Thursday, 5 July 2012

What is it with Americans?

It must be something in the water, but black American girls seem to be able to grow their hair at the speed of light. It's not just me who has this conception. I have discovered a natural hair blog called All Things O'Natural here on blogspot. The woman did a big chop less than 2 years ago. The length of her hair is ridiculous considering the short amount of time. After showing my friend the picture her first words were 'American init?' and it is not the first time I've been asked that question afte showing a black girl another black girl with long lucious locks.. It's definitely something in the water.

There is a misconception that dark skinned girls aren't as pretty or do not have the ability to grow our hair as much as light skinned girls. It is what most of us grew up hearing, and thank goodness that there are people, I'd like to consider myself as one of them, trying to break this stereotype. For those of different races who may not be aware of this, please watch this to get an idea.

Anyway back to the American thing, I don't know whether it is because they can trace their history in their country further back, so they are catered for more. Madam C.J Walker was inventing products long before my family even reached England, or whether there are a lot more women willing to go natural and are there to give others advice. When I trail the internet for tips, most are from American bloggers or vloggers, I know of two English ones. Don't get it twisted, I have no intention of doing just a hair blog, I have far too many other interests, plus I am new to this natural thing anyway, but it was just an observation that myself and others have noticed about Americans repping.

Any tips people want to share on their natural hair care feel free and below is a list of blogs/vloggers that I can't seem to get enough of.

Also found this funny video, believe it or not I have said soooo many of these things over the last few weeks. Enjoy.



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