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#1 Feb 21 2010 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
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A documentary that recently came out on DVD about the hair stylings of black women. I've seen most of the other pop documentaries (supersize me, food inc., etc), but this was the only one to truly disturb me. Even the scenes of mutilated limbs from Murderball (a very excellent documentary which I would highly recommend) could not compare to the horrow I felt as a women describes the process by which her full weave was attached.

I feel a lot of sympathy for the women in Good Hair. As a white male I basically get a hair cut every 2 weeks, wash it, comb and maybe a little gel in the morning. What I go through and what most white women regularly go through is nothing compared to what these ladies experience. It was enlightening about a world I knew nothing about.

A sample clip.

Edited, Feb 21st 2010 3:10am by Allegory
#2 Feb 21 2010 at 9:00 AM Rating: Good
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Allegory wrote:
As a white male I basically get a hair cut every 2 weeks, wash it, comb and maybe a little gel in the morning.


Every two weeks? Wow. I get a hair cut about twice a year.
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#3 Feb 21 2010 at 11:20 AM Rating: Good
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I get one about every 5-6 weeks (although it should be every 4). During undergrad I got one once a year. Smiley: tongue
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#4 Feb 22 2010 at 7:33 AM Rating: Good
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I get a haircut like every 2 months or so... if I remember and have time. I'm due for another sometime soon; my hair was WILD this weekend. Of course, I could always just buy some gel to keep it down; it looks fine until it puffs up. Darn you wild curls!
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#5 Mar 03 2010 at 4:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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Allegory wrote:
As a white male I basically get a hair cut every 2 weeks
What the **** is wrong with you?
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#6 Mar 05 2010 at 2:06 PM Rating: Excellent
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Allegory wrote:
What I go through and what most white women regularly go through is nothing compared to what these ladies experience.

Meh. If it bothers them that much, they can go with the 'fro as Nature intended.
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#7 Mar 05 2010 at 3:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Part of the documentary addresses the pressure there is on black women to use relaxer to straighten their hair.
#8 Mar 07 2010 at 10:24 AM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
Allegory wrote:
What I go through and what most white women regularly go through is nothing compared to what these ladies experience.

Meh. If it bothers them that much, they can go with the 'fro as Nature intended.
Nature intended them to tease their hair out into an unnatural sphere shape?
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#9 Mar 07 2010 at 11:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well, I was refering to something more like this than a 1970's blaxploitation hair-do but that'll work as well. Probably still be less hassle than straightening it.
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