Can White People Have Black Hair?
Although the question of whether white people can have black hair is a controversial one, there is an established body of literature on social control of racially minoritized people. Schooling and policing are two key sites of tension for Black communities. Moreover, more recent scholarship has revealed the subtle form of racism in these settings. This article draws together these recent studies and encourages scholars to consider how social control of Black hair operates in these settings.
Dreadlocks are common among Asians and Europeans
The history of dreadlocks is largely unknown, but the term ‘dreadlock’ is thought to have originated in Africa, which is why Europeans and other Asians often refer to them as ‘dreadful.’ However, the style has been around for a long time, dating back to the Ancient Egyptians and earliest known examples are from North Africa. Dreadlocks have a very colorful and interesting history, and there is no reason to think that the fashion is not a cultural staple.
Dreadlocks are not unique to any one group. Africans and Asians, who are both highly tolerant of dreadlocks, often have them in their hair. Many ancient mummies have been found with braids on them. Dreadlocks have also been associated with Judaism and Hinduism. The early Jewish priests wore their hair in dreads, because they were forbidden to shave or comb their hair. In Buddhism, dreadlocks symbolize nonconformity to vanity.
Initially, it is important to wash dreadlocks sparingly to avoid breaking them. Experts disagree on the frequency of washing but generally recommend washing once a week or so. In addition, wash your locks once or twice a week. For extra protection, you can wear a nylon stocking over your head while washing your dreadlocks. However, if your scalp is too oily, you may want to shampoo it more often as this can loosen knots.
They provide a protective hairstyle
The traditional hairstyles of black and Afro-textured hair are perfect for protecting white people from the sun and other environmental factors. Although black and Afro-textured hair is more coarse than Caucasian hair, some protective styles can be worn on white hair. The protective hairstyles are often braids, rolls, and twists. For white people, a protective bun is the best option. A protective twist can also work for white people.
Protective braids work well for both sides of the head. Lemonade braids are best for thin edges, and double braids on the sides look feminine and protective. Another protective hairstyle is a low braided updo with a pretzel-shaped bun at the nape. A fancy protective style can look like a crown. Tightly coiled natural hair looks best left down, or swept into a princess pony. If you’re not sure what protective style works best for you, consider wearing it down in a loose bun. For a protective style, half-protective braids are also a good option.
While these protective styles don’t protect you from the sun, they do provide protection against the elements. Some of the most common protective styles include pigtails and buns, as well as braids and wigs. Keeping your hair in a protective style will keep it from frizzing up and sliding around while you sleep. If you want to try something different, try braids or a wig.
They are easy to maintain
In contrast to white hair, Black hair has some unique physical characteristics. It is more fragile and prone to breakage, and it can be nearly impossible to straighten it without causing damage.
For this reason, Black people usually choose protective hairstyles that can be worn for long periods without requiring constant manipulation. Heat or chemical straighteners are other options for those who prefer to keep their hair curly. While these techniques can be costly, they do the job just as well as traditional methods.