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Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles.

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Chris Rock, a man with two daughters, asks about good hair, as defined by Black Americans, mostly Black women. He visits Bronner Brothers' annual hair convention in Atlanta. He tells us about sodium hydroxide, a toxin used to relax hair. He looks at weaves, and he travels to India where tonsure ceremonies produce much of the hair sold in America. A weave is expensive: he asks who makes the money. We visit salons and barbershops, central to the Black community. Rock asks men if they can touch their mates' hair - no, it's decoration. Various talking heads (many of them women with good hair) comment. It's about self image. Maya Angelou and Tracie Thoms provide perspective. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for some language including sex and drug references, and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »
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$1,043,732 (USA) (9 October 2009)

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$4,157,104 (USA) (26 February 2010)
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Ice-T: ...trust me, if a woman ain't happy with herself, she's going to bring nothing but pain to every f'ing body around her.
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A light documentary on an interesting topic
16 November 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Chris Rock provides a good snapshot of the hair culture of African-American women. Various aspects of the movie are entertaining, amusing, or saddening, depending on how one views them.

I have heard people criticize the movie's lack of depth in the analysis of topics like economic exploitation with regard to hair products, and sociological issues around the use of these products. However, such detailed analysis would not be very meaningful without the general background that is provided in this movie.

This movie was a good, light documentary on a topic that interested me and had not been discussed before.


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