YOUR BLACK BEAUTY: RECOGNITION DESERVED AND DENIED
Black women, three features make you the most beautiful woman ever created. ONE, you possess the MOST spectrum-spanning, color-rich skin ever created. TWO, you possess the MOST voluptuous, delicious, kissable, cupid bow-shape mouths ever felt. THREE, you possess the MOST bodaciously-curvaceous, traffic-stopping bodies ever seen. Other women try to replicate your features: copying the fullness of your lips, coloring of our skin, curves of your bodies, and versatiltiy of your hair.Their attempts, however, frequently result in something beautiful, but AT BEST, falling short in form and fashion to your physical features. Granted, other women possess gorgeous physical beauty, but NONE to the degree YOU do!
You Are THE World’s MOST Beautiful Woman!
Yes, MUCH of the world considers White women the gold standard for feminine physical beauty. Have you ever thought about how White women have accomplished that position? The secret: MASTERFUL MARKETING! Influential and staunch supporters of White female beauty strategically have used the world’s most effective media to thoroughly and relentlessly advertise White female beauty throughout the world. Through masterful use of TV, internet, radio, and print media, White female beauty supporters have MOST of the world crowning a White woman as The World’s Most Beautiful Woman.
Does she deserve that title? Like all women, White women deserve praise and recognition for their physical beauty. They, however, do NOT deserve the beauty TITLE for it. Why? Black women’s inimitable color-rich skin provides the perfect canvass for displaying well-defined cheeks, full and voluptuous lips, strong and prominent noses, and iridescent makeup colors. Their full, kissable, delicious, voluptuous mouths convey the greatest pleasure without speaking a word and attract and calm onlookers with just the slightest upward turn.1 Their bodaciously-curvaceous bodies reflect and embody some of the most stunning, breathless, poignant, seductive, and mesmerizing physical living sculptures imaginable.2 SOOOO influential their curves, architecture, decor, clothing, and photography have EXTRAVAGANTLY embraced them. No woman EVER created has possessed physical beauty coming close to matching the physical beauty of Black women. In form, behavior, and fashion, their skin coloring, mouth shapes, and body curves stand superior to those of ALL other women. Black women, in form, behavior, and fashion, the title “The World’s Most Beautiful Woman” really belongs EXCLUSIVELY to you.
Black women, am I telling you information you already know? No, you SAY? If that is the case, then I have a GIGANTIC bone to pick with you! RIGHTFULLY knowing your physical beauty stands superior to ALL others, how can you stay loyal to wearing relaxed and curly perm hairstyles? Do you know wearing those hairstyles destroys your health, finances, reputations, and emotions? How so, you ask? They destroy them by making them vulnerable to OBESITY, DERMATITIS, EARLY PUBERTY, CANCERS, AND FIBROIDS.
AaaahHaaaaaaa! This information surprises you, does it not? OF COURSE IT DOES! Since it does, let me quickly describe how wearing relaxed and curly perm hairstyles foster these medical conditions.
LET US START WITH OBESITY.
Does the obesity claim indict relaxed and curly perm hairstyles as the MAIN cause of obesity? No! Just the wearing of relaxed or curly-permed hairstyles alone CANNOT DIRECTLY cause obesity. Has medical science validated the correlation among hairstyles, physical inactivity, and obesity? Not to my knowledge. The medical community probably does not know the correlation exists since I have yet to read any medical journals, news flashes, or updates claiming so. But the correlation DOES exist, and manifests itself through the behavior of many Black women wearing relaxed and curly perm hairstyles. Wearing relaxed or curly-permed hair increases their desire to avoid water in any form: humidity, perspiration, snow, or rain. SO WHAT, you say? HERE IS WHAT! Water and relaxed or curly perm hairstyling do not get along because water destroys that ”JUST-DONE” or “FRESH” look of a relaxed or curly perm hairstyle. To ensure that hairstyle stays “just-done” or “fresh” looking as long as possible, Black women go to great lengths to avoid any activity involving water: swimming, exercise, outdoor dining, golfing, hiking, and riding in convertible vehicles. Their avoidance of any water-producing activity, in the long run, contributes greatly to the majority of Black women living with obesity.
OBESITY: A MEDICAL CONDITION INDIRECTLY CAUSED BY
CHRONIC WEARING OF RELAXED AND CURLY PERM HAIRSTYLES.
Next, many Black women experience dermatitis (skin inflammation) from wearing relaxed and curly perm hairstyles. The different hydroxides in relaxers and the ammonium thioglycolate in curly perm re-arrangers inflame scalps and skin around ear, neck, and facial areas. With repeated application of these products on those areas, the inflammation becomes severe, damages hair follicles, and in many cases, results in permanent scarring and irreversible hair loss.
SO WE HAVE OBESITY AND DERMATITIS FROM WEARING RELAXED
AND CURLY PERM HAIRSTYLES. WE ALSO HAVE EARLY
PUBERTY FROM WEARING THOSE HAIRSTYLES.
Have you noticed how many more young Black girls(fifteen years old and younger) physically maturing earlier than generations past? ONE REASON: relaxed and curly perm hairstyle grooming practices. Those practices foster early puberty for Black girls. Some grooming products designed to maintain relaxed and curly perm hairstyles contain estrogen, placenta, and other hormone-containing extracts. Some studies report these extracts prompting a greater number of girls starting puberty at a much younger age. According to these studies, the typical American girl usually gets her first period at about age fifteen. Today, the typical American girl develops breast between the ages nine and ten, pubic hair before the age eleven, underarm hair before the age twelve, and gets her period between the ages twelve and one-half and thirteen. For those girls treating their natural, coily hair with relaxer and curly perm products, they enter puberty about twelve to twenty-one months sooner and tend to get their first period earlier, typically at age twelve.
