Thanks to one of my favorite hair blogs, Black Girl With Long Hair -- I caught wind of this story.
Check it. A black woman in Chicago used a drugstore relaxer that caused her hair to "come sliding off my head."
Peep the video, via World Star Hip Hop.
Having watched that, I have more questions than answers.
1. Hair relaxer by nature is a harsh chemical treatment. But... Sheenique?? Has anyone heard of this brand before? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
2. How long was she wearing the product for? Just 10 minutes? Really? In my experience, people will tell you to just "grin and bear it" while getting relaxed, with the belief that keeping the product in for longer will lead to straighter hair. So that makes me wonder. If that's the result after 10 minutes, imagine if she'd left it in for the whole duration. Yikes!
3. So now thanks to the news report, she'll get to meet the president of the company. And what has she learned from this experience? Will she continue to use hair relaxer, or will she seek other ways to style her hair from here on out?
I'm sure you've got an opinion on this -- what are your views on this video?