Natural Hair For White Girls

Thoughts from a white woman on the natural hair movement.

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As an American woman, I belong to one of the most statistically oppressed groups of people in the entire world. It’s true – you can look it up in one of my other articles. American women have to spend more money on beauty products than any other group of people in the entire world. Why is this? Is it because we have a desire to look a certain way? Is it because we have control over our own finances and make decisions to purchase things by our own volition? No, of course not. It’s because of the patriarchy.

That’s why I was tickled pink when I first heard about the Natural Hair movement. But there’s a big problem, guys. I wasn’t just tickled pink, I was born pink. I am a white woman.

While being white does have certain advantages in our society, it also has a lot of…

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