Ok, I'll admit it.
I stereotyped Africa. I did.
I thought that on a majority and indigenously black continent, natural hair would be celebrated and commonplace.
For a whole week on this blog, we displayed and discussed styles from "the motherland", which I guess I kinda put forth as the cradle of natural hair ingenuity.
Which is why I came to a screeching halt when I read this in my interview with Miss Fizz (a native Nigerian now living in Ireland.)
Let's take off our dashikis, stop burning that incense, stop using vague diasporic language and discuss this!
Nigerian ladies, if you're out there, break this down for me. PLEASE break this down...
***update @ 12:01 p.m. Monday... I am amazed at the discussion this post has sparked. I won't be updating today, so that the post can get its due attention.***