Black Brazilian Women Share Despicable Response They Received for Wearing Their Natural Hair

A trio of Black Brazilian professionals speak to Essence Magazineabout the racial backlash they have received for wearing natural hair.

In part one of the three-part video series, “Afro-Brazilian Hair Stories,” communications strategist and artist Juliana Luna reveals that after she chopped off her hair, her mother thought she was crazy.

“After that I let my hair grow naturally,” she recalls. ” At the time no one really had that. My mom thought I was crazy … And I was trying to tell her I was not feeling like myself.”

 

However, attorney Marina Marçal has had a more dramatic responseto her natural hair. She tells Essence that her clients have questioned her skills and work ethic because of her curls.

“I’m fighting for this because I want my 1-year-old niece growing up making her own decisions – she can have straight hair and be fine, she can have curly hair and be fine,” Marçal says. “She has to feel proud of herself.”

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Nobody can make YOU do what YOU don't want to do. If YOU want to wear your hair natural, wear it natural.  We have more than enough problems here in "America", that WE can barely handle, let alone Brazil.

Dog hair is the "business" among Negropeans, there's nothing we can do about that. It's our choice what we do with OUR hair. Want to wear it Poodle style, wear it poodle style; want to wear it doggy style, wear it doggy style. If you have hair, thank your lucky stars. Heaps of Black women are bald as coots because they've murdered their hair follicles. 

All we can do is DO US. DO YOU. If someone likes it, good for them, if they don't, good for them. We can't please anybody. Please yourself.

You're worried about some damn curls, some of us can't drive a tractor through our shit, let alone a comb. We need a blow torch. We make it!!!! Somewhere along the line, we as whatever we are are going to have to tell everyone to STFU and mean it. Leave us ALONE!!

If you're trying to please a man or a woman, if they like you, your hair won't make a damn bit of difference. Wash it, keep it clean, make it smell delicious. Don't have any bugs crawling or mold in it. Don't smell like Mickey's monkey. Case closed.
 

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