Rather than solving racism, the goal of filmmaker Justin Simien, lauded as one of Variety’s “10 Directors to Watch”, was to start a conversation about race in the Obama era. Just the title has proven effectively enough to do just that but there is much more to the film. It’s clever, funny and provokes a debate on several levels.
It’s been 7 months since the last laxer. I’ve been doing braids. Friends and passers by luv it. (Never got such comments or attention on my hair when it was straight!) I took the braids out for a few weeks ’cause I was anxious to play with my new TEXTURE. It was quite the learning experience. Must say I wouldn’t have made it this far without my newfound product love, Hummingbird Hair. No more silicones or petroleum/mineral oil. I use the Aqua Daily Moisture Mist as my leave in conditioner/braid spray. Use it on the kiddies’ hair too. The Coconut Cream Styling Lotion makes my straw texture soft and supple. Yay. I have about 3 1/2 inches of newly natural hair now and 8-16 in of relaxed ends. The braids keep me from giving in to crazy, nonsensical, drastic hair decisions. Patience my dear…patience.
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