"Good Hair": a documentary by Chris Rock

As many of you know by now, Chris Rock is releasing a documentary called "Good Hair" that was developed when his daughter Lola, came up to him crying and asked, "Daddy, how come I dont have good hair?". 

So...here is the offical trailer.  The documentary is due out in October.

Anyone planning to see it?  Any thoughts?


Aron Ranen said...

Please take a moment to check out my documentary film BLACK HAIR

It is free at youtube. 6 parts including an update from London, England.

It explores the Korean Take-over of the Black Beauty Supply and Hair biz..

The current situation makes it hard to believe that Madame C.J. Walker once ran the whole thing.

I am not a hater, I am a motivator.

Plus I am a White guy who stumbled upon this, and felt it was so wrong I had to make a film about it.

self-funded film, made from the heart.

Can it be taken back?


nappy.curly.crown said...

Thanks for the reminder about this one as well. I saw it a while back but I think its worth posting again.

Jameika S said...

I'm interested in seeing this documentary. I think it's funny how those who have viewed it say it is "funny." They can't understand how deeply rooted a problem this is in our community. I try not to be a Natural activitist, but since I saw what sodium hydoxide did to the aluminum can, I know I'm not going back (is it NaOH-, you know I teared my way through chemistry for passing grades). I just told my mom, in my old age I may do press and curls, but I def won't be relaxing. I saw this forum with Dick Gregory at FAMU and he speculated that black women have fibroid issues b/c of the relaxers. It would be an interesting study to see what relaxers do to us internally overtime. NCC, you should write the proposal :)

Jameika S said...

and I just realized that most of those women in the clip are having their relaxers applied incorrectly. The majority of her hair strands were covered with relaxer, not just the new growth. Little girls with relaxed hair make me sad. My mother didn't relax mine until I was in the 6th grade and I remember the pain. I can't imagine how the 2, 3, and 4 yr old feel.

Namun said...

I can't wait to see this. Thanks for posting the clip.

nappy.curly.crown said...


The majority of black women hae thier relaxers applied wrong...even those that go to professionals. I think back to when I had an perm and it's a wonder I even HAD hair! The beautician used to apply it past the new growth (u know to get it EXRTA straight), then I used to flat iron and hot curl the HELL outta it dayum near daily.

As fair as those saying it's funny: You know that 99.9999% of the film critics are white, so they have no idea how deeply rooted this is for most black women.

Jamika, let's both write the propsal and get some grant money. I think between the two of us (three if you include Mel), we can research this thang on out! And when was this forum at FAMU? I don't remember that!

LL82 said...


What I find most interesting is how many black women are uneasy and downright upset at this movie. They feel it is airing their "dirty laundry" so to speak. I had a relaxer for 16 years and I dont' understand this line of thinking...

Why do we think it's this big secret that we don't have straight hair? Do we really think that white people see black kids with naps, kinks, coils and curls... and don't notice that one day this hair suddenly disappears and gives way to straight tresses? I mean, really... LOL.

Shoot, I should do an entire blog just on that subject...

nappy.curly.crown said...

ladylibra....I didn't realize there were people that were upset about this movie. But then again I keep forgetting that outside of the internet hairboards, the "yea naps" folks are in the minority. One thing I am kinda concerned is that this is Chris Rock, so I'm worried that he might try a bit too hard to make the subject funny which will make it easy for some people to overlook the serious ussued being talked about.

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