YOUR BLACK BEAUTY: MAKE THE CHANGE NOW
Want Black women to achieve their beauty potential and receive the praise, attention, and recognition their beauty deserves? Then make the CHANGE! Black haircare professionals, Black sorority presidents, Black female pastors and church first ladies, Black elected governmental female officials, parents raising Black daughters, Black entertainers, Black female media figures, and Black men married to all of them, ALL OF YOU,
MAKE THE CHANGE!
What change am I talking about? The change is 1) Black women, forever, wearing only a bald head, an Afro, or SisterlocksTM, and 2) Black men, in your warmest, sincerest, and tactful manner, ask Black women to adopt bald head, Afro, and SisterlocksTM hairstyling. That is the change. Why SINGLE YOU OUT, PUT YOU ON BLAST, CHRISTEN YOU among the nearly eight BILLION people living in the world? Well, SOMEONE has to take the lead, appear in public CONFIDENT, NOT ASHAMED, AND UNAPOLOGETIC about Black women ONLY wearing bald heads, Afros, and SisterlocksTM. ATTENTION Black haircare professionals, Black sorority presidents, Black female pastors and church first ladies, Black elected governmental female officials, parents raising Black daughters, Black entertainers, Black female media figures, and Black men married to all of them,
Who tagged you? YOUR ANCESTORS DID! Society prevented your ancestors from achieving their beauty potential and receiving the praise, attention, and recognition their physical beauty deserved. UNIMAGINABLE physical and emotional scarring, neglect, and abuse from living in slavery and jim crow conditions prohibited them from achieving their beauty potential and receiving the praise, attention, and recognition their physical beauty deserved. They wanted BETTER for you, fought for it, and made conditions possible for you to achieve your beauty potential. To honor their efforts, you MUST groom or promote the grooming of natural coily hair in ways THEY NEVER COULD.
Black haircare professionals, Black sorority presidents, Black female pastors and church first ladies, Black elected governmental female officials, parents raising Black daughters, Black entertainers, Black female media figures, and Black men married to all of them, you MUST take the lead. Are you afraid? Your fear is understandable. Leadership scares MOST people. However, DO NOT DISAPPOINT your ancestors by letting fear destroy your willingness to pioneer necessary changes in Black women’s haircare. Most successful leaders lead scared, not letting leadership duties paralyze them. Although scared, THEY STILL LEAD! Black haircare professionals, Black sorority presidents, Black female pastors and church first ladies, Black elected governmental female officials, parents raising Black daughters, Black entertainers, Black female media figures, and Black men married to all of them, you MUST do likewise! Black women need your leadership. You possess media tools, influences, privileges, fame, and exposure your ancestors NEVER POSSESSED so put on your BIG BOY DRAWERS AND BIG GIRL PANTIES and lead Black women to hairstyles changes they need to realize their beauty potential.
Black men, ESPECIALLY Black fathers, NEVER underestimate how PROFOUNDLY you can influence Black women’s hairstyle decisions. Believe it or not, Black women INTENSELY DESIRE your adoration. Black men’s adoration, especially their approval, acceptance, and support GREATLY matter to Black women. They will feel adored if you approve, accept, and support their wearing a bald head, an Afro, or SisterlocksTM. So with great enthusiasm, express your acceptance, approval, and support of their wearing a bald head, an Afro, or SisterlocksTM. This approach gives you the GREATEST chance of persuading Black women to PERMANENTLY adopt bald head, an Afro, or SisterlocksTM hairstyling.
If, by the SMALLEST CHANCE, you fail to convince Black women to adopt a bald head, an Afro, or SisterlocksTM hairstyling, then do your best to ensure your daughters do not suffer hair traumas and destruction of past generations of Black women. Equip yourselves with the latest information about bald head, Afros and SisterlocksTM haircare. After doing so, MAKE your daughters wear the hairstyle best for achieving their beauty potential. DO NOT ASK YOUR DAUGHTERS’ PERMISSION TO CHOOSE THEIR HAIRSTYLE! Behave like RESPONSIBLE parents and make an informed hairstyle choice FOR them. Of course, no harm occurs in asking for and listening to your daughters’ thoughts about hairstyles they best like. However, as you listen to them, inform them about the benefits of wearing a bald head, an Afro, and SisterlocksTM. After considering their opinions, PLEASE, in no uncertain terms, LOVINGLY make it KNOWN they can ONLY choose to wear a bald head, an Afro, or SisterlocksTM! Why limit their choice to those three hairstyles? One SIMPLE Reason: those three hairstyles--a bald head, an Afro, or SisterlocksTM--BEST compliment, highlight, accentuate, and harmonize with Black women’s physical beauty.
