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Good Hair by humon Good Hair by humon
"Good hair" usually means "straight hair", I know. But dammit, I love curly afro hair.

I know, I know, as a white woman I should shut my big mouth because natural afro hair is a bitch to work with, but I've felt like that ever since I was a child and watched a children's show called "Bullerfnis" [link] and I though the woman was the most beautiful thing ever, hair included.

Than a few years later her and her friend appeared in a children's movie as two cops, and she wore a straight wig [link] and I was all "Why did they make her less pretty? :C"
Only many years later did I realize that they made her more of a stereotypical tough black chick, and him a stereotypical whimpy white guy who was in love with her. :XD:
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MiniMinx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for this! These girls are beautiful and their hair is fantastic. 
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TheIce-Sorceress Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I wish there were more drawing references for African American women hair :(


We live in a society that only deems something white as "perfect" and "beautiful".


Anything with color is seen as "ugly" and "demented".
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xShinku Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love this! I hate how people always classify as good hair as "straight hair" 
I'm black and I love my curly thick hair! For about 10 months I've been growing out my hair 
by wearing dreadlocks! It's the best thing I've done for my hair and it's healthier than ever before!
I love how this kills stereotyping (:
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HermeaNyx Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm white but my hair is almost like afro hair. My classmates are always teasing me because of it. But I also like curly hair and dread locks =)
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Ladyebug88 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love this! I've been natural for 6 years and yes afro hair can be a pain especially because I have kinky-coily and wavy hair. I have had just about every natural hairstyle drawn in this excellent representation of "good hair". Im def faving this! :)
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xXWowzers2708Xx Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ahaha thank you for this , i have said hair and lets just say its not the best to grow up with . BUt this makes me feel a bit better about it :>
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SilentRain12 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014   General Artist
Lol I have this type of hair, and your description just added a bit to my self-confidence x,D Thank you
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wpaint101 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
I love the hairstyles :)
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RoaringTwenty Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
I love this drawing! =)
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