Sunday, September 5, 2010

Regina King On the Fascinating Beauty of Black Women's Hair

Regina King believes that the numerous different textures and designs of black women’s hair is genuinely extraordinary.

The Emmy Award-winning actress made this declaration in the latest episode of The Hair Tales, an online show where successful black women in Hollywood share their hair stories.

The show was produced by cultural critic Michaela Angela Davis who thinks there is a story in every curl, coil and kink so she welcomed King to share her own story in the show s final episode in the series. For more beauty tips visit http://beautyboutiquela.com/.

In the video, which has formerly included stars like Mara Brock Akil and Tasha Smith, King discusses her breakout function on the NBC program 227. She said joining the comedy in the late 80s marked the very first time she used a relaxer to her hair to help make it straight.

When I began 227 is when I got my first relaxer. It burned, King admitted. My scalp didn’t like me liking the relaxer.

King reviews that minute and how getting a relaxer at such a young age belonged to a popular trend amongst black women, at the time. She went on to question the cultural impacts imposed on her and to speak about how her roles in the 1991 cult classic Boyz in The Hood and the 1993 film Poetic Justice likewise marked defining moments for her and her hair journey. King starred in both films as different characters who rocked stunning brown braids.

The braids represented that regular stunning black lady.

King credits black women for developing styles in methods she says has set the bar high for all women of all races. Through everything, she says hair amongst women, no matter design, will constantly hold unique meaning.

Everything starts with your hair, King said. A lot of your confidence lies in your hairs.

Davis stated the video was influenced by King s function as Shalika in Boyz in The Hood and it is committed to every routine stunning black girl that ever was and always will be, she informed The Huffington Post.

To mark the closing episode of her premiere series, Davis likewise wished to celebrate King for her impressive portrayals throughout the years and highlight the power she thinks King’s work represents.

For decades, Regina has been bringing black lady realness to a Hollywood hostile to that notion, Davis stated. From a precocious little lady on the block, to a ballers better half, to an intricate American Muslim, we’ve seen her bring a simple beauty and honesty to every rich and routine character she’s ever embodied.

We trust her, totally, Davis added. She is that beautiful black girl we all know. She is an excellent American actress.

 

 

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