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Send us your Hair Story video because Black Follicles Matter

I welcome you to tell your hair story in the Black Follicles Matter Documentary. Your hair story will not just be shared on social media, I can guarantee you that it will be helpful to someone somewhere who can relate.

You can be part of the documentary by sending us a video in which you answer the questions below. Before you start recording here are the rules and a few tips:

    • Answer the questions below.
    • Make sure you have good lighting so we can see you.
    • Keep the background plain and simple. Watch examples of the videos.
    • Please no music, no mentioning of products in your video but yes you can send us an original song, poem or spoken word about Black Natural Hair.
    • Upload and send us your video via wetransfer.com or upload it to your googledrive then send us the link at info at going dash natural dot com.

Questions for women:

  1. Please start with introducing yourself as in My name is …., I am (name your profession) from …. (city, state) and this is for the documentary Black Follicles Matters. If you are a business owner you can mention the name of your business but don’t go into what you do. Please keep it short and simple. You will get a link to your site/store/social media on youtube and on our site.
  2. What does your hair mean to you? Is it just an accessory that compliments your personality or style? Is it your crown or is it deeper than that?

About Relaxers if you ever relaxed your hair

  1. Did you ever perm your hair? If yes when, why, how was the experience for you and why did you stop?
  2. How long did you relax your hair, how frequently did you do it? Did you suffer any breakage while relaxing your hair?
  3. If you’ve never permed your hair, what was the reason? Did you experience peer pressure and how did you deal with being the natural one?

About Going Natural  

  1. Why and when did you go natural, what is/was the hardest part of going natural and how did you stay motivated you to continue your journey?
  2. If you have locs: When did you start locing, why, what was the hardest part of your loc journey and how did you pull through?
  3. What was/is the best part of going/being natural and what does/did going natural teach you?

Bad Hair

  1. Were you ever teased, rejected for a job or felt discriminated against because of your natural hair? Please share if you have an anecdote.
  2. Did you yourself ever believe you had bad hair? Where do you think the notion of bad hair comes from and how do you think we can get rid of this idea?
  3. Relationships
  1. One of the reason so many women wear weaves is because they believe that men don’t like natural hair or at least have a preference for straight hair. Yet celebrities like Meek Mill say we should leave fake hair behind. What is your experience and what do you make of this?
  2. How important is a man’s hair to you? Do you have a preference of how a man’s hair should be texture wise, length or style wise (Locs, fade or an Afro)? Would you ever reject a man because of his hairstyle or because he wears fake hair?
  3. Hair and society
  4. Has your perception on Natural hair changed over the years or has it always the been same?
  5. Do you think natural hair is still an issue? For example, do you believe that you have to straighten your hair for a job interview to get the job or even in a more personal sphere for a wedding?
  6. The future of our roots
  7. What do you think about the natural hair movement? Did it have an impact on you? If so how? Do you think the natural movement had/has an impact on or changed society? Please elaborate.
  8. Please finish this sentence: I love my hair because …
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Questions for men:

  1. Please introduce yourself as in My name is …., I am (name your profession) from …. (city, state) and this is for the documentary Black Follicles Matters.
  2. What does your hair mean to you? Is it just an accessory that compliments your personality and style or is it deeper than that?

Relaxers/Chemicals

  1. Have you ever had a relaxer or curly? If yes when, why, how was the experience, when and why did you stop? If you never had a relaxer or a curl, why not?
  2. Why do you choose to wear your hair this way now? If you have locs, when did you start locing and what was the reason?

Bad Hair

  1. Were you ever ashamed of your hair or believed that guys with a curly or weavvy texture had a better chance with women?
  2. Quite often I hear men say that they didn’t like natural hair when they grew up. It’s only later on in live that they started to appreciate their own natural hair and later a woman’s. What is your experience? Did you ever think, I would never date a girl/woman with natural hair?

Relationships

  1. How important is a woman’s hair to you? Does it matter whether she wears a weave, relaxes her hair or is a natural head? Do you have a preference for either of these styles, texture or length?
  2. One of the main reasons Black women hesitate to go natural is because they profoundly believe that Black men don’t like natural hair. What do you think? If you don’t agree that Black men don’t like natural hair where do you think women got this idea?
  3. The majority of Black women wear a weave but we hear more and more men like Meek Mill make clear that they don’t like the style. What is your opinion? Do you like weaves or not or are you indifferent?

Society

  1. Have you ever been teased, overlooked for a job or stereotyped because of your hair?
  2. Do you believe black hair is an issue? Why or why not?
  3. What do you think about the natural hair movement? Did it have an impact on you? If so how? Do you think the natural movement had/has an impact on or changed society? Please elaborate.
  4. What would be your message to Black women or society in general when it comes to natural hair?

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