So for the New Year (2016), I hope that the creamy crack, weaves (glue and tracks) and wigs will continue to be left behind for Black women. Also, departing from straightening combs, flat irons, and blow dryers will be an added move toward self-love, in terms of embracing natural hair.
Many women find a good hair look or hairstyle and stay with it for years on end. Others, like me, have an uncontrollable desire to create new looks. If there was a hairstyle, a fad, a trend, you name it, from the sixties on, my poor unfortunate hair was the victim.
Saturday mornings in my childhood were sometimes like something out of an Annie Lee or an Ernie Barnes painting. Like millions of other little black girls in the '60s with curly, kinky, or coarse hair, this was the appointed time to have one's hair "did."
You see, Mrs. FLOTUS, if you rock a 'fro or revert back to your natural hair in the many styles that'll be cool and acceptable, just like you do with the straightened, unnatural hair -- à la bangs -- you could also be making even a bigger move in White House history.
After having worn my hair straight so long, I discovered in my 30s that it was no longer curly but part wavy and even part straight. The inconsistency was apparent to all when I showcased what I thought would be my "curly look."