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How Has Your Mental Health Affected Black Hair Care?

How Has Your Mental Health Affected Black Hair Care?

Black hair care and mental health. Black hair has been a source of strength and pride for centuries, but it has also been a source of anxiety and insecurity. For many black women, our hair is an important part of our identity. It's a way to express our culture and our individuality. But it can also be a source of stress and anxiety.

There are a number of reasons why caring for black hair can be stressful. For one, there's a lot of pressure to conform to Eurocentric standards of beauty. This can lead to feelings of inadequacy and insecurity. Additionally, the process of caring for black hair can be time-consuming and expensive. All of these factors can take a toll on your mental health.

Caring For Natural Black Hair in Ways That Benefit Your Mental Health

Despite the challenges, it's important to care for your hair in a way that is healthy and positive. There are a number of ways to do this, including:

- Finding a hairstyle that suits you and makes you feel confident

- Wearing your hair in a style that is easy to maintain

-Using quality products that are designed for black hair

- Taking the time to care for your hair properly

By taking these steps, you can help to reduce the stress associated with black hair care and improve your mental health.

How Has Society's Perception of Black Hair Affected Your Mental Health

As Black Women, we're taught early on that our hair needs to be changed. Why? Because our mothers were taught this and it has followed us through generations.

We were told: You'll be liked by others more if your hair is straight. You'll get a better job if your hair is straight. We've learned that this was not always the case.

Fortunately, there's a growing movement of acceptance and appreciation for natural black hair. This is helping to change the way society perceives natural black hair and its value.

As more people see your natural hair as beautiful and unique, the less pressure there will be to conform to unrealistic standards. This, in turn, can help improve the mental health of a lot of black women.

There are a number of ways to get involved in this movement, including:

-Educating yourself and others about the history and culture of black hair

- Supporting businesses that cater to natural black hair

- Wearing your hair with pride

By taking these steps, you can help to shift societal norms and improve the mental health of yourself and other black women.

The C.R.O.W.N Act

The C.R.O.W.N Act of 2019 (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) brought awareness to the discrimination and workplace treatment because of how Black Women wore their hair.

It's a beginning and to this date, not all states have embraced this act. The states that have, still have cities and counties that do not acknowledge it. Go figure!

Why would you need this type of legal agenda just to go to work with your natural hair?

Because of its presence, The C.R.O.W.N Act has helped ease some of the anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues surrounding your natural hair.

Summing things up ...

Mental health is a complex issue that can be affected by many factors. For black women, one of these factors is hair care. The pressure to conform to Eurocentric standards of beauty can lead to feelings of inadequacy and insecurity. Not to mention that the process of caring for black hair can be time-consuming and expensive. All of these factors can take a toll on your mental health.

Fortunately, there is a growing movement of acceptance and appreciation for natural black hair. This is helping to change the way society perceives your natural hair and its value. As more people see the naturalness of your hair as beautiful and unique, the less pressure there will be to conform to unrealistic standards. This, in turn, can help improve the mental health of many black women.

There are a number of ways to get involved in this movement, including educating yourself and others about the history and culture of your hair; supporting businesses that cater to natural black hair; and wearing your hair with pride. By taking these steps, you can help to shift societal norms and improve mental health for black women.

The C.R.O.W.N Act of 2019 (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) brought awareness to the discrimination and workplace treatment because of how Black Women wore their hair.

It's a beginning and to this date, not all states have embraced this act. The states that have, still have cities that do not acknowledge it. Why would you need this type of legal agenda just to go to work with your natural hair? Because its presence has helped ease some of the anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues surrounding your natural hair.

If you're struggling with your mental health challenges, please seek help from a professional. There are also many online resources available, such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

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As always ...

Dedicated to Your Beauty,

Juliette Samuel,

Esthetician/Author/Publisher,

Nyraju Skin Care