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Originally posted by Kocolicious:
fro True dat. There are some Black women who are ridiculous when it comes to HAIR. Purple braidsEek Get out of here! But true. I've also seen pink, blue, bright red and burgundy braids as well.



And then there are the black women who dye their hair a platinum blonde, and many of them have dark skin. I personally think sistas should stay away from blonde hair because it looks ridiculous on us.

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Originally posted by Kocolicious:While I wouldn't go that far with the pink, blue and bright red....I have seen some braids in burgundy and various ranges of chestnut to copper color that were ABSOLUTELY beautiful!


I wouldn't consider burgundy or variations of brown to be bad. In fact, I would go as far as saying that MOST black women can pull off light brown hair.

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Originally posted by Kocolicious:I think our ancestors were soooo debased about their hair that it continues to transcend generationally. And those who are jealous about hair....are trifling, ghetto and small women.


AMEN!

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Originally posted by Kocolicious:My question, but are you raising your kids?! Stressin' over somebody's hair...but are you feeding your children balanced meals? Our priorities continues to be twisted and misdirected.


My thoughts exactly.

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Originally posted by Kocolicious:But I do understand the fascination about our hair...I do. Remember, blackfolks [women] are the ONLY ones that can do a variety of things with their hair....no other culture can do that. And let's not forget that back in the slavery days, massa's wife had the slave girl standing on her feet for 2 to 3 hours brushing that tangled so-called straight mess....while the slave girl wore a "rag"....not because she couldn't comb her OWN hair but because her hair was soooo damaged and uncombed for years...it smelled and was sometimes covered with lice...which came from being in MASSA'S HOUSEHOLD or from slave ships [riddled with unclean filthy crewmen] that brought her and her family to America! It is so many reasons why blackfolks have issues about HAIR. However, this is where some of the issues derived. fro


Sad but true.
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