shoulder length hair.   That's the key, not being European minded to think we always have to straighten our hair, but go back to doing what are mothers and grandmothers did.   Just look at how beautiful and long this sister's hair is! 

We want to thank SAPerrin1970 for showing her videos, because she shows how humble we ought to be.   All of us true sisters need to appreciate how our mothers originally took care of our hair and it grew, naturally.   When we got to the 1980's, that's when we saw most black women straightening their hair, wearing perms, because not many of our sisters wanted to show their Afrocentric origins of their natural hair, what a shame, it cost us dearly over the years, too.

Many of us black women did not know any better as soon as we became big teenagers, but we were robbed of our heritage by the booming business of perms and relaxers and our hair began falling out.   All of those years our mothers grew our hair long was gone.  Why?   Simply, because as usual many black women want to become involved with trends, doing what others do. Even some of our mothers did not know any better when they began allowing these "new age" hair dressers to chemically process our hair.   Around the beginning of 1983 or 1984, the trend of straightening black hair with that extensively burning whipped cream did us more harm than good.  It should have never been important to appear European, simply because we were becoming more diverse, but thank God many us have found the light.  Now, we are returning to our roots of simply just using grease and water like this proud black woman, you see here.

Furthermore, using water is what really grows your hair, because you get moisture and when you use grease on your hair with it, it gives it a shine.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Black hair can grow very long, once you learn how to properly care for it

Black women, you can grow real long hair, but if you have not managed how to properly care for it, you will never ever see it grow long.    As yourself, what are you doing to care for your hair?  Possibly, you are wearing wigs and weaves, simply because you do not want to deal with trying to de-tangle your kinky hair, because the more it natural grows out, the more hard you feel it is to manage it.   Some black women like sticking to straightening their hair, anyway they can, simply because they do not like to be identified as a real black woman.

You must continue to stay away from chemically treating your hair with perms and even dyes.   You must make a decision to stay away from using hot combs and even hot blow drying your hair.   One of the main reasons why most black women have not learned how to break this bad habit of straightening their hair, is simply their mindset.  Many black women of the 21st century hate being black and dealing with part of the identity that comes along with it, kinky hair.   Black women, do you realize when you hate your kinky hair, you are hating the identity of Jesus Christ?   Jesus Christ had woolish hair and when you hate that trait about yourself, you are offending Him.  Think about sisters, maybe this is why you can't get a prayer through.  You cannot expect for Christ to do anything for you, if you hate your identical hair to His.  So the first thing you have got to do, is change your mindset began loving yourself with kinky hair.  Stop saying you have bad hair, there is no such a thing as black hair being bad, it's beautiful hair, which is identical to the Son of God.  Now admitting you have difficulty managing your hair is another issue, but this is what natural creams and twist outs are for.   

Now, many of you black women may feel you do not have the time to do twist outs, but really this is the best way to grow out your hair, it also will naturally stretch your hair. Take your time, part your hair, then twist it, then twirl it around your finger until you place a band around it.  Now, just sit down and drink a cup of coffee or tea and watch this sister show you how to do a twist out, which may take about an hour, possibly twice a week.  Just one more thing, you do not have to do this every night, you do it every three days, or two days, if you feel you need to refresh your twist-outs, sooner.   Sisters, once you learn how to twist your hair, then you will enjoy your natural hair without prejudice.

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Where Did Black Hair is not Good Hair come From???

In our American society, anything connected with the black race usually was always said to be bad by the majority of people of any race, but especially among many black people. For many years, it was the desire of many African Americans yearning to have a white trace of blood.    From the time of the civil rights movement, if a black person had naturally wavy hair and they could trace their ancestry to European descent, they were treated much better within the black community.  Why?   Because for many years, many African Americans hated being too black and so, they identified kinky hair as being bad hair.   Kinky hair was not easy to comb as some whom were of Mulatto descent.  As you noticed we said "some," not all Mulatto or bi-racial people have naturally wavy and fine hair, many of them have the genes of kinky woolly hair, because genetically their genes are of mostly of black descent.

Within the black race for too long there has been a deep hatred for kinky hair, which came after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King as blacks became equal with white Americans.   Then, after the end of Huey P. Newton's movement, many African Americans thought they had arrived as they became more accepted in America.   If you recall, the less unity there was among black people, the more many of them hated their hair and anything else that had to do with being black, themselves.   Self-hatred became the norm within most African American families during the 1980's.  Those of us whom lived in the era can recall how unpopular it was to go natural as black mothers no longer platted their daughter's hair and pressed their hair only on certain occasions, it was the norm to always use hair relaxers and perms and many black women used them too often.  Then we began to see a lot of black women and black girls with much shorter hair.   We cannot imagine during the era of slavery, the slaves processing their hair to be straight, because there was no doubt of who they were as a people.   Most likely, because they were whipped, lynched and overworked, they had no interest to identify with their white slave-masters. 

As black girls we grew up hearing our parents describe certain black people as having good hair when really the were secretly processing their hair to make it look that way, most of the time.  Then when a lot of teen girls expected to get a date or be approached by a good looking guy, they made sure they did not have to compete with the other girls and straightened their hair.    You see, although they may not have had naturally straight hair, they wanted to identify with having what they called, 'good hair.'   What is good hair and what is bad hair came from ignorance of many African Americans whom always claimed to be anything other than what God created them to be, black and anyone whom even attempted to grow out their natural hair and did not straighten their hair during the 1980's were looked down on as less intelligent and less beautiful.   They were badly mistreated by many who made mockery of their naturally kinky hair and so in order to avoid such humiliation while struggling to maintain its' kinks most blacks chose to process their hair.  Unfortunately, what was called bad hair became damaged and many black women were unable to ever grow their own hair and in the late 1980's beginning depending on weaves to wear a longer length of hair.