Are More Black Women Going Bald?

Are More Black Women Going Bald?

Two more friendly Chicago Police officers

Two more friendly Chicago Police officers (Photo credit: yooperann). They don’t look mean to us!

It looks as though more sistas are losing their hair, which really isn’t a major surprise given the number of chemicals needed to “relax” hair that’s already stressed-out and uptight (in many cases literally).

Here’s an article we found on the topic of black hair care and what women can do to keep their lovely tresses nice and moist and rooted in their scalps. If you think the article is full of stuffing, let us know, and what your best hair care practices are.

We kind of favor lots of gentle moisturizing and the lovely coconut TCB spray they used to have (no gherri juice around the couch if you please as it stains the pillow cases).

Anyway, here’s the link.

“Hair Story” Authors Ayana Byrd & Lori Tharps Talk Black Hair

“Hair Story” Authors Ayana Byrd & Lori Tharps Talk Black Hair

So what’s the big deal with black hair? How is it different from the nappy mess called a “jew fro?”

Here’s a link to a podcast called the AYG Report

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Image via CrunchBase

focusing on black hair from our peeps at Blog Talk Radio. Let us know what you think of it and if the program answers questions or resolves issues, or (at the very least) is interesting.

20-Year Veteran Stylist Claims Korean Control of the Black Hair Business Is False

20-Year Veteran Stylist Claims Korean Control of the Black Hair Business Is False

According to Anne Holder, a hair salon owner in (where else?) Atlanta, Korean-Americans do not control the black hair care business.

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English: Author: Daquella Manera URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/daquellamanera/473959801/ License: Description: Interior of a Beauty Salon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anne owns a salon called “Simply Straight,” and seems to be very well informed on the topic judging from the press release, but the same press release also states the simple fact that African-Americans own less than 3% of all black hair stores. What a huge disconnect!

Why do black people refuse to get into the black hair care business? It can’t be an inability to get into it and it certainly is not from lack of knowledge or business acumen, so the disparity is unexplained and gaping. And this says nothing about the thousands of black hair salons across the country that could be generating huge income for their owners and may be mismanaged or simply not the right location.

Behind the Smile: Viral Video Shows Black Female Depression and Friendship

I recently read an article at this site, here, and was moved to read about two young black girls going through emotional and spiritual hell due to depression and other related issues.

Black Women Singers

Black Women Singers (Photo credit: guitarber)

The author of the piece brought up many solid, relevant points about the need for young black girls, (and of course black women), to band together, work together, and play a more vital active role in each others lives through support initiatives and real flesh-and-bone groups that actually get out there and try to impact lives.

I’d like to ask for feedback on this piece and in response, how we at Interrace Today, could do more in terms of listing Resources and getting more involved online and offline.

 

Black Women and AIDS: What Is Going On?

It’s almost like the story of the lemmings willingly jumping off the cliff because they don’t know any better.

What is going on with black women and AIDS? Why can’t they stop contracting it at every turn?

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English: The Red ribbon is a symbol for solidarity with HIV-positive people and those living with AIDS. Français : Le Ruban rouge, symbole de la solidarité avec les personnes séro-positives. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

According to an August 7th piece by Andrea King Collier, appearing in TheBody.com, (here) hapless, befuddled-looking Nell Davis never meant to

contract AIDS, but at 64, apparently didn’t know how to avoid getting it, either.

 

And it’s not just clueless, lost women in their sixties getting the life-shortening plague, it’s 60 percent of all black women according to the saddening and frustrating piece.