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Why Is Long Hair So Coveted In The Black Community?

Lynn Keys asks via FB
Why is long hair so coveted in the black community? What is the point of having long hair if it isn’t healthy? And why when a woman cuts her hair sort it seems to be so taboo? Or even talking about cutting your hair off it just seems so crazy to some people? My hair is 3-4inches past bra strap length and i want to chop it off. And people who i have talked to about it act like I’m crazy. What is with that?

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  1. Smonty1227 says:

    Long hair is coveted because today most do not have the patience to work on healthly hair to grow it long. When others see long hair their first thought is “Is that a weave?”, “Is that all your hair?”. We quickly want what we see which is the length that other races seem to enjoy. Believe it or not, I’ve been asked by a few of the Asian race why don’t black women have edges? I would not be surprised if other races believe that we cannot grow hair long with all the weaves and wigs. While we did not invent weaves or wigs (and truth be told they weren’t made for us as we are NOT the only ones who wear them) that we cannot grow our own hair. It isn’t about what other races believe as much as others in our community don’t believe it either.

    Short hair is “taboo” based on the Bible that a woman’s hair is her covering.

  2. Because it’s so elusive and “rare” in our community. How many black women do we personally know with long, healthy hair? The fact that it’s uncommon turns it into a prized possession; something that women are expected to treasure. The importance of hair in itself has been an aspect in our culture starting with our ancestors. Couple that with the idea that long hair has been equated to be, and you’ll have a community that considers long hair (healthy or not) to be superior.

    1. Nadiyah Abdus-Shakur says:

      I wish more women especially sisters knew that having long healthy hair is no-where near as hard to achieve as most people believe. I want to market my own line of hair vitamins cause nothing that you use topically no matter how good it is can help your hair grow as fast and healthy as nourishing your body from the inside out. There are many on the market today that will help your hair grow more than 1 inch per month. Not saying that this one will, everyone is different, but I know what they did for me. Please check this link out, and pass it on to all the sistas you know.
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  3. Because it is just gorgeous…a woman’s glory!

    1. Nadiyah Abdus-Shakur says:

      I AGREE A WOMAN’S HAIR WEATHER SHE IS BLACK, WHITE OR PURPLE SUBCONSCIOUSLY IS HER “CROWN” AND WHEN YOU HAVE A FULL GORGEOUS HEALTHY HEAD OF IT, IT SPEAKS TO YOUR OWN HEALTH, AND VITALITY. IT IS A MYTH THAT BLACK WOMEN CAN’T HAVE LONG GORGEOUS LOCKS, MOST JUST ARE IGNORANT AS TO HOW TO GROW AND TAKE CARE OF IT. I PLAN TO CHANGE ALL THAT ONCE I BECOME QUEEN OF THIS WORLD.

  4. All communities love women with long hair, not just a black thing. I think, if anything, there are more diverse ideas of beauty in our community than any other. But like most things, its a man thing. A lot if not most men prefer long hair as a symbol of femininity and sensuality and women embrace that standard and reinforce it.

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