There was a study conducted by Perception Institute in 2016 an organization that describes itself as a “consortium of researchers, advocates, and strategists” that uses cognitive scientific research to identify and address biases in areas such as law enforcement, education, civil justice …show more content…
Johnson. To understand the centrality of hair to African people one must do so through the lens of an African worldview and cosmology, only then will the full scope of its importance be thoroughly understood. Throughout the ages,from the Ancient Nile Valley civilizations to the movement West and the establishment of Western African empires, hair has maintained a spiritual, social, cultural and aesthetic significance in the lives of African people.
With this source meaning of black women going Natural they are embracing their culture and being an women of unique style. While hair plays many roles in other races but in the African societies, including being apart of a communication system. For instance, during the 15th century african people such as Wolof, Mande, Mandingo, and Yoruba used hairstyles as means to carry messages . One of the unique features of African textured hair is its ability to be sculpted and molded into various shapes and …show more content…
With starting with models not wearing makeup now, young black women not wearing weave to show their hair couture. During the survey I observe a lot of women love their natural to an certain extent. Like some women say they love their natural hair but, when the weather change it’s get’s fizzy.
The comments of the women leaded me to an history paper online called: Hair It Is: Examining the Experiences of Black Women with Natural Hair. And it is an section stated “Enslaved Africans who worked closer to the plantation “masters,” wore hairstyles that emulated the dominant trends of the times, such as wigs in the 18th century . Africans on the plantations either had to emulate white people or cover their heads in effort to not offend Whites, a concept that carries into our present society, in a somewhat more nuanced manner’’.
Resuts The quote made me wonder while asking the participants questions on the survey and the results of Natural overrules. It’s still wonder of why haven’t all black women embrace their natural