Natural Hair Revolution – Simple Trend or Complex Truth

Natural Hair – Simple Trend Or Complex Truth from Amberly Moore on Vimeo.

The natural hair revolution has proven to be a force to be reckoned with as it has managed to comb over every part of the USA and beyond. Major chain stores such as: Walmart, Target, CVS and Walgreens along with your everyday, local beauty supply stores have even begun to stock its shelves with natural ladies’ (better known as “naturalistas”) favorite hair products that were once upon a time only available for purchase via the World Wide Web.

The natural hair movement has also brought about nationwide meet ups and groups in which women –and men, get together and learn new facts, products, styles and tips about natural hair as well as express and exchange ideas and their hair and health journey through it all.

“It has become like a sisterhood,” many of the women proclaimed this past Sunday, August 4, 2013 at the Nappiology monthly meet up at the Frisco Library.

Natural hair trends infographic (Courtesy of: loccessories.net)

Natural hair trends infographic (Courtesy of: loccessories.net)

But with any beauty or style revolution that takes place in the masses comes along with it the talk of it becoming “trendy” or being a “fad”.

Kandice Shields, who has now been a naturalista since the fall of 2010 said, “When people say it’s a fad, that people are just jumping on the bandwagon, I think it’s true!”

Shields goes on to say, “I think for the most part people that are jumping on the bandwagon are now embracing the change because it is now more accepting and because of this very reason it is here to last.”

Founder of Nappiology, De Phillips Johnson, who is a “23 year nappy and counting” naturalista, agrees natural hair is here to stay and does not like calling it a “fad”, at all.

“Do I think it’s a fad? NO!” Johnson says with a “matter-of-fact” smirk. “I think it’s a point now where women are taking better care of themselves.” Johnson concludes saying, “Going natural makes you recognize all the health benefits which in return makes this more than a hair movement, but an overall health movement.”

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