“BLACK HAIR IS…” IS A DEBATE THAT EXPLORES IDEAS OF WHAT BLACK HAIR SHOULD BE AND WHAT IT ACTUALLY IS
In Partnership with Smooth ‘N Shine
NEW YORK – Un-ruly.com, a digital beauty platform dedicated to Black hair and women, presents Black Hair Is…, a debate created in partnership with Smooth ‘N Shine, led by six women with relaxed hair and six women with natural hair that explores ideas of what Black Hair should be and what it actually is, by looking at the divides that exist in our community.
The debate is comprised of 12 videos covering topics that ask questions like ‘have you been judged for your hair,’ ‘can relaxed hair be healthy’ to ‘is our hair dividing us’ and ‘what is Black hair?’ The debate was launched because although we’re in a moment when we’re embracing the possibilities of our hair and praising its versatility, certain hairstyles and hair choices are still being penalized both within and outside the Black community. Hence the goal for the series is to contribute to creating an environment that allows differences and choices to stand on even ground.
Says Un-ruly Founder, Antonia Opiah, “Black hair is so versatile and diverse and our feelings and thoughts about it are equally diverse. Unfortunately, some hairstyles and textures, over time, have gotten a bad rap… As Black hair continues to evolve, the larger challenge moving forward will be to recognize just how diverse it is both in natural and altered states. We also have to unlearn the stereotypes and associations that were placed on various ways of wearing our hair. And I think with both of those things we can really embrace the diversity that lies in our diversity.”
Un-ruly has partnered with Smooth N’ Shine to release Black Hair Is… because they both celebrate the diversity of Black hair and are both on a mission of helping women of all hair types define their own beauty standard, and provide women with the perfect products for their perfect hair.
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