A Black Man’s Perspective on a Black Woman’s Natural Hair

By | September 7, 2016

Discussion Forum

Once again we are here to take a peek ‘through the looking glass’ of the minds of two Black men and their views about the ‘natural sista’. As with the last interview of this kind, I have not done a major poll but it is my plan to further research this subject.

So, let’s take a look at the minds of our ‘brothers’. Both men are married to black women with natural hair.

Interview #1

Our first guest is a Jamaican man married to a Jamaican woman with natural black hair. He has chosen to remain anonymous and will use initials for this interview.

 

 

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Question #1

What is the ethnicity of your wife or significant other?

JJ

My wife is a beautiful black woman from Jamaica.

Question #2

How would you describe her hair?

JJ

She has natural textured hair – she does not use any chemicals.

Question #3

How do you like it? Do you have a preference in terms of style, cut, color, texture?

JJ

I like it as long as it’s taken care of. As far as preference goes, I think with her natural hair, she has the option to do different styles. The texture is fine, since she uses natural oils to keep it soft.

Question #4

Is your prior hair experience with a black woman with natural hair or other ethnicity? And how do you rate the hair in terms of beauty, texture, touchability – tactile effect?

JJ

Surprisingly no, as they all had their hair chemically treated.

Question #5

Which state of her hair do you prefer and why? Meaning – chemically treated, naturally cared for, no hair (bald)?

JJ

Definitely not bald for sure. Not really fussy about either as long as it’s taken care of on a regular basis.

 


 

Interview#2

The guest for this interview, is also a Jamaican man married to an American woman with natural hair styled in ‘dreadlocks’. He will be identified using initials.

Question #1

What is the ethnicity of your wife or significant other?

JG

My wife is of American descent.

Question#2

How would you describe her hair?

JG

Well, she wears ‘locks’ and I love it. She has been wearing locks for more than 20 years.

Question #3

How do you like it? Do you have a preference in terms of style, cut, color, texture?

JG

Well, after being with her for so long, I love it! She wears it well. She has cut it once, but she wears it usually long in a pony tail. The texture is hard to describe. How can you describe or say ‘matted’ without conjuring up a ‘knotted mess’ for a picture? I will just say ‘twisted’.

Question #4

Is your prior hair experience with a black woman with natural hair or other ethnicity? And how do you rate the hair in terms of beauty, texture, touchability – tactile effect?

JG

Yes, I have had black women with natural and chemically treated hair. I think that black women should wear their hair in its natural state – it is just so beautiful! I like touching my wife’s locks.

Question #5

Which state of her hair do you prefer and why? Meaning – chemically treated, naturally cared for, no hair (bald)?

JG

I prefer it natural – just the way it is now. It is her God-given beauty! As long as she continues to take care of it, I will continue to enjoy it with her.

 

So, ladies and gentlemen, I thanked both men for sharing their opinions about black natural hair women. I invite you to share your opinions as well. Also, please let me know if you would be willing to participate in a survey or discussion concerning natural hair.

Thank you for visiting.

2 thoughts on “A Black Man’s Perspective on a Black Woman’s Natural Hair

  1. Dee

    It’s nice to hear/see black men being supportive of black natural hairstyles on women. Usually you hear negative stuff so I’m glad you’re doing these interviews!

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    1. Michelle Post author

      Thank you, Dee for exchanging your thoughts. Yes, indeed, it is great to know that men, and not only black men, but men on a whole are being supportive of their women in whatever natural state of hair that the woman might be ‘wearing/sporting. And, sure, the interviews so give another outlook on opinions of current times. All the best.

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