This is interesting. I recently watched “Good Hair“, a documentary by Chris Rock on black hair. I was fascinated. I had no idea that’s how it worked, partly because I never sat down thinking about african hair, but the relaxer, the weaves (!)… it’s mindblowing. Can you tell I’m white?
Regardless, watch it if you can. It’s super campy too so even if you’re not interested in black hair you’ll probably have a good laugh over the crazy hairdressing competition footage. In fact, the film is worth watching just for that.