An increasing number of women with all-natural hair have turned to the occasional use of silk presses to enjoy all of the benefits of a relaxed hair without any of the chemicals. A silk press is a modern day, improved form of the more traditional press and curl.
Three years ago–40 months to be more exact–I made the decision to cut off more than a decade’s worth of locs to continue a loose natural hair journey that I had begun back in 1993. I BCed or again to be more accurate, if you have locs, it’s called a Loc Chop. And once the deed was done, I had an “Oh crap?!” moment. Actually it’s fair to say that it’s been more than a moment since all of these months later, I still wonder was cutting off all of my hair the right decision for me at that time?
“Good Hair Was All She Wanted” is without question the most shocking hair story in the 10 year existence of going-natural.com’s but also in the history of youtube. The almost 4 minute video is in fact a slideshow that tells the hair story of a woman whose scalp was mutilated by a chemical relaxer that was suppose to straighten her natural hair. Although the video was posted to get out Isabella’s story and not to make any judgment on the process of relaxing, the images of the trauma on her scalp are so hearth wrenching and shocking that it is almost impossible to stay impartial. People are commenting left and right on the clip of this beautiful woman who was courageous enough to share her hair story and back it up by showing her mutilated scalp with no shame. Yet, very few understand the personal drama behind the scenes. So here is Isabella’s Hair story.
It worries me, to know that black babies come into this world with a head full of hair, yet our girls are the first to experience hair loss due to our bad hair habits. It hurts me, to notice early texture destruction, even before one has a chance to get familiar with their fully bloomed natural tresses.