The concept of Good hair/Bad Hair is traced back to slavery years of ancestry. Blacks were consistently ridiculed for their hair to the point it was inscribed in their minds by White people. Furthermore, whites implied their hair texture and skin color were superior to that of Blacks. …. Leaving most blacks to long for lengthy/straight hair, to hate their own skin color and hair texture. Eventually, blacks began sowing that negative connotation into generation after generation ruining the self-esteem of our black women from youth. In today’s society most of our white counterparts no longer take interest in the texture of our hair, or even mention the mere idea of blacks having bad hair, blacks are doing a better job at it.... (SHERYL UNDERWOOD).
Even though the media is increasingly exposing natural hair in a positive light, most blacks (like Sheryl Underwood) have not come to terms with the idea of black women sporting their natural manes. Most blacks consistently argue that natural kinky texture hair is unprofessional, unruly and just “Bad” discouraging women from going natural. I have had many conversations with women about natural hair and I find it disheartening when I hear one say “I can’t do the natural thing, I have bad hair”. I would much rather she feel good about herself and rock whatever hair styles she wants because it’s her preference (rather it be relaxed or natural), not because she thinks she has“bad hair”.
"Good hair” is hair that is taken care of regardless the texture. Bad hair, on the other hand, is NOT hair that consists of very tight kinks/coils or happens to not be defined. Bad hair is hair that looks bad because its owner doesn’t know how to take care of it. MY ADVISE TO SHERYL UNDERWOOD ....Stop manifesting this concept that Kinky/Coily hair is bad, your damaging the esteem of our young girls and future generations.