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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
I would say that hair is a woman's glory and that you share that glory with your family. And they get to see you braiding it and they get to see you washing it.
But it is not a bad thing or a good thing, it's hair.
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I had no idea that this was a documentary and bought it since it said "hillarious" on the DVD cover and because Chris Rock usually makes good comedies. But this turned out to be a documentary about something I have absolutely no interest in.
It was a struggle to sit through "Good Hair" and watch people talk about something with no meaning to me whatsoever. How can people be so self-centered and vain as to pay several thousands of dollars on hair, when there is so many wrong things in the world?
"Good Hair" is like a Halloween ride of shallow caricatures of people who has no sense of reality.
This is the worst $2 I have ever wasted on a DVD. It is rubbing from start to end. I managed to suffer through it to the end, and now that I have seen it, I will never make a return trip to watch this movie or any contents on the disc ever again.
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