Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Chris Rock has been hitting the TV interview circuit plugging his movie GOOD HAIR.
He noticed that his daughters were spending much time and money on their hair. He begin to look at the hair business more and found black women are the biggest market of hair products. Black women, head-count percentage wise, make up about 20% of the hair market, but spending-wise, they make up about 70% percent of the market.
Chris found that many are buying human hair wigs. The best selling human hair is long black hair, found typically in Indian and Asian countries. They are willing to pay thousands of dollars for a good mane of hair.
In India many churches, temples, or what other religious institutions they have in India have been pushing for the female part of the congregation to do what is right and donate their hair to the church, who, in turn sell it to whomever is willing to pay the highest price. It appears the church staff benefits materially for these females charitable generosity. But the families that donated their daughters' hair remain poor.
Chris was appalled that black women would go to so much trouble to look like white women.
I agree! Chris Rock said, in so many words, “Be yourself! Do your hair so you will like it! If you feel good about yourself everything else will work itself out.”
On the other hand, I heard somebody else say if you see an opportunity seize it!
I am emotional moved by that advice. I would like to help the poor Asians and Indians in some way will live on and keep giving.
I know! I think I will give them free haircuts!