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Can White Women With Curly Hair Have A Place In the Natural Hair Community Or Is It A Distraction?

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There is a controversy brewing in the natural hair community on whether white women can claim to be natural. This was spurred on by an article that was published on curlynikki.com about a Caucasian lady name Sarah here who had gone natural. The post has created quite a frenzy in the natural hair community. Even Jamilah Lemieux, a senior editor, of EBONY.com, responded with disapproval over the Curly Nikki post, here. Jamilah’s response provoked an even more jarring response from Curly Nikki herself to ebony.com by declaring she’s on the side of inclusion instead of exclusion, here.

The video below is just a continuation of this controversy which centered mostly on the use of the term ‘natural hair’. What does it mean to be natural for black women and how is it different from white women who never had to do anything to alter their hair texture?

I didn’t express my opinion on this matter not because I don’t have one, but I’m more curious to know yours.

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2 Comments

  1. It should remain Exclusive.
    We dont need white women taking over the image of Natural Hair.
    They have the world catered to their beauty, everyone in general thinks if you are closer to white, you are better off, skin bleaching, eyelid surgery, bleaching skin in india etc.

    Nikki response was a fail and totally didnt address the issue. Her site is white-owned anyway so of course she cares more about inclusion, for that money. Pitiful.

    We do not want them nor need them.
    Gladly most Black women agree to keep it exclusive, as it should be.

    • Natural hair is natural hair, whether black, white, etc. It’s not exclusive. Natural= not altered. You have issues. Deal with your hate.

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