good hair myth

Debunking The “Good Hair” Myth

Hey, curlfriends, let’s talk about good hair. 

I know…I cringe when I hear those words too, but so many of our curlfriends qualify their hair as good or bad that I thought we needed to address it.

So let’s get into it!

By a show of hands, how many of you believe that you have good hair? I know I cannot see your hands, but I don’t need to. I’ve talked to enough curlfiends to know that 2 out of every 5 probably won’t raise their hands. That’s why the goal for today is to debunk a significant myth and help each of you see your hair differently.

What do they say about good hair?

What is good hair? After doing a little digging with my customers and clients, this is where many opinions on the topic land. Using the culture’s definition, we’ll see that good hair is often associated with hair that is silky, shiny, and full of loose wavy curls. On the opposite end of that spectrum, bad hair would be anything that opposed this silky, shiny, bouncy curl stereotype. Leaving me and all my culrlfriends with kinks and tighter curls to be wrongly identified as having bad hair. 

The consensus has been that any variation of loose curls and shiny hair was desirable and, therefore, good. Making good hair a goal for many naturals and a point of contention when it wasn’t readily achieved or the immediate reality.

The truth. There is no good or bad hair. There are different surface textures, stages of health, and appearance of curls, but no bad hair.

Why we shouldn’t subscribe to the “good hair” myth

Subscribing to the “good hair” belief often leads to:

  • Frustrations
  • Overwhelm
  • Stress
  • Insecurity 
  • Misalignment of goals
  • Stagnancy on your natural journey
  • Struggle
  • The perpetuation of trauma and prejudices
  • Unhealthy hair

We often assume by looking at someone’s hair that they have it good when it comes to styling and caring for their curls. Truthfully, regardless of your hair’s surface texture or appearance, you can and will struggle if you don’t care for your hair properly. The “good hair” myth is the source of much of your frustration on your natural journey and causes you to devalue, mistreat, and be embarrassed by your curls.  

Think about it…If good hair wasn’t the gold standard, how different would your natural experience be? Would you be satisfied with your curls and work intentionally to help them thrive?

Good news, curlfriends! Good hair is not the gold standard healthy hair is, and now is the perfect time to cultivate an environment that allows your curls to thrive!

Creating the curls, you desire

Ready to create the curls you desire? Start here!

Spoiler alert products are not the key that unlocks the door to your desired curls. Consistency is. When we consistently:

  • Embrace our curls
  • Learn more about our hair
  • Focus on our hair and its specific needs
  • Become intentional about caring for our curls
  • Keep up with healthy hair care habits and maintenance

We create the curls we desire! No, I’m not talking about silky, shiny, bouncy curls (although for some, this may be the case), but healthy hair that is easier to manage, defined, and retains moisture. Curls that empower you to exude confidence don’t require all your time and are evidence that natural hair care can be easy!

We can all be curlfriends that win. We can all love our hair and see it as “good.” It starts with embracing your curls, debunking the myths, and being consistent with the proper care.

Ready to become your own hair goal? Be a culrfriend that wins! Visit Bold Kulture Beauty and get the tools, support, and access needed to debunk the good hair myths and make natural hair care EASY!