We feed the beast because we have not put a stop to it. We complain so much about the loss of wealth, yet we are the ones watching some Black women throwing money straight to the pockets of Hell. Tell them to stop it! The Koreans dominate the market and work tirelessly to push Black business out or keep Black businesses from entering the market; fair business practices be damned. The blame lies on the shoulders of those Black women! You will not be scolded to stop supporting Korean hair businesses; just know that your decision has dire consequences for your sisters and brothers. One of those consequences is the jobless rate. If you notice, Black folk don’t work in Korean owned shops.
It is ironic that some Black women buy weaves and wigs that are made from every other ethic type of hair but African. They even purchase animal hair, you know, the tail that gets shat upon on a regular basis. Those weaves and wigs that some think are cute are in fact, extremely dangerous. The wigs and weaves permanently affect the hair follicles and the glues and other chemicals damage skin and internal organs. We have seen those Black women with their hairlines back to their ears; the missing kitchen; the bald spots; the tortured ends; and thinned out manes. The fact that these conditions were created by conscious decisions is disturbing.
But seriously, instead of putting those Black women down, let us uplift them and encourage them to show off their natural beauty. Tired and lame excuses are no longer acceptable. Lead by example. Every single day, I feel joy when I encounter a natural beauty. Natural is a daily event because more career women are going natural every day. I always make a point to compliment them on their hair and I sincerely mean the tribute. I love hearing about the stories of going natural and the search for the right product to resolve the hair concern of the day. I am simply satisfied with olive oil, shea butter, and coconut oil or various combinations of two or three. Yes, I realize that Black owned businesses are not the suppliers of the oils; however, I certainly see Black folks working in the markets or grocery stores where the items are purchased. I always purchase shea butter from a one who looks like me… a natural wonder.
Black Organic will always support natural hair and the next generation in the Black Organic family will never know the pain and poverty associated with the hair industrial complex. Choose pay nature forward. Go natural for our mental, physical and financial health. Go natural because it is the right thing to do.