What is hair depression and why do black women experience it?

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Hair depression is experienced by black women across the globe.
Hair depression is experienced by black women across the globe.
Peter Griffith

For black women hair is not just a part of who they are; it is highly connected to their self-love journey too. Whether it is relaxed, straightened, or natural, black woman use their hair to express themselves. 

So what happens if their hair is not done? Or their natural hair is not the way that they envision it to be? What happens to their confidence when their edges are damaged, or they experience thinning along the hairline?

Many go through hair depression.

Support independent journalism
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in