What Black Men REALLY Think About Black Women With Natural Hair

It’s clear with the recent massive influx of websites, blogs, vlogs and youtube videos dedicated to the natural-hair wave of popularity that has been occuring recently that Black women are increasingly becoming more comfortable with their natural hairbut what do Black Men think?

Especially coming out of the last couple of decades where weave and wig technology has increased at the same rate that the United States space shuttle program has. Now its nothing for any hardback, Danny Glover Looking chick to walk around with tresses that would make Rapunzel jealous...and Black men have become accustomed to NOT seeing your natural hair for so long, many of us walk the streets and look at you like you just asked us to co-sign a car loan for you – it’s not because you look bad, it’s just because we are shocked you are bringing it out.

My personal opinion is that not enough Black women are wearing their hair natural, when they would look way more gorgeous without the played out Donkey-from-Shrek hair. What we should do is encourage more young Black girls to embrace their hair and stop putting chemicals in their head at five and six years old. And I notice I’m not alone on this one Black women, more and more Black men are stepping away from the wig-wearers and lace-front addicts and seeing the natural beauty in Black women. The ball’s in your court now, so are gonna STAY natural or keep reaching for the Eeyore hair?

This Is Your Conscience

p.s. Yes, I DO realize the irony of using this picture of bald-a*s Erykah Badu, but I love it nonetheless so your point will be made null and void at this point.

When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog ThisIsYourConscience.com, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.