“Asking to touch a Black woman’s hair is a racial microaggression masquerading as a compliment.”(Saint Records)
The beauty of a black womans hair is now looked at as a fantasy. Something mysterious that can not be tamed. The hair is nappy, frizzy, unmanageable, yet it looks so beautiful when conditioned right.
Hairstyles created from natural hair are mesmerising not interesting. Our ancestors have used combs and brushes for years to manage the hair
-Fear of getting the hair messy
Not because an Afro compares to a naked body but it just never happens. In Britain I would say, afros, black hair is not something acknowledged in the mainstream media.
The British weather I must admit is not great for natural afro hair as the cold winds and constant drizzle of rain can be very drying to the hair, which leads to shedding and breakage but is this an excuse really?
“Don’t Touch My Hair” sees Solange setting limits to the degree in which she’ll compromise her beliefs and identity to satisfy other people.
I’m right with her.