To Be or Not to Be…Relaxed or Natural that is the Question

By Brittney McMoore

Growing up it was the norm for little black girls and black women to have Relaxers to straighten their hair. So now that years have gone by and times have changed I ask you all… Why do some of us as black women still feel that we need to relax our hair?

              Black women have natural curly or kinky hair, which most people would call “nappy” hair. At one time in the work place it was frowned upon or considered unprofessional to not have pressed or relaxed hair, as a result many black women resorted to the chemical relaxer. The relaxer would straighten our natural curl making us look a little more “corporate.” 

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