Now I do believe a growing amount of Black women are seeing other Black women’s hair as fashion statements rather than as a manifestation or evidence of their or other people’s Blackness & their hair.
Way in the 1960s until 1980s particularly among afrocentric Black people the overarching worth was “being for actual”. Back in those times, it might have been unimaginable for an afrocentric sista to dye her hair blonde or any shade or to put on a blonde wig of reddish let alone brilliant reddish. To do so was considered a signal that she’d problems with her “blackness” and she wished to be White. And take a look at any amount of Black stars sportin their reddish hair or their blonde hair in what textured design crinkly curly whatever they would like to do.