LET US NOT FORGET CANCERS!
Relaxer and curly perm ingredients contain cell-destroying molecules called free radicals. Weekly grooming with relaxer and curly perm products inject free radicals into Black female bodies, filling them with several DOCUMENTED medical conditions: cancers, diseases, sensitivities, and malfunctions: respiratory problems, blood and lung cancers, chromosomal damage, malignancies, immune dysfunctions, toxicities, and chemical sensitivities(headaches, loss of breath, fatigue, memory loss, and dizziness), leg, neck, scalp, forehead, and eyelid swelling, eye irritation, ear rash, and low blood sugar. These medical conditions prevent Black women’s body systems( skeletal, nervous, muscular, respiratory, endocrine, immune, cardiovascular/circulatory, urinary, integumentary(hair, skin and nails), reproductive, and digestive) from either functioning normally or developing completely.
LET US RECAP A LITTLE. WE HAVE OBESITY, DERMATITIS, EARLY PUBERTY, AND
CANCERS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING FROM WEARING RELAXED
AND CURLY PERM HAIRSTYLES. FINALLY, WE HAVE FIBROIDS.
Relaxed and curly perm hairstyling foster fibroids, the most prevalent, troublesome reproductive disorder among Black women. Since the MAJORITY of Black women suffer with obesity, their bodies contain excessive fat. Their bodies react to the excessive fat by converting it to estrogen, the main contributor to fibroid development. Many Black women also groom their hair and scalps with estrogen-rich products. This grooming practice injects additional estrogen into their bodies. Both estrogen sources (from excessive body fat and grooming products) create estrogen overload. The estrogen overload produce heightened estrogen levels, a condition responsible for fibroid development.
What makes obesity, dermatitis, early puberty, cancer, and fibroid exposure possible? Partially blame that exposure on misinformed haircare professionals and unethical marketers! MISINFORMED haircare professionals and UNETHICAL marketers have fooled Black women into thinking relaxers and curly perms act as harmless cosmetics, something anyone can apply to the heads of Black women and wash off without any side effects. Not so! Relaxers and curly perms behave like DRAIN CLEANERS. No way, you say? Yes way! Relaxers and curly perms dissolve hair JUST LIKE drain cleaners because they contain the SAME hair-dissolving ingredient, sodium or calcium hydroxide, a product capable of causing blindness and serious burns IF TOUCHED and fatal results IF SWALLOWED.
Why do haircare professionals and marketers behave in such a misinformed and unethical manner? Most haircare professionals behave so AWARE relaxer and curly perms burn skin and break hair but UNAWARE they foster obesity, dermatitis, cancers, early puberty, and fibroids. Marketers, on the other hand, understand the extensive damage relaxers and curly perms can cause, as evinced by some of the following product warning label information displayed on relaxer and curly perm containers:
PRODUCT WARNING LABEL INFORMATION:
For Professional Use Only.
Read Warnings and Directions Carefully Before Proceeding.
Contains Sodium Hydroxide.
Serious Injury May Result If Relaxer Is Ingested.
Failure to Follow Directions Carefully Could Result
In Injury or Damage to Hair, Skin, or Eyes.
Avoid Product Contact with Skin or Eyes.
Warning statements like these do not appear on containers of harmless products. THEY DO ON DANGEROUS ONES! Both haircare professionals and marketers understand relaxers and curly perms fall into that dangerous category. Even if haircare professionals and marketers do not EQUALLY understand their dangers, to whatever degree their understandings differ, that difference does not deter them from using and marketing relaxers and curly perms to Black women. How can one explain their behavior?
One Very Simple Reason:
It pays BIG TIME! Collectively, haircare professionals and marketers make gargantuan profits selling relaxers and curly perms to Black women. So much so, Asian, Indian, and Arab capitalists have built worldwide cosmetic industries and economies on Black haircare spending. Easy to believe with some market researchers CONSERVATIVELY valuing the Black hair care industry at 2.5 BILLION dollars and Black women ANNUALLY spending at least 473 million dollars in total haircare.
RELAXED AND CURLY PERM HAIRSTYLING CAUSE OR FOSTER MORE THAN JUST PHYSICAL TRAUMAS. THEY ALSO ALTER REPUTATIONS AND CHANGE EMOTIONS.
Tainted reputations extend from Black women’s noteworthy spending on relaxed and curly perm haircare. Instead of wearing bald heads, Afros, and SisterlocksTM to highlight, compliment, and accentuate their matchless physical beauty, Black women disproportionally spend money on and publicly sport some of the artiest, disheveled, unkempt, unstructured, and hygiene-poor relaxed and curly perm hairstyles. Their behaviors have negatively shaped public opinions and attracted warranted criticism, in some extreme cases, ostracism, all having worked AGAINST the world crowning Black women as THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN!
Disproportionate spending reflects the emotional tolls relaxed and curly perm haircare have taken on many Black women. After suffering degrees of hairstyle-induced obesity, dermatitis, cancers, early puberty, and fibroids, many Black women have lacked confidences in and comforts with their physical beauty. They also have demonstrated perpetual habits of negatively assessing their physical beauty. These behaviors have caused many Black women to experience frustration, confusion, depression, and when left unchecked, suicidal thoughts or acts.3
QUESTION: can the beauty of Black women mature, exhibit magnificence, and reign supreme while facing negative industry and marketing activities, financial drains, and poor medical conditions? It cannot and has not! The physical destruction of at least three generation of Black women evinces this reality.
1. LUSCIOUS LIPS – Elton X. Tinsley, Shoptalk, page 36, April 1997.
2. Wording/phrasing, not meaning, borrowed from MAKING FACES, Kevyn Aucoin, page 120.
3. Wording/phrasing, not meaning, borrowed from MAKING FACES, Kevyn Aucoin, page 116.