Natural ¿ the Beautiful 'N' Word: Breaking the Psychological Bondage of the American Standard of Beauty

Overview

The American standard of beauty is an optical illusion that has mesmerized the world. Artificial hair, and makeup in the hands of a beautician is equivalent to a deck of cards, a top hat and a magic wand in the hands of a magician. The multibillion-dollar beauty industry has successfully proven that the hand is quicker than the eye. Hypnotically, the public applauds the deception. Most women-even some little girls-are addictive users of the hair and cosmetic charade; yet, few know its history. Most women were ...

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Overview

The American standard of beauty is an optical illusion that has mesmerized the world. Artificial hair, and makeup in the hands of a beautician is equivalent to a deck of cards, a top hat and a magic wand in the hands of a magician. The multibillion-dollar beauty industry has successfully proven that the hand is quicker than the eye. Hypnotically, the public applauds the deception. Most women-even some little girls-are addictive users of the hair and cosmetic charade; yet, few know its history. Most women were convinced in childhood by subliminal messages in the media that their natural hair and facial features were substandard. Ultimately, acquiring the acceptance and applause from a well-trained public became a subconscious ritual. No civilized race or nationality is exempt. This book exposes secrets and facts about the American standard of beauty rarely revealed, such as:

The untold truth about artificial hair

Why natural beauty is heavily discouraged

The cosmetic conspiracy

A totally natural method of growing nappy hair

What are Sisterlocks and who is its creator

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595428953
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Dedication ix

Prologue 1

Chapter 1 The Plot to Create Racism 9

Chapter 2 Distortion of the Black Woman's Image 28

Chapter 3 Black Hair-Care Pioneers and How Black Women Got Involved 51

Chapter 4 Cosmetics and Hair Care Products 71

Chapter 5 Beauty Obsessions and the Vanity Merchant 88

Chapter 6 Changing Times 121

Chapter 7 Black-on-Black Racism 138

Chapter 8 Hairbraiders Win Opening Round, and Personal Testimonies 147

Chapter 9 Root Profit 181

Chapter 10 Black Hair Care Film Documentary 191

Chapter 11 Conspiracy Against Black-owned Cosmetic Companies and Black Consumers 205

Chapter 12 United States District Court District of Columbia, United States of America 214

Epilogue 225

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