Sistah Vegan Consciousness and Black Women’s Hair

March 2009: Afro Breeze 9 Months Pregnant

Today I wanted to speak about black women’s hair and how it fits into the Sistah Vegan Consciousness Project. The other day I spoke of how what we may eat, affects our womb health. The hair care we take is very poor and  many of my sistahs who use chemical relaxers to straighten our hair may not realize that when our bodies absorb these chemicals, it creates a hormonal imbalance that often leads to ailments such as fibroid tumors, as well as painful menstruation. So, I wanted to share some information with you.

If you go to the safe cosmetics database, you will see the the most harmful chemical straightener is actually the one DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN. I cried when I saw this.

http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/browse.php?category=relaxer&order=webscore_INC&&showmore=products&start=120

The most TOXIC of the 130 are numbers 129 and 130: Dark and Lovely’s No-Mistake No Lye Children’s Relaxer and African’s Best Kids’ Organic. Click on each of the links 129 and 130, once you get to that page, and those will break down the toxins in these products that we’re putting on our little girl’s heads.

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    1. Thanks for your support. I have signed copies available if you order form the link (image) on the right of the page.
      If you want to save money, you can go directly to Amazon.com, but it ships from them and I can’t sign it. Whatever you choose, I hope they enjoy it.

      Best,
      Breeze

  1. I love this video, I relate very much to the ‘bad hair’ stereotype as I was teased my entire life for having said ‘bad hair’. All my siblings and cousins had either straight caucasian type hair or what the black community refers to as ‘good curly’ hair; as I grew older one of my sisters told me that the guy I was dating at the time was not someone to settle with because his hair was like mine and any offsprig wouldn’t stand a chance of getting ‘good hair’ she further told me that I should try to have children primarily from white men to ensure that they would not be subjecetd to my hairtype.

    I am often surprised that the negativity that was dosed out to me in such great amounts and for such a long period of time never caused me to dislike my hair; as not only do I love my hair but I proudly wear it natural and can’t see myself ever going back to chemicals.

    Keep up your great work, wish I could donate towards your cause but sadly I am not financially able to at the moment.

  2. I just came across your blog, it’s great. I was just wondering if you know whether the dark and lovely hair products are cruelty free? Thanks 🙂

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