An Asian Guy Who Sees the Beauty in Black Women’s Hair

What a breath of fresh air!! This article completely lifted my spirits and I’m sure it will do the same for all of you! I, myself, having been natural for the first time since last year, and have no problem accepting my beautiful hair. But hearing about the beauty and uniqueness of our hair from a man of another race (esp. Asian!!) is the icing on the cake! Enjoy 🙂

Read the article here

12 thoughts on “An Asian Guy Who Sees the Beauty in Black Women’s Hair

  1. Thanks for posting this article. I think it’s really interesting to see that Black women can be appreciated by men of other cultures – just for being our natural selves. I personally have never really thought much of dating Asian men because frankly, I just thought they wouldn’t be interested in a concrete way. Articles like this one are starting to make me feel more ‘open’ to the idea. 🙂
    K

  2. “I know just as much about black culture as any other Asian: Miles Davis, The Black Panthers, and in eighth grade I could say “YEEEAAAAAHH!” and “OKKAAAY!” like Lil Jon. But for some reason, I never knew about this “black hair industry”.” That almost had me lose my job laughing out loud. I officially have a crush on this guy who I know nothing about. I can’t wait to read the other stuff he has to say about dating black girls and such.

    Girls I think this Black women/Asian Men movement is going to happen. I would love for one of us to come back to this forum shouting that we have found our Asian King. 🙂

  3. “News Flash: Just because you’re white doesn’t mean I wanna jump your bones. Now, I know this sounds like George Orwell’s “2 Minutes of Hate” but I assure you, I love white girls. I also love Black girls, and Indian girls, and Latin girls, and girls, and girls, and girls. But I’m just sick and tired of these White girls walking around with a Kanye West sized ego acting like they “run this shit.” Cuz you know what? You know who‘s really running this? Do you really wanna know who the true stallions are, pushing the Asian men towards the spotlight?

    Black Women.”

    That comment made me so stinkin’ happy. Again- no work will get done now that I have found this dude’s blog.

  4. “News Flash: Just because you’re white doesn’t mean I wanna jump your bones. Now, I know this sounds like George Orwell’s “2 Minutes of Hate” but I assure you, I love white girls. I also love Black girls, and Indian girls, and Latin girls, and girls, and girls, and girls. But I’m just sick and tired of these White girls walking around with a Kanye West sized ego acting like they “run this shit.” Cuz you know what? You know who‘s really running this? Do you really wanna know who the true stallions are, pushing the Asian men towards the spotlight?

    Black Women.”

    *hmm thought I posted this already*

    Anyway I am not going to get any work done today-again because of this boy’s blog. This is making me think of breaking down and getting internet-so that I can add not getting any sleep to my list.

  5. There is one little problem that I have the authors thoughts, some Black women DO have naturally straight hair ,otherwise,it’s great to hear from a non-Black person who appreciates who we are.

    The biggest myth about Black people( women in this case) is that we’re all the same people and that we’re not attractive. Far as our hair, people think that all Black hair is kinky and unmanageable. Even though most of beautician’s clients are African American or from the African diaspora, she also teaches non-Black students about Black hair care and about our types of hair. Recently there was a woman, an African American, who came to get her hair washed . Her hair was soooo Black and beautiful like a horses mane. It was sooo long..and contrary to what her critics thought, it was all HERS!( You know the deal, we can feel a weave) and she didn’t use chemicals in it.

    I will admit to wearing perms,but I also find all types of hair to be beautiful. After,for years, of listening to my grandmother worship ” good hair”, it took me years for anybody to convince me to get my hair cut. I was scared that I was going to look like my brothers. I now wear my hair more on the Halle Berry side,and I love it! I no longer crave to have long hair( I had thick average length hair). If you ask me, I feel better with it because I like feeling realistic as possible. I also feel that I look 10 years longer with it( at least that what I ‘ve been told)

  6. I loved this article! It made me kinda sad as well, because I have come to realize that I have not seen my natural hair since I was 6 years old. I feel like I am of an age where going natural may not be an option for me, however for the sistas who have made the leap I support you wholeheartedly. I do feel that Asian men are now beginning to see that Black women are feeling them and vice versa. I can’t “join in the fun” as I am already married, but to see this relationship dynamic beginning to REALLY take place among our people is a beautiful thing……LOVE IT!!

    • We know that BiAlamode that you have our backs in the “movement” and that is what counts. That there are women out there who support it and are happy for those who can attain it.

      I am with you about not seeing my natural hair since I was little. I don’t really think I can go back. I have had my hair really short, but still needed the relaxer. I have very coarse hair and am chicken about what the “real” me would look like.

  7. wow…i’m seeing more and more examples where other cultures and races have less of a problem with our hair than ‘we’ do…

    i went natural about 10 yrs ago…..some of my people are from louisiana and are a mix of white/indian/black/other…lots of long, thick, sometimes curly hair that i didn’t inherit…in my family, kinky was bad and straight was good…but my scalp became so sensitive to where even a kiddie relaxer burned me horribly…i decided enough was enough and my vanity was not worth that kind of pain…there was some real fear because i, too, had not seen my hair since 1st grade…i wore braids for a year to grow my hair out… the reactions i received wearing my hair curly were interesting…my immediate family was confused–why have ‘nappy’ hair when i could have straight hair?…some white people were curious because they assumed the straight hair was my natural texture…several black people wondered if i had become one of those new-age sistas…in fact, i had a black female boss and was interviewing for a job at the time…i agonized over whether to wear my hair as is or to straighten it…i broke down and straightened it, to my boss’ delight…she told me later she wondered how i would wear my hair, and how professional and mature the straight hair made me look…

    over the years, the responses have mostly been positive…i love my hair, though it is a small part of who i am…but it’s very nice to know that there are guys out there, asian among them, that see beauty in my hair…

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