Why women are returning to their roots
May 22, 2017

Why women are returning to their roots

Saw this great article on Black Natural hair and why women are returning to their roots.

The natural hair movement embraces black hair that is free from extensions, wigs or straightening chemicals. But why is natural hair seen as political and what kind of support does the movement have in Britain?

When Kadian Pow was visiting London from the US in 2009 she was inspired to have her relaxed hair cut off and grow her natural curls after seeing a Matalan advert featuring a black model sporting an afro.

She says: “I was jealous of a model on a billboard. But I quickly snapped out of it, realising my own hair could do that.

“By the time I returned to the States, I had resolved to stop relaxing the roots of my sleek bob. Four months before moving permanently to the UK in April 2010, I had my hairdresser cut off the relaxed hair.

“I was left with a short crop of curls, what we in the natural hair community call a teeny weeny afro (TWA).”

Read the full article over at the BBC.