DO NOT THINK you will stand as the world’s only parents making unilateral hair choices for their daughters! Parents in SOME African cultures unilaterally make hair decisions for their daughters. In some Ghanaian, Nigerian, and Togo cultures, parents AND governments require their school-age children wear short natural hairstyles until they graduate high school. Their requirement guarantees homogeneity: every student dons the same hairstyle. Their children go to school without competing with fellow students for best hairstyle honors and without shedding tears over bad haircuts or hairstyle days. This requirement ensures their children go to school without hair distractions since hair does not cover their faces, always appears neat and presentable, and does not develop a fertile bed for lice. Black fathers, DO LIKEWISE AND FOLLOW SUIT! In your American social circle, you may find yourself the pioneering parents after making your school-age daughters wear short Afro or near-bald hairstyles. Do not let your pioneering ways make you fret loneliness or ostracism. Other parents will notice your daughters’ haircare and QUICKLY follow your lead. Shortly, more parents will recognize the financial, health, time, social, and academic logic and benefits of your daughters’ wearing short natural hairstyles and will insist their school-age daughters also do likewise.
EXPECT SOME PUSHBACK FROM YOUR DAUGHTERS. Expect some of your daughters to disagree with your hairstyle choices. In the short run, they may even HATE wearing your chosen hairstyles and behave in ways VERY TAXING to your patience. Stay FIRM BUT TACTFUL in reminding them about the logic and benefits of your hairstyle decisions. In the long run, they will value their hair and scalp not suffering the same traumas and destruction common among their peers and Black women of generations past.
Haircare Professionals, stop offering relaxer and curly perm services and Black women will have NO CHOICE but to seriously consider changing their haircare. NOW, WAIT A MINUTE! Do not, WITHOUT WARNING, tell Black women you no longer will offer relaxer and curly perm services! Be smart about it and behave like responsible business people. Before eliminating your relaxer and curly perm services, THOROUGHLY EDUCATE your clients about the physical, emotional, and financial dangers of relaxed and curly perm hairstyling and the benefits of ONLY wearing bald heads, Afros, and SisterlocksTM.
Yes, in the short run, you will lose some clients and consequently suffer some financial losses. Even the best education will fail to stop some of your clients from leaving you and seeking haircare elsewhere. In the long run, however, if you hold firm to NEVER AGAIN offer relaxer and curly perm services, many of your lost clients will return to you DEMANDING bald head, Afro, or SisterlocksTM haircare. Think about this fact: did the market ask your permission to go from 8-track tapes to cassette; to floppy disks to CDs to flash drives; from videocassettes to DVDs; from desktop computers to laptops and pads? NO, THEY DID NOT! And you adjusted your lifestyle to those changes, DID YOU NOT? Of course you did! Many Black women will behave likewise. Again, if you thoroughly educate Black women on the physical, emotional, and financial DANGERS of relaxed and curly perm hairstyling and BENEFITS of only wearing bald heads, Afros, and SisterlocksTM, then they eventually will stop demanding relaxer and curly perm services and will return to you EAGER to spend their money on your bald head, Afro, and SisterlocksTM haircare.
Sorority Presidents, your sorority member will model your behavior. If you wear a particular hairstyle, your sorority members will feel SOMEWHAT COMPELLED to adopt the same hairstyle. Wear a bald head, an Afro, and SisterlocksTM and your sorority members LIKELY will follow suit. Your hairstyle becomes your cachet’. Use your cachet’ to persuade your sorority members to stop wearing relaxed and curly-perm hairstyles and permanently adopt bald head, an Afro, or SisterlocksTM hairstyling.
Female Pastors and Church First Ladies, your members also will model your behavior. Many of them will honor ANY dress code you establish and model. If you wear a bald head, an Afro, or SisterlocksTM, to honor your dress code and to feel one with you, they also will adopt that hairstyle.
Single Mothers, most daughters want to emulate their mothers. They want to dress, speak, and wear makeup like their mothers. So, if you wear a bald head, an Afro, or SisterlocksTM, your daughters will want to do likewise. Even if your daughters’ peers make fun of them wearing the same hairstyles you do, your daughters will find strength to endure peer teasing because they will find solace from YOU wearing the same hairstyles.
