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The Black Girl Crisis: The gym or my hair?

April 16, 2009

Blow dryerFox Chicago news anchor Robin Robinson had an interesting report on April 9th, on Fox News at 9 regarding the fact that many African-American women do not exercise regularly – because of their hair. More to the point, the fact that their chemically-straightened hair doesn’t allow them the convenience of a workout/shower/go to work process that the rest of us take for granted.

This is a fascinating an eye-opening report, (especially about health issues, and not just the issues about all the dangers of chemical relaxers). The video is here for your convenience, and it really gives us a LOT to think about. Robinson herself is sporting a “natural” curl to her otherwise “anchorwoman ‘do”…. see what you think. Apparently there is a study that supports Robinson’s claims.

Thoughts, ladies?  Does your hair prevent you from working out? 

I’d like to say that’s my excuse, but it’s not.  Me?  Simple lack of willpower!

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