https://www.thefader.com/2016/11/30/shaved-hair-women-roundtable-laura-mvula-ruby-tandoh

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I’ve always known that women who chose to shave their head were perceived as different. I remember the faint sense of dread I felt, waiting for my mom to pick me up from my school in Scotland. She was beautiful and friendly, but my fear was that kids would make fun of me because she didn't fit into the normal conventions of an Edinburgh woman. She was black, English, and instead of having long straight hair, she — as well as her twin sister, my aunty Pauline — often wore their afros shaved down to the grain. Black women’s hair has a social significance that’s pretty unique in modern culture. In the U.K. we black people spend more than $6.55 billion on our hair — six times more than ... Full story

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