Happy Sunday lovelies!
I hope you all have had a great weekend. Mine has been busy, busy, busy but I can't complain. Today's chat topic is something that has been on my mind for awhile. I have noticed that myself and other relaxed hair bloggers sing the praises of hair care lines such as Qhemet, Bee Mine, HairVeda, Kinky Curly, Shea Moisture, and others. However, I have noticed that those lines rarely ever acknowledge us.
Let me explain.
If you ever follow some of this hair care lines on Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of social media, you will notice that they always highlight the natural hairstyles. Oftentimes, those hair styles will be a gorgeous twist out or puff or whatever but I'm always left saying: Us relaxed heads use your products to style too. Our styles are never prominently featured (yes, we do more to our hair than just wear it straight) At most, all relaxed heads will get is 'oh y'all can use our products too.'
And this is a problem.
To me, hair product is just that...product. Some may serve to moisturize while others provide hold-whatever. I think for those cases it doesn't matter if you're natural or not. The problem comes in when I have folks approach me as though I'm natural because I use 'natural products' (whatever that means) and that lets me know that these lines are not targeted towards us (by us, I' mean relaxed heads) even thought lots of us use those lines with great results. It really makes me kind of sad
This is why I try out products of all sorts for my blog. You guys will notice that I never focus on 'relaxed hair only' lines because my hair simply doesn't work like that. I highlight what works and hopefully it will make others see that what was previously thought a 'natural' hair care line can work for them too.
Anyway, do you think relaxed heads are ignored by natural hair care lines? Do you think is right? Do you think they should make an effort to be more inclusive? I'd love to hear with you think!