Some Authority Personnel can establish dress codes for their organizations. If your organizations grant you that authority and you want to make your Black female members and employees FEEL VALUED, then OFFICIALLY MAKE dress codes reflect bald heads, Afros, and SisterlocksTM as acceptable hairstyles. Do you fear employer BACKLASH from you action? Do not! Most employers will gladly accept Black women wearing refined, stylish, and image-flattering versions of bald heads, Afros, and SisterlocksTM. They will NOT ACCEPT Black women wearing the ARTIEST, DISHEVELED, MULTI-COLORED, UNSTRUCTURED ONES!
Public Figures, namely Black entertainers, models, actors, sports figures, newscasters, talk show hosts, and television personalities, your fame, media exposure, and business connections position you to immediately and immensely impact public opinion. Use that power to sway Black women worldwide to don a bald head, an Afro, or SisterlocksTM. What would happen if the following accomplished, influential women started wearing bald heads, Afros, or SisterlocksTM?
* Singers/Songswriters/Thespians Beyonce’, Cardi B, Janelle Monae', Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton, Rihanna, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Chaka Khan, Nicki Minaj, and Mary J. Blige *
* Gospel Singers CeCe Winans, Yolanda Adams, and Mary Mary *
* Media Executive Oprah Winfrey *
* Television Hosts Wendy Williams and Sheryl Underwood *
* Television Personality Amarosa Manigault Newman *
* Love and Hip Hop Female Stars from Atlanta, Hollywood, and Miami, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Potomac, and Love and Marriage Huntsville Female Stars *
* Journalists Sheinelle Jones, Robin Roberts, Joy Reid, Jemele Hill, Tamron Hall, Soledad O’Brien, Gayle King, Tamron Hall, Deborah Roberts, April Ryan, and Abby Phillip *
* Thespians Mo’nique, Robin Givens, Halle Berry, Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Angela Bassett, Queen Latifah, and Gabrielle Union *
* Tennis Players Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Sloane Stephens, and Coco Gauff *
* Gymnasts Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas *
* Fashion Models Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks *
* Attorneys Anita Hill, Kamala Harris and Michelle Obama *
* Educator Dr. Condoleesa Rice *
* Mayors Keisha Lance Bottoms, London Breed, Muriel Bowser, Vi Lyles,
Sharon Weston Broome, Latoya Cantrell, and Lori Lightfoot *
* EVERY Black Female News Correspondent *
Again, what would happen if the aforementioned women started wearing bald heads, Afros, or SisterlocksTM? Black women WORLDWIDE would take STRICT notice, STRONGLY identify with them, take IMMEDIATE courage, and start balding their heads and wearing Afros and SisterlocksTM.
Black men, Black haircare professionals, Black sorority presidents, Black female pastors and church first ladies, Black authority officials, parents raising Black daughters, and Black public figures, take the lead in Black women practicing better haircare. However, do not let even the thought of assuming a leader position intimidate or overwhelm you. You will just act as an INTERIM leader using your media exposure, fame, and influence to convince Black women to stop wearing relaxed and curly perm hairstyles and start wearing a bald head, an Afro, or SisterlocksTM. PLEASE, do not feel you must take SOLE responsibility for every Black woman achieving their beauty potential. EVERY BLACK ADULT has shared responsibility for Black women achieving their beauty potential. That success or failure does NOT solely depend on a few individuals or groups. A few persons here and there cannot accomplish this feat. A few individuals here and there displaying mature natural coily hair will not represent all Black women finally making it. COLLECTIVELY, Black women must stop using relaxers and curly perms so COLLECTIVELY their beauty achieves its potential. Black beauty CANNOT permanently achieve its potential with single beauty success stories. Unified, Black women must stop using relaxers and curly perms to PERMANENTLY ESTABLISH bald heads, Afros, and SisterlocksTM as hairstyle mainstays in Black culture. No group can successfully exercise its power to accomplish anything if its members operate INDEPENDENT of the group. Group power can only demonstrate its strength IN A COLLECTIVE STATE, NOT IN INDIVIDUALISM. Likewise, Black women cannot convince other Black women to stop using relaxers and curly perms if only a few Black women or groups agree to do so. Collectively, Black women must stop using relaxers and curly perms. Only their COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOR can permanently ensure Black beauty achieves its potential. Black men, Black haircare professionals, Black sorority presidents, Black