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Reply to "Would Black women choose, date, or marry a brother who perms or straightens his hair?"

I wasn't going to chime in again..... but...

honestly....

many Black women's sense of beauty is derived from European standards......

I get that.....

I am natural..... have been for 13 years..... I have counseled women on going natural as well as helped women in the "transition" stage..... from perm to natural styling...
I have studied the history of the definition of beauty in this country and now how it affects Africa....

there are other considerations here.... when trying to understand why a Black woman will get a perm.....

1) European standards or beauty... including economic/job pressure... literally trying to hide her "naps" monthly with a perm.... or wanting to attract Black men who prefer this look (which is the majority)

2) Ease of care.... not from a European standard... but lackadaisical demeanor....

3) Curiosity

4) Genuinely likes the way her features pop out or are pronounced when she has a perm...

5) Tradition.... could care less about white women... Black male preference etc... she's just doing what always has been done by the women in her family and does not give it much thought thereafter....



Peace,
Virtue
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