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Hair Wars: Good Hair vs My Nappy Roots Movies

Between waiting on a group of my girlfriends and tryin' to arrange childcare for us to see Chris Rock's GOOD HAIR movie, can you believe I STILL have NOT SEEN it yet?? Now, I've learned that My Nappy ROOTS: A Journey through Black Hair-itage [] is another one I need to see. This one includes our own Dr. JoAnne Cornwell as an ethnic hair care industry contributor amongst a host of others.

I'm on a quest today to find both of these movies... now that at this moment I can't see them to find them showing in my local area.

Natural Journeys Readers, do you know where to see movies Good Hair and My Nappy Roots anywhere nationalwide? DO TELL...

Seems I am so late about knowledge of the Nappy Roots movie (2006) that I missed that there was a lawsuit between the two movies! Movie maker,
Regina Kimbell claimed her movie, My Nappy Roots, a documentary that she made in 2005, was the inspiration behind Rock's Good Hair, and sued him for a cool $5 million... hair wars indeed. [] Rock won out. "Rock states that Nappy Roots, unlike Good Hair, is more a historical take on the topic of black hair care rather than an entertainment one." I'm glad both approaches to the topic exist. Oftentimes, documentaries DON'T get seen by the masses, but satire has a wide appeal. It's the frustration with the satirical that motives folks to seek out the deeper issues on a thing and locate the documentary.

I want to see both movies now especially after seeing Dr. JoAnne Cornwell's videos... have YOU seen 'em? Check 'em out here:

Isn't Dr. C's hair just STUNNING!?! Wow!


RK said…
Thanks for your support. Please join My Nappy Roots Facebook Fan page and visit We list our screenings and events on the fan page. Also please spread the word. We hope to be able distribute the film by Spring 2010.

3girlsmomma said…
@RK- Thanks for being a Natural Journeys reader! I'll be sure to become a MNRFb Fan. I finally saw Good Hair today without my girlfriends. While I found the movie entertaining, I desire to go deeper on the issue. I'll be sure to look for My Nappy Roots in Spring 2010!
Hey girl! Don't feel bad. I haven't seen Good Hair either. lol

Thanks for sharing this info about MNR!

Take care!
It is not a mystery, our concept of good hair/bad hair. Our mothers taught us to be ashamed of our hair, because their mothers taught them the same thing. Our children hear our words and internalize them. When parents begin to mirror self-love, children will do the same. Hopefully we will one day learn that we all are beautiful, regardless of how we choose to wear our hair.
Aron Ranen said…
I have posted my entire documentary BLACK HAIR on youtube. It is about the Korean Take-over of the Black Hair Industry...worldwide.

there are alos two updates to the film, including one fron London, England


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