Black folk, we know, we tend to be particularly susceptible to all of the media hype that surrounds the lies from the haircare industry that a product will make your hair grow. I tell you, I can tell you myself – I have heard it all!
When I was in high school I had a friend of mine who told me that dirt will make your hair grow. Just recently, within the past few years, I had a lover tell me to wash my hair once a month. Yes, he was well-meaning and I listened for a while until my hair felt so bloody nasty that I knew something wrong was going on.
I have had established hairdressers from actually very good salons in the city of Toronto tell me that Coca-Cola has potassium in it and will grow your hair. Fair enough – I do drink Cola because Coca-Cola is too expensive and Cola is basically the same thing so there could be something to that. Read the rest of this entry »