What I want to know what do people really consider to be good hair? For me being a stylist every one's hair is good. It's about taking care of your hair properly and finding the right regimen that will make your hair it's absolute best.
It always bothers me when people say that someone with a softer wave pattern or a curlier grade has better hair. That may not necessarily be true. Because while it may be softer that means often times it won't hold a curl or stay straight as someone with a coarser texture.
What also bothers me about the term good hair is that it is almost derogatory in the way it may make a person feel about what's growing out of their scalp. It is almost as if a person has a certain texture is deemed prettier because of it. This is truly a problem for little girls when parents, relatives and strangers are telling them you have horrible hair, tough hair or nappy hair. This does nothing for their self esteem. Using this terminology is not the best way to support our little girls. It gives them a sense of inadequacy because of their hair. Leaving them frustrated and often times feeling less than because of these comments.
As black women we know that our hair is our crown and glory. And I much rather not hear or use the term "good hair". anymore. What we should be doing is embracing our hair texture whether short, long, curly or coarse. Letting our little girls know that what you have growing out of your scalp is great, while also encouraging our women to be thankful and accepting of what they were born with.
Having "good hair" should not be accepted as an term in any persons vocabulary when referring to hair.