female pastors and church first ladies, Black authority officials, parents raising Black daughters, and Black public figures, UNTIL Black women achieve that collective beauty success, let Black beauty TEMPORARILY ride on your shoulders. What does that mean and entail? That means and entails you taking the lead, temporarily using every form of your media power and influence to flood the world with images of Black women enjoying the benefits of permanently wearing bald heads, Afros, and SisterlocksTM. Again, you forever will not shoulder leader responsibilities. SHORTLY, you can relinquish your leadership duties because you will notice Black women COLLECTIVELY, QUICKLY, AND PERMANENTLY adopting bald head, Afro, and SisterlocksTM hairstyles.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND, not every Black woman will support your efforts. Black women will suffer some casualties. Despite medical warnings and physical and financial evidence of WIDESPREAD IRREVERSIBLE hair and scalp damages, some Black women INTENTIONALLY will not heed those warnings and evidence and stop using relaxers and curly perms. Some Black women will HAPPILY continue practicing relaxed and curly perm hairstyling with VERY LITTLE TO NO REGARD for those practices destroying their health, finances, emotions, and reputations. As the saying goes, “NOT EVERYONE WANDERING IS LOST”. For Black women staying loyal to relaxer and curly perm hairstyling, consider them beyond your help and tactfully, sympathetically, and empathetically WITHDRAW YOUR CONCERN for their haircare. Is such a HARD-LINE approach necessary? Yes, VERY necessary! You canNOT save every Black woman from hair and scalp damages. You will waste your energy mourning Black women not interested in that kind of salvation. Consequently, nothing you can do will stop their hair, health, finances, emotions, and reputations from dying a slow and agonizing PUBLIC death.
Instead of mourning Black women refusing to stop using relaxers and curly perms, invest your energies ONLY in Black women desiring better health, finances, emotions, and reputations. UNAPOLOGETICALLY, TACTFULLY, BUT RESOLUTELY push THOSE Black women to renounce their loyalty to relaxers and curly perm hairstyling. Continue your push until the MAJORITY of Black women NEVER think of wearing a hairstyle OTHER THAN a bald head, an Afro, or SisterlocksTM.
Black men, Black haircare professionals, Black sorority presidents, Black female pastors and church first ladies, Black authority officials, parents raising Black daughters, and Black public figures, time to lead Black women towards their beauty potential. When should the journey begin?
Why the rush? The physical, emotional, and financial suffering of AT LEAST THREE GENERATION of Black women demand immediate attention. At least three generations of Black women have endured IRREVERSIBLE hair and scalp damage, CHRONIC emotional challenges, and persistent PSYCHOLOGICAL issues from wearing relaxed and curly perm hairstyles. Let us not forget about the financial drain from Black pocket books. Some research results value the Black haircare industry at $2.5 BILLION with Black women annually spending $473 million in total haircare, NEARLY NINE TIMES MORE than women of other ethnicities. Unfortunately, these statistics do not accurately reflect the amount of money Black women spend on their hair. MOST research on Black haircare reflects VERY CONSERVATIVE industry valuations and annual spending totals. Why? They do so because they EXCLUDE Black women’s spending on accessories, wigs, or electric styling equipment. Now, if THAT SPENDING were included in Black haircare statistics, Black haircare activity would record industry valuations and annual spending totals possibly TOPPING the wealth of some third world nations. Also, think about the number of Chinese, Indian, Arab, and Korean manufacturing, distributing, and retailing businesses Black haircare spending has created. QUESTION: how many Black people have secured jobs with those businesses? Domestically and internationally, Black haircare has created hundreds, maybe thousands of jobs and gigantic profits for NON-BLACK people and companies, many and much of which Black culture reaps a PALTRY SHARE.
So, why the rush, you ask? Two reasons necessitate the rush. One, Black women can no longer endure the physical, emotional, and financial drain, shame, exhaustion, and embarrassment from their relaxed and curly perm hairstyling. They urgently, extraordinarily, and privately CRAVE AND SEEK RELIEF from those conditions. Two, and most importantly, Black women IMMEDIATELY want to enjoy their REMAINING life, as much as possible, wearing the version of bald head, Afro, or SisterlocksTM making them look and feel their physical, emotional, and financial best.