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5 Reasons Why the Curl Pattern Hierarchy Is Working Against The Self-Loving Principles Of The Natural Hair Movement

Yes, categorizing natural hair is actually a thing! Popular blogger CurlyNikki was one of the first to introduce the idea of a natural hair type hierarchy. It classifies waves, curls and kinks into a number and letter, based on the hairs “type”… whatever that is. CurlyNikki and other hair typers have good intentions for the hierarchy. It’s meant to make it easier for naturals to identify what products work best for their hair. But the word heirarchy alone suggests that there is an order from greatest to least. Here’s how it’s working against the self-loving core of the natural hair movement:

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12 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why the Curl Pattern Hierarchy Is Working Against The Self-Loving Principles Of The Natural Hair Movement

  1. Natural hair movement, weave movement, relaxed hair movement…this is all so crazy….#priorities.

  2. Robert Jones says:

    Despite it ALL, Blacks STILL want to be ACCEPTABLE to whites.

  3. Personal choice is all that matters! I like to sport it all! It just depends on how I feel that day or the event I'm attending!! I like versatility

  4. We need to get to the point of "Let them keep their standards, this is OUR standard".

  5. "needs to be done"……..how deep we are in the world of deception when we see that the way we were born needs "doing".

  6. Robert Jones says:

    Absolutely! But white supremacy has a DEEP impact on the mental and after 400 years of NON-STOP indoctrination of white "beauty" and Black "ugliness" many Blacks have bought into it hook, line, and sinker. Even when we CLAIM to be enlightened, we STILL give a nod to white standards. Until Blacks UNDERSTAND what they were TAUGHT about THEMSELVES(Ugly, nappy stinky hair, dark skin, etc) is the OPPOSET(Blacks were the FIRST humans on the planet and God/nature CREATED our PHYSICAL—looks, hair, skin, lips/nose, etc—to withstand our enviorment. Everyone else came AFTER Blacks so we set the standard of WHAT a human SHOULD look like, NOT the other way around). Sadly, it's too late for most.

  7. Robert Jones says:

    No, YOU simply don't want to be called "ugly" by white folks.

  8. I could care less what white black ECT think of my HAIR!! The only ppl EVER IN MY LIFE CALLED ME ANY NAME WHERE PPL THAT LOOK LIKE ME!!!! Other races think I'm beautiful and they love my natural look especially when I where braids or my micro fro or what ever way a wear it!! I grew up around ever nationality in San Diego,Ca and all thru my elementary-jr high I was in inner city schools and only BLKS called me names because I was dark my dads girlfriend cut off my hair and it was short in jr high!! But in high school when I was bused to the promeint White school ( GO LA JOLLA SENIOR HIGH VICKINGS) I was a hit!!! And the other blks there judged and picked but every other natiality treated me well and invited me to parties and outings when my ppl acted like I wasn't good enough!! So don't tell me who I want to like me!!!! I like me and SO DOES GOD SOMTO HELL WITH THIS HOW I CAN OR CANT WARE MY HAIR!! Chemicals aren't good for the hair especially if not properly cared for!! I LOVE NY THICK BEAUTIFUL 2b hair!! But I like to change how I look from time to time as well and wigs weaves extension (braids) do that for me!! I hate when men judge how we need to or not look, but u all chase the ones that look like u claim we envy !! U don't see us (blk women) running and finding all the Kimk looking men and ect type!! So lay off us and our hair!! I LOVE BEING A BEAUTIFUL SISTER ! And being a REAL ALL NATURAL WOMAN, I HAVE THE RIGHT TO FEEL/LOOK ANY WAY I FEEL!!! GOOD DAY!!!

  9. Robert Jones says:

    Absolute TRUTH! Keep Teaching it!

  10. Robert Jones says:

    Of course you care. If not, why spend hundreds on FAKE hair? We DON'T usually DO what we don't FEEL a NEED to do.The fact that you hold what OTHER groups THINK of you in high esteem speaks for itself. Now there is No doubt people who look like YOU can be tough on each other, but they are usually suffering from image problems themselves. But what you are attempting to do is JUSTIFY WHY you adore whites. That's WHY you keep coming back to what other Blacks "said" about you. Second, I DIDN'T read anyone DEMANDING how YOU wear YOUR hair. Just like YOU have the RIGHT to BELIEVE what YOU want, others do as well. Now there IS merit in your anger at Black men adoring white women. White supremacist beauty standards affect ALL Blacks until and unless they become enlightened with the truth. I have ALWAYS maintained that there are TWO supremacy "standards" that have penetrated the MENTAL so DEEP it's almost IMPOSSIBLE to alter. One for the Black woman and one for the Black man. For Black men, it's the DEEP, DEEP, DEEP Belief that white women ARE the epitmee of ALL that is BEAUTIFUL. For Black women it is the DEEP belief that LONG hair IS the epitmee of female Beauty. But these beauty standards are paraded before before us as something to be VALUED. Kim K. is ONE example. So what we are dealing with here comes BACK to hatred of SELF and admoration for OTHERS, especailly whites. Peace!

  11. Blah blah blah!! Blk men make BLK women feel they need long hair!! I at this time sport a small fro!! So I have no hair issue long shirt in between I love me!! Men taught women how to like/dislike how they look!! When u guys would call out red bone red bone what Gunna do red bone red bone we don't want no Geechi we want u!! High yella n long hair is what YALL was cookoo for.. So stop puttin it all on whites!! Every time YALL get $2 y get a white woman!! I careless cus soon as she done w/ur money she sends u up the river!! If the blk man stop acting like his woman R so hard tinsel w/maybe they wouldn't be!! U get us u treat us like shine ol a and get one of them, she's the Queen of Sheba so what do u all want!! GOD GAVE ADAM DEMINION OF ALL THINGS!! SO BY TALIKING DOWN TO US OR SAYING WE HATE US, MEANS UBALL FAILED TO SHOW US HOW TO SELF LOVE!! So get off this natural hair hate wagon n get on showing BLK MEN HOW TO LOVE STICK W/HIS BLK QUEEN N RAISE OUR BLK BABIES AND KEEP OUR HERITAGE!! WHEN U DONTHAT, ILL STOP WEAVING WIGS!! I GUESS EYELASHES ARE OUT TOO THEN!!

  12. Truth be told they wish they were us more than we do them!! So unless u r teaching EVER BLK MAN HOW TO BE A REAL MAN AND STOP CHEATING ON HIS WIFE AND ABONDONING THER CHILDERN AND STOP GOING TO PRISON AND STOP SELLING DOPE FOR THE OTHER FOLK THAT REALLY GET RICH AND BE REAL MEN OF VALAR MISS ME W-ALL THAT!! LET ME SEE U START SCHOOLS THAT TURN OUT GENIUS' AND HAVE WEALTH NOT RICHES.. Wealth last riches go fast!! Then u tell me what u about!! LET ME SEE U STOP THESE GANGS FROM KILLING US N THE STREETS, THEN U GOT MY ATTENTION!! other wise!! WE R SO DONE HERE!! GOD BLESS

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