Black women’s hairstyle in American society is a sensitive issue, especially in deliberately different ethnic groups to discuss the premise of hairstyle, will inevitably lead to racial discrimination contradictions, so the answer for the time being in this regard too much comment.
Why do black women like to wear wigs, which is a social, historical, cultural, physiological and other aspects of a comprehensive problem. From the physiological point of view, black women, the prevalence of alopecia were significantly higher than white women. Between 2006 and 2007, a statistical survey of the prevalence of alopecia in 131,748 patients in the United States showed a 0.4% incidence of black female alopecia, which is more than four times (0.09%) that of white women.
Black women have two traditional hairstyle, one called kinky hair, the other is called braids.
Kinky hair is our traditional impression of the pompon, such as this look.
The braids is our traditional impression of the little pigtail, such as this look.
Kinky hair and braids from the African tribes, has a very far-reaching traditions, and hair characteristics are consistent with the black. But the impression in Europe and the United States women, this hairstyle gives the feeling of dirty- African American wigs.
With the rise of African slave trade, black women’s hair began to be affected by Europe and the United States. As Europe and the United States women’s popular hairstyle is straight hair and curly-based, its status as a strong culture of black women naturally affect the hair habits. As Europe and the United States women’s popular hairstyle is straight hair and curly-based, its status as a strong culture of black women naturally affect the hair habits. For example, slave owners in the South Estate tend to make the complexion lighter, closer to the hair and hair of female slaves engaged in indoor labor, and let the skin color is more black, hairstyle mess female female engaged in field work. At the same time in order to deliberately reduce the status of blacks, slave owners are more accustomed to using “wool” rather than “hair” to describe the slave’s hair. This arrangement naturally led to the tendency of the black slaves to hairstyles in Europe and the United States, and this trend continued into the present African-American community. For example, the prevailing notion is that black natural black hair should not appear in formal social situations.
The above historical and cultural reasons make black women’s hairstyles tend to Europe and the United States women’s popular hairstyle changes, and wig again in a convenient and quick way to meet this demand. Wigs not only eliminates the complex process of hair perm, but also easier to take care of women in their daily lives. In style and style, black women are more inclined to choose the European and American women’s popular straight hair and curly hair. This is the black women wigs is very important reason for popular. So, black women prefer to wear wigs, is a relatively high rate of alopecia, as well as Europe and the United States a strong cultural influence of the results.